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Clark's 2007 Year End Music Review

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Best Albums of 2007

1. Sevendust: Alpha
How these guys continue to fly under the radar is beyond comprehension, but Alpha is a return to form for one of the best hard rock bands in decades.

2. Alter Bridge: Blackbird
Sophomore slump? Nonsense! Rid your brain of any Creed comparisons; Alter Bridge is for real and Blackbird displays a band of incredible maturity and talent.

3. Shadows Fall: Threads of Life
Some say they sold out by going the clean vocal rout (at least moreso), but Threads of Life is still a hell of a headbanging experience.

4. Megadeth: United Abominations
I wonder if Dave Mustaine likes Dubya…never mind. With the exception of a completely unnecessary “remake” of “A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free),” Abominations is the band’s best record in quite some time.

5. Soilwork: Sworn to a Great Divide
It’s always an event when Soilwork releases a new album, and they don’t let down with Divide. Bjorn “Speed” Strid is in top form vocally and the less-polished tone suits the band well.

6. Serj Tankian: Elect the Dead
The eclectic System of a Down frontman’s solo effort is a great listen, especially if you need an anti-establishment fix.

7. Nonpoint: Vengeance
These guys have always been top-notch, but never get the love. They aren’t as good as Rage Against the Machine, but their message resonates just as well.

8. Foo Fighters: Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace
It’s not their best album, but it’s still darn good. Dave Grohl knows his way around a solid rock song, and this album has a ton.

9. Thrice: The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice continue their experimentation with this release, and the music is moving and very engaging.

10. Lifehouse: Who We Are
Which one doesn’t go with the other? Say what you will, but I’ve always had a soft spot for this way-above-average alt-rock band.

Honorable Mentions:

Another Animal: Another Animal
Avenged Sevenfold: Avenged Sevenfold
Down: Down III: Over the Under
Chris Volz: Redemption
Otep: The Ascension

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