Year-End Lists \

The 40 Best Albums of 2007

By: SPIN Staff // February 27, 2014

What was it about this year that made our lives a little brighter? Was it the abundance of fine music or the shifting landscape that made this music more accessible than ever? Here, we relive the triumphs and tragedies, the best and the rest — the 40 most incandescent albums. [This list was originally published in the January 2008 issue of SPIN.]