Here is my take on the best albums released in 2007. By the end of the year, I will have built up to my #1 album of 2007, but I'll start with some notable EPs, the albums that deserve an honorable mention, and albums #50-41.
In thinking about my personal take on 2007, the exceptional volume of good albums released stands out. It doesn't necessarily mean that it was a better year--I look back at 2004 and 2005 and see some incredible releases on top-heavy lists, and I remember that while there was less of a clear distinction as to what my top 10 of 2006 would be, there was little drop-off in quality well down the list. And here in 2007, while I had planned on cutting off a formal list at 40, it now seems like 50 is the only way to go. So, better get things started.
Gavin Castleton - Hospital Hymns
Hospital Hymns is the fifth solo release by Gavin Castleton, the second in the conceptual form of a character album. …