SLUG Mag’s Top 5 of 2007

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Emily Allen

Radiohead In Rainbows
Liars S/T
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Electrelane No Shouts, No Calls
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver

Davey Bartlett

Wooden Shjips S/T
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Black Lips Good Bad Not Evil
Elliott Smith New Moon
Big Business Here Come the Waterworks

Lyuba Basin

Devendra Banhart Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
The Colour Between Earth and Sky
Kings of Leon Because of the Times
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Baby 81
Radiohead In Rainbows

James Bennett
Junior High-Councilman

The Weakerthans Reunion Tour
Wild Billy Childish & the Musicians of the British Empire Punk Rock at the British Legion Hall
Band of Annuals Let Me Live
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Living with the Living
OST You're Gonna Miss Me: by Roky Erickson

Angela Brown

Psychic TV Hell Is Invisible, Heaven Is Her/e [R.I.P. Ladye Jaye]
Various Artists Death By Salt Vol. 3
Tenant of Balthazar's' Castle Nephelocentric Moods
Wolfs Death Theme
Scorn Stealth

Mike Brown

EL P I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Glass Candy Beat Box
Aesop Rock None Shall Pass
Fuck the Informer Chill the Fuck Out
The Leviathan Issue # 8 I've Got Issues

Robin Brown

Ministry The Last Sucker
Subrosa Strega
Pink Lightnin' S/T
The Wolfs Death Theme
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris

Ischa Buchannon
Marketing Assistant

Rush Snakes and Arrows
Loom Angler
Various Artists Death By Salt Vol. 3
In This Moment Beautiful Tragedy
Megadeth United Abominations

Tommy Carbone

Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
Panda Bear Person Pitch
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Battles Mirrored

Adam Dorobiala
Photographer/ Writer

Pink Lightnin' S/T
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Living Like A Refugee
Clutchy Hopkins Walking Backwards
Blktop Project Blktop Project
The Lions Jungle Struttin'

Conor Dow

Wolves in the Throne Room
Two Hunters
Rosetta Wake/Lift
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum
Rotting Christ Theogonia
Walknut Graveforests and Their Shadows

Peter Fryer

Modern Life Is War Midnight in America
Feist The Reminder
Skeletonwitch Beyond the Permafrost
Pharoahe Monch Desire
Justice Cross

Jona Gerlach

Venetian Snares My Demons
The La Driver's Untion Por Por Group Honk Horn Music from Ghana
Angels of Light We Are Him
Tinariwen Aman Iman
Burial Untrue

Eric Granato
Delivery Driver

The Alley Dukes Go Back to College
HIM Venus Doom
69 Eyes Angels
Devil Doll Return of Eve
The Used Lies For The Liars

Meghann Griggs
Marketing & Sales Manager

God's Revolver Little Black Horse Where are You Going with Your Dead Rider?
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb
Bird Eater Utah
Tim Armstrong A Poet's Life
Agnostic Front Warriors

Joshua Joye
Graphic Designer

Chromatics Night Drive
Polysics Polysics Or Die!!
Ryan Adams Easy tiger
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Baby 81
Subrosa Strega

Kat Kellermeyer

Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead
White Stripes Icky Thump
Nightwish Dark Passion Play

Jesse Kennedy
Video Game Columnist

BioShock 2K Games
Call of Duty 4 Infinity Ward
Halo 3 Bungie Software
The Orange Box Valve Software
Assassin's Creed Ubisoft Montreal

Brian Kubarycz

Middian Age Eternal
High On Fire Death is This Communion
Down Over The Under
Electric Wizard Witchcult Today
Ojos de Brujo Techar

Inverse Trawler Columnist

Various Artists Bougouni Yaalali
Kristen Hersh Learn to Sing Like a Star
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 Equinox
Serge Gainsbourg Histoire de Melody Nelson
Radiohead In Rainbows

Levi Lebo
Graphic Artist

The Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Radiohead In Rainbows
Grinderman Grinderman
Fiest The Reminder
Elliott Smith New Moon

Erik Lopez
Associate Editor/ Writer

Eyvind Kang Athlantis
Martyn Bates Migraine Inducers Dissonance/Antagonistic Music
Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Various Artists Downtown 81 Soundtrack

love you dead

Deathspell Omega FAS
Grave in the Sky Cutlery Hits China
Weedeater God Luck and Good Speed
Witchcraft The Alchemist
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters

Dave Madden

Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Battles Mirrored
Saul Williams The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!
Lapsed & nonnon The Death of Convenience
Ellen Fullman + Sean Meehan S/T

