The Best Albums Of 2007 Looking Back At The Year in Music
Chris Gerard, DC Scene Contributor
How quickly a year flies. As the music industry continues watching CD sales slide further into the abyss, and the pop charts are ruled by pop tarts and disposable R&B throwaways, one might actually assume that there is no longer good music to be found. Not so fast. The year 2007 was actually a stellar year for new releases, arguably the best in several years. As the holidays approach and new releases have dried up for another year, it’s time to look back at the best of 2007 and reflect on the year that was.
20 Best Albums of 2007:
#20. Duran Duran – “Red Carpet Massacre” Eighties favorites Duran Duran don’t have the commercial prowess they did during their heyday, but they’ve persevered thanks to their winning formula of melodic hooks and dance-friendly grooves. This time around they employ some of today’s hottest hitmakers, including Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, and the result is a fun and funky album that gives their classic 80s sound a more modern take. Key tracks: “Skin Divers,” “Nite Runner, “Falling Down.”
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