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The 50 Best Songs of 2007

Journey back 13 years to a stellar year for Rihanna, M.I.A., Arcade Fire, and Kanye West. From hip-hop to indie rock and everywhere in between, PopMatters picks the best 50 songs of 2007.

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Various Artists: Kompakt Total 14

After taking a year off to celebrate the label's 20th anniversary, Kompakt's annual Total compilation is back.

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Simian Mobile Disco: Unpatterns

Simian Mobile Disco's attempt at a headphones record, after making a name for themselves as blog-house practitioners, is marred by aloof monotony.

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Battles: Dross Glop

Here's a remix album that is not as good as the original. Yeah, what a shocker.

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Gui Boratto: III

When he’s on his game, Gui Boratto can let timbre subsume rhythm without sounding languorous. On III, he sounds languorous.

Nathan Wisnicki
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Various Artists: Kompakt: Total 12

German techno label Kompakt keeps the ball rolling with their 12th entry into the Total sampler series. All remains well in electronica.

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Gui Boratto

Gui Boratto’s solid frame pulses in reaction to the audience and he senses when they want more beat, more psychedelia or more riff.

Lisa Torem
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Gui Boratto: Take My Breath Away

Critics practically did back flips for The Field's From Here We Go Sublime in 2007, and so they should for this.

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Gui Boratto: Take My Breath Away

Gui Boratto's full-length follow-up to Chromophobia is nothing short of mesmerizing. And check out that cover art.

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Gui Boratto: Chromophobia

Those looking for a little more evocative (obvious) emotion with their techno should definitely check out Boratto’s colorscapes.

Gentry Boeckel

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