Ryan McCalmon

Radiohead In Rainbows
Blonde Redhead 23
Mum Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy
Kanye West Graduation
Sloan Never Hear The End Of It v

Josh McGillis

(n1nth)cloud Dos.
Sage Francis Human The Death Dance
xLooking Forwardx What This Means To Me [reissue]
La Plebe Hasta La Muerte
The Willkills S/T

Mariah Mann Mellus
Gallery Stroll Columnist

Feist The Reminder
Rogue Wave Asleep at Heaven's Gate
Iron and Wine The Shepherd's Dog
Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Radiohead In Rainbows

Jeanette Moses
Office Coordinator/Writer

Tim Armstrong A Poet's Life
Atmosphere Sad Clown Bad Summer Number 9 EP
Various Artists SLC Rules
Betty Davis They Say I'm Different [reissue]
Various Artists Death By Salt Vol. 3

Jennifer Nielsen

Cave Singers Invitation Songs
Blonde Redhead 23
Kinski Down Below It's Chaos
Grails Burning Off Impurities
Band of Annuals Let Me Live

James Orme

ROCKIN' BONES Box Set 50s punk & rockabilly
Zombie Ghost Train Dealing the Death Card
Th' Legendary Shack Shakers Swampblood
Tiger Army Music From Regions Beyond
The Meteors Hymns For the Hellbound

Peter Panhandler
Skate Writer

All music in '07 sucked.

Todd Powelson
Ad Designer

Steve Sullivan This is What Happens When You Die
Orbital Live at Glastonbury: 1994-2004
Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog
Saul Williams The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust
Amon Tobin Foley Room

Ryan Michael Painter

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Baby 81
Erasure Light at the End of the World
KGC Dirty Bomb
Lou Rhodes Beloved One
The Twilight Sad Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters

Ryan Powers

Justice Cross
Daft Punk Alive 2007
Chromeo Fancy Footwork
Toxic Avenger Superheroes EP

Jessie Price

Ryan Adams Follow the Lights
Bright Eyes Cassadaga
Band of Annuals Let me Live
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Architecture in Helsinki Places Like This

Chris Purkey

The National Boxer
Andrew Bird Armchair Aprocrypha
Pelican City of Echoes
EL-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Torche In Return

Michael Reff

Bad Abbot Futurama
Blockhead Uncle Tony's Coloring Book
Brother Ali The Undisputed Truth
Wax Tailor Hope & Sorrow
The Beastie Boys The Mix Up

Joseph Richards

Joey Cougar & The Starfish I Deal Idealism
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Neko Case Live from Austin, TX
Gruff Rhys Candylion
Johnathan Rice Further North

Jon Robertson

Khoma The Second Wave
Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
Jacobi Wichita Nada
Kings of Leon Because of the Times
S.S. I Am The I Am The

Jamila Roehrig
Copy Editor

M.I.A. Kala
Dungen Tio Bitar
Boris with Michio Kurihara Rainbow
Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver

Lance Saunders

Sea Wolf Leaves in the River
Okkervill River The Stage Names
Future of the Ghost Freak Out!
Kid Theodore Hello Rainey
Andrew Bird Armchair Apocrypha

Ross Solomon

Menomena Friend and Foe
Radiohead In Rainbows
Apparat Walls
Jos Gonzlez In Our Nature
Arcade Fire Neon Bible

Ben Trentelman
DVD Reviewer

Hot Fuzz Big Talk Productions
300 Warner Bros. Pictures
Monster Squad Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Blade Runner (Final Cut) Warner Home Video
The US vs. John Lennon Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Ricky Vigil

Big D & The Kids Table Strictly Rude
The Gaslight Anthem Sink or Swim
Modern Life is War Midnight In America
Fake Problems How Far Our Bodies Go
EL-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead

Makena Walsh

Abzorbr Capable of Teetering
Sole Sole and the Skyrider Band
Brother Ali The Undisputed Truth
Celebration The Modern Tribe
Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum

Bryer Wharton

V:28 Violution
Jesu Conqueror
Wolves in the Throneroom Two Hunters
Today is the Day Axis of Eden
Incendiant Incendiant

Jeremy Wilkins

The Weakerthans Reunion Tour
David Bazan Fewer Moving Parts
Two Gallants S/T
Biirdie Catherine Avenue
Thursday Kill The House Lights

Spencer Young

Low Drums and Guns
Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala
Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum
Boredoms Super Roots 9 [reissue]
Battles Mirrored