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Best Albums Of 2007
Published December 7, 2007

Global Rhythm has polled its writers and come up with a year-end Top 10 to be published in our Jan/Feb double issue. Here are the final results, along with all the individual lists filed by our contributors.

GR TOP 10 of 2007
1.  Andy Palacio – Watina (Cumbancha)
2.  Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale – Breathing Under Water (Manhattan)
3.  Manu Chao – La Radiolina (Nacional)
4.  Vieux Farka Toure – Vieux Farke Toure (Modiba)
5.  Antibalas – Security (Anti-)
6.  V/A – Roots of Chicha (Barbes)
7.  Stephen Marley – Mind Control (Universal)
8.  Ticklah – Ticklah Vs. Axelrod (Easy Star)
9.  Gogol Bordello – Super Taranta (Side One Dummy)
10.  Calle 13 – Residente o Visitante (Norte/Sony)

 

JILL ETTINGER
1.  Stephen Marley – Mind Control (Universal)
2.  Vieux Farke Toure – Remixed: UFO’s Over Bamako (Modiba) 
3.  Radiohead – In Rainbows (Self-Released)
4.  Antibalas – Security (Anti-)
5.  Nostalgia 77 – Everything Under The Sun (Tru Thoughts)
6.  Ben Harper – Lifeline (EMI)
7.  Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights (Dap-Tone) 
8.  Eccodek – Voices Have Eyes (White Swan)
9.  Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale – Breathing Under Water (Manhattan)
10. Eddie Vedder – Into The Wild Soundtrack (RCA)

TOM TERRELL
1. ANDY PALACIO & the GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE: Watina (Cumbancha)
2. MANU CHAO: La Radiolina: Y Ahora Que? (Nacional)
3. JULIETTE GRECO: Le temps d’une chanson (Sunnyside)
4. ANOUSHKA SHANKAR & KARSH KALE: Breathing Under Water (Manhattan)
5. WILLIE COLON: Crime Pays (Fania)
6. MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO: The World Has Made Me The Man Of My Dreams (Emarcy)
7. QUARTET SAN FRANCISCO: Whirled Chamber Music (ViolinJazz)
8. KERMIT RUFFINS: Live at Vaughan’s (Basin Street)
9. LITTLE AXE: Stone Cold Ohio (Real World)
10. HUGH MASEKELA: Live at the Market Theatre (Times Square)

TOM PRYOR
1. Ticklah - Ticklah vs. Axelrod (Easy Star)
2. Antibalas - Security (ANTI)
3. Andy Palacio - Watina (Cumbancha)
4. Slavic Soul Party! - Technocek Collision
5. Buika - Mi Nina Lola (Dro Atlantic)
6. Calle 13 - Residente o Visitante (Norte/Sony)
7. Martirio - Primavera en Nueva York (Norte/Sony)
8. Puerto Plata - Mujer de Cabaret (IASO)
9. Tabu Ley Rochereau - The Voice of Lightness (Stern's)
10. Bole 2 Harlem - Bole 2 Harlem (Sounds of the Mushroom)

CHRIS HEIM
1. Andy Palacio - Watina (Cumbancha)
2. Various - Roots of Chicha (Barbes)
3. Various Artists - Si, Para Usted (Waxing Deep)
4. Bob Brozman - Lumiere (Riverboat)
5. Mariza - Concerto em Lisboa (Four Quarters)
6. Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back (Anti-)
7. Papa Noel - Cafe Noir (Tumi)
8. Dee Dee Bridgewater - Red Earth (Decca)
9. Kalman Balogh & the Gypsy Cimbalom Band - Live in Germany (Traditional Crossroads)
10. Various - Rough Guide to the Music of Vietnam (WMI)

MATT SCHEINER
1. Stephen Marley - Mind Control (Universal)
2. Ticklah - Ticklah Vs. Axelrod (Easy Star)
3. Xavier Rudd - White Moth (Anti-)
4. Lefties Soul Connection ‹ Skimming the Skum (Groove Attack)
5. Iron and Wine - The Shepherd's Dog (Sub Pop)
6. Yabby You - Deliver Me From My Enemies (Blood & Fire) 
7. Turbulence - Do Good (Minor7Flat5)
8. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)
9. Toots and the Maytals - Light Your Light (Concord)
10. Bettye LaVette - The Scene of the Crime (Anti-)

BRUCE SACH
1.  Zachary Richard - Lumière Dans Le Noir (Musicor)
2.  Pink Martini - Hey Eugene! (Heinz)
3.  Céu - Céu (Six Degrees)
4.  Magnolia - Magnolia (Les Disques Audiogram)
5.  Ariane Moffatt - Le Coeur Dans La Tête (Les Disques Audiogram)
6.  Anne Lindsay - News From Up the Street (Violindsay Music)
7.  Carla Bruni - No Promises (Les Disques Audiogram)
8.  Thomas Hellman - Departure Songs (Justin time)
9.  Luciana Souza - The New Bossa Nova (Verve)
10. The National Parks - Timber