The Best Albums of 2007: 31 to 40

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“The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of ‘Ten Best.'” — H. Allen Smith

31. Art Brut, Its a Bit Complicated (Downtown) (First review)

32. El-P, Ill Sleep When Youre Dead (Def Jux)

33. David Singer, East of the Fault Line (The Sweet Science Records) (Second review)

34. Tori Amos, American Doll Posse (Epic) (Second review)

35. Wild Carnation, Superbus (Lucky Pig Records) (Second review)

36. Githead, Art Pop (Swim) (Third review)

37. Mary Timony, The Shapes We Make (Kill Rock Stars)

38. Porcupine Tree, Fear of a Blank Planet, (Atlantic)

39. Wilco, Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)

40. Jill Cunniff, City Beach (The Militia Group)

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