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LAist Outgoing Editor's 25 Favorite CDs of 2007

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Last year we did a lot of Best Of lists, and this year we are on a roll to eclipse the quantity and quality of last year.

One thing I have noticed is there seems to be two ways to do a Best Of list. You can do a politically correct one for the hipsters and cynics - which is boring and a lie. Or you can keep it real and talk about how much you played the Avril Lavigne for months after it came out.

Obviously there's a third option where you can mix in your guilty pleasures with what the super kool kids wanna see coughRadiohead but then your list is tainted, and if there's one place that should remain holy this sacred time of year it's the Best Of List on a blawwwwg.

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So hipsters, cynics, haters, fakers, and poseurs, here's my Top 10 list of best CDs that came out this year and after the jump my real list.

Tony Pierce's Top 10 Favorite CDs of 2007

1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
2. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
3. Kayne West - Graduation
4. PJ Harvey - White Chalk
5. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
6. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
7. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
8. Jesca Hoop - Kismet
9. Seawolf - Leaves In the River
10. M.I.A. - Kala

Tony Pierce's (real) Top 25 Favorite CDs of 2007

1. Kayne West - Can't Tell Me Nothing (Official Mixtape)

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2. Matthew Good - Hospital Music

3. Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond

4. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

5. Various - KCRW Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project

6. Sea Wolf - Get to the River Before it Gets Low

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7. The Go! Team - Proof of Youth

7. Negativland - Our Favorite Things

8. PJ Harvey - White Chalk

9. Charlie Louvin - Charlie Louvin

10. Oreska Band - Wasuremono / Chack

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11. Various - I'm Not There

12. Great Northern - Sleepy Eepee

13. Various - Kurt Cobain About a Son

14. White Stripes - Icky Thump

15. Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad

16. Juliette and the Licks - Four on the Floor

17. Jenny Owen Youngs - Batten The Hatches

18. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna

19. Jay-Z - American Gangster

20. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights

21. The Donnas - Bitchin

22. Avril Lavigne - Best Damn Thing

23. Britney Spears - Blackout

24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Is Is

25. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky