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1. Roisin Murphy: Overpowered

Roisin Murphy: Overpowered The former lead singer of Moloko returns with her second album, which is a pop-dance-disco extravaganza. This is her "Confessions On The Dancefloor". Brilliant and atmostpheric pop music.

2. Kent: Tillbaka Till Samtiden

Kent: Tillbaka Till Samtiden The guitars have been pushed a bit into the back and the electronic elements have a more dominant role on this album. However, it's still very much known territory and high quality melancholy.
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3. Blue Foundation: Life Of A Ghost

Blue Foundation: Life Of A Ghost Dark Danish indie pop, mixing traditional pop music with flavours from both Asia and Scandinavia. A light female voice surrounded by layers of electronica and guitars and proof that there can be a lot of positive hope in melancholy.

4. Interpol: Our Love To Admire

Interpol: Our Love To Admire Dark, melodic and insisting rock from New York. This is a real grower and an album for everyone who loves music with large dozes of melancholy and atmosphere. This band should have a much bigger following...

Above & Beyond: Tri-State

Above & Beyond: Tri-State An ultimate collection of trance pop, covering all aspects of the genre: pop anthems, instrumentals, atmospheric ballads. An album to both dance and listen to and proof to me that there is still a place for trance in 2007. If you like Chicane, you must get this!

6. Athlete: Beyound The Neighbourhood

Athlete: Beyond The Neighbourhood Third album from Athlete - and the best one. The album sits somewhere inbetween the lo-fi trickery of their debut and the anthemic approach of their second album. Mixing glorious pop songs with unusual tweaks here and there really works well on this.

7. Zazie: Totem

Zazie: Totem Zazie continues to lead the French pop scene with another album of high quality and immense atmosphere. This is very French and yet also very universal. She manages to bring powerful substance to fairly simple pop.
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8. Hard-Fi: Once Upon A Time In The West

Hard-Fi: Once Upon A Time In The West Second album from UK indie popsters. This is sophisticated songcraft with a keen ear for the good melodic pop song. An indie band with a priority for great sound and detail.

9. Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare

Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys improve on their formula with a bit more focus on the detail and generally better crafted songs. A very consistent album of high quality power indie pop.

10. Band Of Horses: Cease To Begin

Band Of Horses: Cease To Begin American indie rock with one of the year's highlights "Is There A Ghost" leading the album. A bit of pop, folk, singer-songwriter and rock, and out comes and album, which gently gathers all these elements into an atmospheric, powerful and highly listenable affair.

Albums that also made an impact:

30 Seconds To Mars: A Beautiful Lie
Air: Pocket Symphony
Justin Currie: What Is Love For
Kaiser Chiefs: Yours Truly, Angry Mob
Kylie: X
Raveonettes: Lust Lust Lust
Tracey Thorn: Out Of The Woods
Trentemøller - Chronicles
Paul Van Dyk:
Amy Winehouse: Back In Black

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