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Tom Schnabel's Top Ten Albums of 2007

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Earlier today we got Nic Harcourt's Top 10 albums of 2007. Some of our more snarky commentors were put off that some of Nic's picks included artists who were signed to omg major labels.

So as we continue this week to spotlight KCRW dj's favorite cds of 2007, we shift gears to the more exotic world of Tom Schnabel whose picks are a tad more off the beaten path which is probably something to be expected from the Cafe LA host who attended USC, UCLA, and The Sorbonne.

Please enjoy Tom's top picks of this year:

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1) Tinariwen - Aman Iman / Water is Life (World Village / Harmonia Mundi)

2) Sophie Milman - Make Someone Happy (Koch Records)

3) Various Artists - Una Noche en la Habana (Syllart)

4) Sabrina Malheiros - Vibrasons (Far Out)

5) Koop - Koop Islands (Atlantic)

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6) Xavier Cugat - Cugat’s Favorite Rhumbas (Vocalion)

7) Mocean Worker - Cinco de Mowo! (Mowo!, Inc)

8) Ray LaMontagne - Till the Sun Turns Black (RCA)

9) Art Taylor - A.T.’s Delight (Blue Note)

10) Yusef Lateef - Into Something (Blue Note)