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Selections From Top Rated New Albums – October 2007

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If you're looking for the most efficient way to discover the best new music, look no further than this playlist.

To create it, we looked at the highest rated albums according to Metacritic.com, which applies a numerical rating to scores of music reviews across the spectrum of the web, and then averages them. This means that the albums on this list have a consensus of positive critical reviews, as opposed to the opinion of one person.

From this list of highest-ranked albums (score of 80 and above), we selected a stand-out track from each, and then compiled them into this playlist. All you need to do now is click the play button for a sampling of the current most talked about albums. And for you intelligent subscribers, you can listen to full albums for each track that catches your ear.

According to the critics, this is the current "best of the best".

The Playlist:

1. Boyz - M.I.A.

2. Brace Yourself - Les Savy Fav

3. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb - Spoon

4. Frank & Ava - Suzanne Vega 

5. Pagan Angel & A Borrowed Car - Iron & Wine

6. A Hand To Take Hold Of The Scene - Okkervil River

7. Melody Day - Caribou

8. Kookaburra - John Vanderslice 

9. Axis Mundi - Magik Markers

10. Lonesome Valley - Magnolia Electric Co.

11. The Con - Tegan & Sara

12. Fury Whip - High On Fire 

13. Horse And I - Bat For Lashes

14. The Devil - PJ Harvey 

15. Can I Get Get Get - Junior Senior

16. The Sloganeer - Meshell Ndegeocello 

17. One Week Last Summer - Joni Mitchell

18. Nantes - Beirut

19. Hymn Of The Medical Oddity - The Weakerthans

20. Wonderlust King - Gogol Bordello 

21. Unglamorous - Lori McKenna 

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