Via Waxy, here is The Hype Machine’s list of the top 50 albums of 2007. They gathered the results based on the top ten lists of 648 music bloggers, and is probably the best list you’ll find of popular bands with some indie cred. I wonder, demographically speaking, who the average music blogger is? I’m guessing an American, 24-year-old male, but I have no evidence to back this up.
I’m just pleased to own four albums out of the top 20. That’s a real improvement over recent years of music apathy, let me tell you.
It’s interesting to compare that list with Metacritic’s list of the top albums of 2007. They aggregate reviews from the mainstream media and some online heavy hitters (see a sample set for reviews of In Rainbows). Presumably these folks are also mostly male, though they’re probably older than the average music blogger. Still, there’s a lot of similarities in the two lists.