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We covered 2007 in a similar way before -- way back in 2007 -- but not to this extent. Some of these lists from our editorial staff go up to 20 rather than 10, so there is more Radiohead, Panda Bear, White Stripes, UGK, and probably M.I.A. (There is the exact same amount of Amerie, Frank Zappa, and the National, however.) Consider this the expanded, remastered, reissued version of our two-year-old feature AllMusic Editors Pick Their Top Ten of 2007. The AllMusic Loves series will finish out the decade shortly.

John Bush
M.I.A. - Kala
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
Simian Mobile Disco - Attack Decay Sustain Release
Little Brother - Getback
Joseph Arthur - Let's Just Be
The White Stripes - Icky Thump
Battles - Mirrored
Burial - Untrue
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
The Bird and the Bee - The Bird and the Bee
Jazzanova - Computer Incarnations for World Peace
Kanye West - Graduation
Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Electrelane - No Shouts No Calls
New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom
Marc Anthony - El Cantante

Joseph Arthur - "Diamond Ring"
Caribou - "Melody Day"
Gruff Rhys - "Candylion"
Battles - "Atlas"
Kanye West - "Stronger"
The New Pornographers - "Myriad Harbour"
Ryan Adams f/ Sheryl Crow - "Two"
The Bird and the Bee - "Again & Again"
Maroon 5 - "If I Never See Your Face Again"
Kristoffer Ragnstam - "Breakfast by the Mattress"
Electrelane - "To the East"
Little Brother f/ Lil Wayne - "Breakin My Heart"
M.I.A. - "Jimmy"
Justice - "D.A.N.C.E."
Yeasayer - "Sunrise"
Macy Gray - "What I Gotta Do"
Deerhunter - "Cryptograms"
Marc Anthony - "Che Che Cole"
The Field - "Over the Ice"
The Naked Brothers Band - "Banana Smoothie"

Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lily Allen - Alright, Still
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond
PJ Harvey - White Chalk
Joan as Police Woman - Real Life
Nick Lowe - At My Age
Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Ween - La Cucaracha
The White Stripes - Icky Thump

Heather Phares
Battles - Mirrored
Blonde Redhead - 23
Celebration - The Modern Tribe
Good Shoes - Think Before You Speak
Gudrun Gut - I Put a Record On
The Intelligence - Deuteronomy
Joan as Police Woman - Real Life
Liars - Liars
LCD Soundsystem - The Sound of Silver
Magik Markers - Boss
M.I.A. - Kala
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
PJ Harvey - White Chalk
Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
Róisín Murphy - Overpowered
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Von Südenfed - Tromatic Reflexxions
The White Stripes - Icky Thump
White Williams - Smoke

Christina Aguilera - "Candyman"
Lily Allen - "Smile"
Amy Winehouse - "You Know I'm No Good"
Rihanna - "Umbrella"
CSS - "Music Is My Hot Hot Sex"
LCD Soundsystem - "Someone Great" (YouTube)
Gudrun Gut - "Move Me"
Róisín Murphy - "You Know Me Better"
Queens of the Stone Age - "3s and 7s"
M.I.A. - "Boyz"
Björk - "Earth Intruders"
The White Stripes - "Little Cream Soda"
Spoon - "My Japanese Cigarette Case"
Celebration - "Evergreen"
Blonde Redhead - "23" (YouTube)
Children of the Unicorn - "Night Shark"

Tim Sendra
Bella - No One Will Know
Caribou - Andorra
The Clientele - God Save the Clientele
Field Music - Tones of Town
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Candie Payne - I Wish I Could Have Loved You More
Saturday Looks Good to Me - Fill Up the Room
Shout Out Louds - Our Ill Wills

Lucky Soul - "Lips Are Unhappy"
California Snow Story - "Suddenly Everything Happens"
Los Campesinos! - "You! Me! Dancing!"
Children of the Unicorn - "Night Shark"
Tim Armstrong - "Into Action"
Edwyn Collins - You'll Never Know (My Love)
Candie Payne - "I Wish I Could Have Loved You More"
The Royal We - "All the Rage"
Justice - "D.A.N.C.E."
Ladybug Transistor - "Always on the Telephone"
Math and Physics Club - "Baby, I'm Yours"
Blonde Redhead - "23"
Bonde Do Role - "Office Boy"
Dri - "What's Real"
Chromatics - "Night Drive"

Al Campbell
Billy Bang Quintet - Above and Beyond: An Evening in Grand Rapids
Ari Brown - Live at the Green Mill
Steve Coleman - Invisible Paths: First Scattering
Miles Davis - Complete On the Corner Sessions
Andrew Hill - Compulsion (RVG Edition)
His Name Is Alive - Sweet Earth Flower: A Tribute to Marion Brown
Branford Marsalis - Braggtown
Charles Tolliver - With Love
James Blood Ulmer - Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions
VA - Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970

Matt Collar
Avishai Cohen - After the Big Rain
Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond
Dave Douglas - Live at the Jazz Standard
Dungen - Tio Bitar
Field Music - Tones of Town
Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge
Candie Payne - I Wish I Could Have Loved You More
Primary Five - Go
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Greg Heaney
Torche - In Return
Baroness - Red Album
M.I.A. - Kala
Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond
Freezepop - Future Future Future Perfect
J Dilla - Ruff Draft
Year of No Light - Nord
Madlib - Beat Konducta, Vol. 3-4: India
Tyvek - Fast Metabolism
Ween - La Cucaracha
Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
They Might Be Giants - The Else
Dungen - Tio Bitar
Electric Six - I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master
Pelican - City of Echoes
Bearsuit - Oh: Io
No Age - Weirdo Rippers
Dirty Projectors - Rise Above
Neurosis - Given to Rising
Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

High on Fire - "Waste of Tiamat"
Art Brut - "People in Love"
Sigh - "In Devil's Arms"
Tyvek - "Honda"
Bearsuit - "Mission Io Must Not Fail"
Jesu - "Brighteyes"
Freezepop - "Less Talk More Rokk"
Aesop Rock - "Getaway Car"
Dethklok - "Go into the Water"
Saturday Looks Good to Me - "Edison Girls"
Big Business - "Hands Up"
Baroness - "Isak"
Pinback - "Blue Harvest"

David Jeffries
DJ Spooky - Creation Rebel
Esoteric - Pterodactyl Tubeway
The Fall - The Fall Box Set
Hezekiah - I Predict a Riot
Jay-Z - American Gangster
Patton Oswalt - Werewolves and Lollipops
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Lee Perry - Upsetters 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle
UGK - Underground Kingz
VA - 12" Rulers: Gussie Clarke

Thom Jurek
David Buchbinder - Odessa/Havana
Earthless - Sonic Prayer
Grails - Burning Off Impurities
Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge
Joe Henry - Civilians
Rickie Lee Jones - Sermon on Exposition Boulevard
Bettye LaVette - Scene of the Crime
Rahsaan Patterson - Wine & Spirits
Gretchen Peters - Burnt Toast Offerings
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet - Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo

Andy Kellman
The-Dream - Love/Hate
Donnie - The Daily News
Amerie - Because I Love It
Róisín Murphy - Overpowered
Sa-Ra - The Hollywood Recordings
Tobias Thomas - Please Please Please
Burial - Untrue
Pinch - Underwater Dancehall
Studio - Yearbook 1
M.I.A. - Kala
Black Milk - Popular Demand
Echospace - The Coldest Season
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline
Jay-Z - American Gangster
Little Brother - Getback
Waajeed - The War LP
Pantha du Prince - This Bliss
Andrew Pekler - Cue
Ta'Raach & the Lovelution - The Fevers

The-Dream - "Falsetto"
Erykah Badu - "Honey"
Roland Appel - "Dark Soldier"
Escort - "All Through the Night"
Róisín Murphy - "Let Me Know"
Jay-Z - "I Know"
Chromatics - "In the City"
Kanye West - "Flashing Lights"
Omar-S - "Psychotic Photosynthesis"
Baby Oliver - "Shot Caller"
Eve - "Tambourine"
The Bug - "Poison Dart"
Donell Jones - "Spend the Night"
Rihanna - "Umbrella"
Redshape - "Unfinished Symmetry"
Sorcerer - "Surfing at Midnight"
Kelley Polar - "Chrysanthemum"
School of Seven Bells - "Face to Face on High Places"
Hatchback - "Carefree Highway"
Motiivi:Tuntematon - "Mankind Failed"

Andrew Leahey
Prabir & the Substitutes - Share
Great Lake Swimmers - Ongiara
Ed Harcourt - Until Tomorrow Then
Lux Land - Summer Hours
Robert Francis - One by One
Nicole Atkins - Neptune City
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
Paramore - Riot!
Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
Iron & Wine - The Shepherd’s Dog
Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The Feeling - Twelve Stops and Home
Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
Dungen - Tio Bitar
Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
VA - Once: Music from the Motion Picture
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
Missy Higgins - On a Clear Night
Eisley - Combinations

Yeasayer - "Wait for Summer"
Prabir & the Substitutes - "The Kiss"
Miranda Lambert - "Desperation"
Nicole Atkins - "Maybe Tonight"
The Feeling - "Never Be Lonely"
Paramore - "That's What You Get"
Kings of Leon - "Ragoo"
Lux Land - "Summer Hours"
Fountains of Wayne - "'92 Subaru"
Coheed & Cambria - "Feathers"
Great Lake Swimmers - "Your Rocky Spine"
Great Lakes Myth Society - "Nightfall at Electric Park"
The Swell Season - "Say It to Me Now"
MGMT - "Electric Feel"
Robert Francis - "Devil Mountains"
Kate Nash - "Mouthwash"
Will Hoge - "When I Can Afford to Lose"
Silverchair - "Those Thieving Birds (Part 1)/Strange Behaviour/Those Thieving Birds (Part 2)"
Missy Higgins - "100 Round the Bends"
Children of the Unicorn - "Nightshark"

Steve Leggett
Karen Dalton - Cotton Eyed Joe
Miles Davis - Complete On the Corner Sessions
Levon Helm - Dirt Farmer
Native - Rockstone: Native's Adventures with Lee Perry at the Black Ark
David "Fathead" Newman - Life
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Ape-ology
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Made in New Orleans: The Hurricane Sessions
Mavis Staples - We’ll Never Turn Back
VA - Attack of the One Man Bands
Dwight Yoakam - Dwight Sings Buck

Jason Lymangrover
Battles - Mirrored
Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
The Eat - It's Not the Eat, It's the Humidity
Electric Six - I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master
Esoteric - Pterodactyl Tubeway
Ezra Furman & the Harpoons - Banging Down the Doors
Field Music - Tones of Town
Good Shoes - Think Before You Speak
The Horrors - Strange House
Japanther - Skuffed Up My Huffy
Justice - Cross
Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
Melt-Banana - Bambi's Dilemma
M.I.A. - Kala
The Narrator - All That to the Wall
No Age - Weirdo Rippers
Patton Oswalt - Werewolves and Lollipops
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
Max Rouen - Magnetic Wave of Sound

James Christopher Monger
Okkervil River - The Stage Names
Battles - Mirrored
Dark Tranquility - Fiction
Field Music - Tones of Town
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Brian Dewan - Words of Wisdom
Chris Bathgate - A Cork Tale Wake
Wolves in the Throne Room - Two Hunters
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
The Teeth - You're My Lover Now
Turisas - The Varangian Way
Tinariwen - Aman Iman: Water Is Life
Against Me! - New Wave
Eluvium - Copia
Alasdair Roberts - The Amber Gatherers
Fintroll - Ur Jordans Djup
New Pornographers - Challengers
Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
Sigh - Hangman's Hymn: Musikalische Exequien
A Band of Bees - Octopus

Shantel - "Dubstar Bugarskji"
White Rabbits - "While We Go Dancing"
The Avett Brothers - "Die Die Die"
The Hard Lessons - "See and Be Scene"
Bruce Springsteen - "Girls in the Their Summer Clothes"
Patrick Wolf - "Magic Position"
Beirut - "Elephant Gun"
Elope - "Black Eyed Citizen"
Winger - "Blue Suede Shoes"
Róisín Murphy - "Overpowered"
Justice - "D.A.N.C.E."
The White Stripes - "Icky Thump"
The Shins - "Phantom Limb"
MGMT - "Time to Pretend"
Albert Hammond - "In Transit"
Pop Levi - "Sugar Assault Me"
The Fratellis - "Flathead"
The Weakerthans - "Bigfoot!"
Blitzen Trapper - "Country Caravan"
Therion - "Son of the Staves of Time"

Sean Westergaard
Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake - From the River to the Ocean
Boris with Michio Kurihara - Rainbow
Charlie Hunter Trio - Mistico
The Jason Lindner Big Band - Live at the Jazz Gallery
Rudresh Mahanthappa - Codebook
(((Powerhouse Sound))) - Oslo/Chicago: Breaks
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet - Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo
David Torn - Prezens
Kazutoki Umezu Kiki Band - Demagogue
Frank Zappa - Buffalo

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