As much of a “best of” list for 2007 as you’re going to get

Blew me away:
Darkestrah – Epos
Cloak/Dagger – We Are
Avett Brothers – Emotionalism
Battles – Mirrored
Oceansize – Frames

Really liked:
Finsterforst – Weltenkraft
Kroda – Fimbulvinter
Drautran – Throne of the Depths
Akron/Family – Love Is Simple

Intrigued me, need to listen more:
Bloody Panda – Pheremone
Gowns – Red State

Liked enough to mention but will probably tire of quickly:
The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets – The Shadow Out of Tim
Primordial – To the Nameless Dead

(reposted from the LPTJ forums)