Entertainment Weekly becomes one of the last of the major print media outlets to weigh in on 2007 with its lists of the 10 best and five worst albums of the year as the Boss Supermans Soulja Boy, Paul McCartney unexpectedly pops up like a Whack-A-Mole among Radiocade Firehousesystem (betcha can’t guess which list), and 50 Cent gets sandwiched between OneRepublic and Good Charlotte. (Worst fanfic ever.)
THE GOOD: Thanks, EW, for pointing out the following Soulja Boy line that had somehow escaped me until this afternoon: ”Booty meat in my face, even when I be talkin’.” Booty meat! That’s so awesomely gross. It might turn me off asses* even more effectively than that Bangers And Cash cover.
THE BAD:“Now infamously troubled, Amy Winehouse risks a total eclipse of the art.” Can’t decide if that deserves boos or kudos, really.
THE WHAAAA? Did Jennifer Lopez really “[bomb] by playing the hottie card with dance-pop tunes even Ashley Tisdale would’ve dismissed as too shallow” because Brave didn’t offer “the kind of album people want to hear from a celeb of her stature… at least a smallish window into her soul”? Something makes me think that if she’d gotten the hooks right on those shallow dance-pop tunes the buying public wouldn’t have really given a shit about being denied a peek into her inner life.
01. Bruce Springsteen – Magic
02. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
03. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
04. Radiohead – In Rainbows
05. Miranda Lambert – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
06. M.I.A. – Kala
07. LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver
08. Paul McCartney – Memory Almost Full
09. Betty Lavette – The Scene Of The Crime
10. Lupe Fiasco – The Cool
01. Soulja Boy – Souljaboytellem.com
02. OneRepublic – Dreaming Out Loud
03. 50 Cent – Curtis
04. Good Charlotte – Good Morning Revival
05. Jennifer Lopez – Brave
The Best (And Worst) Albums Of 2007 [Entertainment Weekly]
* Yeah, probably not.