Meg Reinecker is a news editor and reviewer here at Punknews.org -ed
Well, you've managed to stumble upon my, Meg, year-end list for 2007. As the sole female news editor for this here âzine, I'd like to start by saying thanks for a good year, Punknews, and, good riddance to you, anonymous posting!
While I'm truly honored you decided to look into what albums got the most spins from me this year past, I ask that you not try to make sense of my tastes-- just be thankful I didn't include the surely Punknews reader-approved, punk as fuck "Across the Universe" soundtrack (Jim Sturgess, if you're out there and haven't negatively judged me for having such an un-punk taste in music, I suggest we get married).
Top 20 Albums
#20. Modern Life Is War - Midnight in America
#19. Ruiner - Prepare to Be Let Down
Was a partial let-down, but not a big enough one to keep it from my top 20.
#18. Municipal Waste - The Art of Partying
Fun, as expected.
#17. Career Suicide - Attempted Suicide
#16. Crime in Stereo - Crime in Stereo Is Dead
Definitely still getting used to this.
#15. The Good Life - Help Wanted Nights
#14. Go It Alone - Histories
Hasnât hit me as hard as The Only Blood Between Us, but regardless, this band will be missed...
#13. Daggermouth - Turf Wars
State of Mind
#12. Down to Nothing - The Most
#11. Boys Night Out - Boys Night Out
Fifty Million People Canât Be Wrong had me pretty worried, but Boys Night Out was a pleasant and catchy surprise.
#10.Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
Couldnât even get through the whole thing on first listen, yet ends up within my top ten favourites of the year? No sense.
#9. Ambitions - Stranger
#8. Pulling Teeth - Martyr Immortal
#7. Shipwreck A.D - Abyss
#6. Bracewar - Juggernaut
Miss the vocals being a little more "raw," but still love what Bracewar bring to the table.
#5. Trash Talk - Walking Disease
#4. Tegan and Sara - The Con
#3. 108 - A New Beat from a Dead Heart
#2. Saves the Day - Under the Boards
Despite being my second least favourite Saves the Day release ever, and despite the fact that itâs painstakingly depressing, I love Under the Boards.
#1. Lifetime - Lifetime
Without a doubt, the album I gave the most attention to this year, despite the fact Iâve never been a huge Lifetime fan.
Top 4 EPs
#4. Sinking Ships - Ten
#3. Discover America - Discover America
#2. Blacklisted - Peace on Earth, War on Stage
#1. Ceremony - Scared People
Best Collections Disc
Soul Control - Involution
Best Live Release
Champion - Different Directions | The Last Show