Sunday, September 16, 2007

The 2007 Sleepless in the Seattle Metro Area Music Awards: best albums

First, a recap of the albums I rated 8 or higher on a 10-point scale over the past year:

Rated 9/10
Air—Pocket Symphony
Basement Jaxx—Crazy Itch Radio
Keane—Under the Iron Sea

Rated 8/10
Air—Moon Safari
Amon Tobin—Foley Room
David Arkenstone—The Celtic Book of Days
Death Cab for Cutie—Transatlanticism
Delerium—Nuages du Monde
KT Tunstall—Eye to the Telescope
Maroon 5—It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Yann Tiersen—Les Retrouvailles

I reevaluated my ratings of the 7+ albums, and these all still seem appropriate, except for the David Arkenstone album, which is probably pushing it. Any of the 9/10 albums would be great choices for the Travis Spomer album of the year, but the award goes to...

Best album of 2007
Under the Iron Sea

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