Kanye West, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem Shine On MTV News Staffers’ Top Albums Lists

Members of the news team pick their 10 (or 11 or seven) favorite albums of 2007.

Like most of the media world, we here at MTV News obsess and argue relentlessly over our year-end top 10s. This year, we thought we’d share them! Our staff top 10s will be rolling out all this week, along with several less conventional lists we’ve come up with, like couples , hot messes, arrests, hip-hop phrases and much more. Enjoy, and share your own top 10s in You Tell Us!

Conor Bezane, segment producer
1. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
2. Bright Eyes, Cassadaga
3. Feist, The Reminder
4. Modest Mouse, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
5. Patrick Wolf, The Magic Position
6. Common, Finding Forever
7. Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
8. Radiohead, In Rainbows
9. Mark Ronson, Version
10. Kanye West, Graduation

Jim Cantiello, segment producer
1. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Some Loud Thunder
2. Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam
3. Deerhunter, Cryptograms/ Fluorescent Grey EP/ blog music
4. Of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
5. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
6. Low, Drums and Guns
7. Feist, The Reminder
8. Kelly Clarkson, My December
9. Nine Inch Nails, Year Zero
10. Wilco, Sky Blue Sky

Jonathan Goldner, senior producer
1. Bruce Springsteen, Magic
2. The Hives, The Black and White Album
3. Foo Fighters, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
4. Kanye West, Graduation
5. Daft Punk, Alive 2007
6. Jay-Z, American Gangster
7. Rihanna, Good Girl Gone Bad

Sasha Hamrogue, producer/MTV Radio
1. Radiohead, In Rainbows
2. Battles, Mirrored
3. Stars of the Lid, And Their Refinement of the Decline
4. Against Me!, New Wave
5. Tegan and Sara, The Con
6. Feist, The Reminder
7. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
8. Justice, Cross
9. Bat for Lashes, Fur & Gold
10. Los Campesinos!, Sticking Fingers into Sockets

Chris Harris, reporter
1. The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ire Works
2. The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Mongrel
3. White Stripes, Icky Thump
4. Watain, Sworn to the Dark
5. Radiohead, In Rainbows
6. Deathspell Omega, Fas — Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
7. Chimaira, Resurrection
8. Kanye West, Graduation
9. The Red Chord, Prey for Eyes
10. Opeth, The Roundhouse Tapes

Sohyung Kang, associate producer
1. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
2. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
3. Kanye West, Graduation
4. Radiohead, In Rainbows
5. Bloc Party, A Weekend in the City
6. Talib Kweli, Eardrum
7. The National, Boxer
8. Editors, An End Has a Start
9. Paolo Nutini, These Streets
10. Young Love, Too Young to Fight It

Gil Kaufman, reporter
1. Apples in Stereo, New Magnetic Wonder
2. Band of Horses, Cease to Begin
3. Wussy, Left for Dead
4. Tim Armstrong, A Poet’s Life
5. Kanye West, Graduation
6. Kings of Leon, Because of the Times
7. “The Darjeeling Limited” original soundtrack
8. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
9. Of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
10. Steve Earle, Washington Square Serenade/ White Stripes, Icky Thump

Andrew Millard, producer
1. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
2. Interpol, Our Love to Admire
3. Kanye West, Graduation
4. The Good, the Bad &, the Queen, self-titled
5. Klaxons, Myths of the Near Future
6. White Stripes, Icky Thump
7. Radiohead, In Rainbows
8. Mark Ronson, Version
9. Arctic Monkeys, Favourite Worst Nightmare
10. Arcade Fire, Neon Bible

Shaheem Reid, hip-hop editor
1. Kanye West, Graduation
2. Jay-Z, American Gangster
3. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
4. Common, Finding Forever
5. 50 Cent, Curtis
6. Timbaland, Timbaland Presents: Shock Value
7. T.I., T.I. vs. T.I.P.
8. Alicia Keys, As I Am
9. Styles P, Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman)/ Ghostface Killah, The Big Doe Rehab
10. Lloyd, Street Love

Andrew Ross Rowe, associate producer
1. Modest Mouse, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
2. Steel Train, Trampoline
3. Bowerbirds, Hymns for a Dark Horse
4. Love Like Fire, An Ocean In The Air
5. Say Anything, In Defense of the Genre
6. Kanye West, Graduation
7. Relient K, Five Score and Seven Years Ago
8. Mae, Singularity
9. Small Sins, Small Sins
10. Air, Pocket Symphony

Chris “CJ” Smith, segment producer
1. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Some Loud Thunder
2. Deerhunter, Cryptograms/ Fluorescent Grey EP
3. Sunset Rubdown, Random Spirit Lover
4. Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam
5. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
6. Radiohead, In Rainbows
7. Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
8. Black Lips, Los Valientes del Mundo Nuevo
9. Stars of the Lid, And Their Refinement of the Decline
10. Dan Deacon, Spiderman of the Rings

Lindsey Thomas, editor
1. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
2. 1990s, Cookies
3. Kanye West, Graduation
4. M.I.A., Kala
5. Brother Ali, The Undisputed Truth
6. BrakesBrakesBrakes, Beatific Visions
7. Radiohead, In Rainbows
8. Joan as Police Woman, Real Life
9. Apples in Stereo, New Magnetic Wonder
10. Menomena, Friend and Foe

Megan Warner, production assistant
1. James Morrison, Undiscovered
2. Alicia Keys, As I Am
3. Kanye West, Graduation
4. Chris Brown, Exclusive
5. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights
6. Colbie Caillat, Coco
7. Bruce Springsteen, Magic
8. Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride
9. Feist, The Reminder
10. Rihanna, Good Girl Gone Bad

For the rest of MTV News’ year-end top 10s, check out our Best of 2007 page, where you’ll find the hottest hip-hop, catchiest singles and more.