See what the pros have to say:
- Pitchfork (the l33t perspective)
- Amazon (speaking for the common man)
- The Onion's AV Club
And now I humbly provide my own Best Music of 2007 list, available here. That link provides my explanations, of a sort, but I'll reproduce the list here in the interest of completeness.
- Modest Mouse, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
- Caribou, Andorra
- Radiohead, In Rainbows
- Band of Horses, Cease to Begin
- Lily Allen, Alright, Still
- Of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
- Iron & Wine, The Shepherd's Dog
- The Hot Toddies, Smell the Mitten
- Patrick Wolf, The Magic Position
- Okkervil River, The Stage Names
Runners up: Andrew Bird, Armchair Apochrypha; St. Vincent, Marry Me; Arcade Fire, Neon Bible; The Shins, Wincing the Night Away; Battles, Mirrored; Rocknoceros, Dark Side of the Moon Bounce.
Until December 2008!