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EOY 2018 - fRoots (UK)

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:16 am
by Marlon
fRoots - Top 20 (or so) Albums of 2018

1. CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA : Soar (Bendigedig)
2. ANNA + ELIZABETH : The Invisible Comes To Us (Smithsonian Folkways)
3. FATOUMATA DIAWARA : Fenfo: Something To Say (Montuno)
4. THE RHEINGANS SISTERS : Bright Field (RootBeat)
5. LISA O’NEIL : Heard A Long Gone Song (River Lea)
7. OLIVIA CHANEY : Shelter (Nonesuch)
8. JACKIE OATES : The Joy Of Living (ECC)
9. KITTY MACFARLANE : Namer Of Clouds (Navigator Records)
10. SANS : Kulku (Cloud Valley)
11. Gaye Su Akyol Istikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat)
12. The Furrow Collective Fathoms (Hudson)
13.= Ry Cooder The Prodigal Son (Fantasy)
13.= Sam Sweeney The Unfinished Violin (Island)
15. Richard Thompson 13 Rivers (Proper)
16. Karine Polwart Laws Of Motion (Hudson)
17.= Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith Many A Thousand (Ear Trumpet)
17.= Blowzabella Two Score (Blowzabella)
17.= Grace Petrie Queer As Folk (Grace Petrie)
20. = Ammar 808 Maghreb United (Glitterbeat)
20. = Monsieur Doumani Angathin (Monsieur Doumani)

Runners up (alphabetically): Alden, Patterson & Dashwood By Night (AP&D); Moonlight Benjamin Siltane (Ma Case); Anandi Bhattacharya Joys Abound (Riverboat); False Lights Harmonograph (Wreckord); Dom Flemons Black Cowboys (Smithsonian Folkways); Bryony Griffith Hover Selwyn Music); Toby Hay The Longest Day (State51 Conspiracy); Mari Kalkun Ilmamotsan (Eesti Kultuurkapital); Melissa Laveaux Radyo Siwel (No Format); Rachel McShane & The Cartographers When All Is Still (Topic); Tom Moore & Archie Churchill-Moss Laguna (Hotel); Anne O’aro Anne O’aro (Cobalt/ Buda); Will Pound Through The Seasons (Lulubug); Gwenifer Raymond You Never Were Much Of A Dancer (Tompkins Square); Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse & David McGuinness What News (Drag City); Stick In The Wheel Follow Them True (From Here); Samba Touré Wande (Glitterbeat); The Turbans The Turbans (Six Degrees); Cath & Phil Tyler The Ox & The Ax (Thread Recordings).