Pitchfork: Essential African Recordings (2010)

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Pitchfork: Essential African Recordings (2010)

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(More than) 12 must-have 'Afropop' albums towards the end of this unranked buyer's guide on African music [country only in parentheses if not already obvious]:

https://pitchfork.com/features/article/ ... at/?page=3

Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit (1975)
Various Artists - Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion in 70s Ghana (2003)
Various Artists - Nigeria 70: The Definitive History of 1970s Funky Lagos (2002)
Various Artists - Éthiopiques 8: Swinging Addis (2004)
Various Artists - Afro Baby: The Evolution of the Afro-Sound in Nigeria 1970-1979 (2005)
Orlando Julius and his Modern Aces - Super Afro Soul (1966) [Nigeria]
Various Artists - Legends of Benin: Afro-Funk/Cavacha/Agbadja/Afro-Beat (2009)
Bembeya Jazz National - The Syliphone Years Compilation (2005) [Guinea]
Various Artists - Éthiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz & Muzique Instrumentale 1969-1974 (1998)
T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Kings of Benin Urban Groove 1972-80 (2001)
T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Reminiscin' in Tempo Compilation (2003)
T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - The Voudoun Effect 1972-1975 (2008)
T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Echos Hypnotiques 1969-1979 (2013)
Various Artists - Love, Peace & Poetry: African Psychedelic Music (2004)
Various Artists - Cazumbi: African 60s Garage, Vol. 1 (2009)
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