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fRoots magazine Albums of 2009

fRoots magazine has published three new lists: New Albums of 2009; Reissues and Compilations of the year; and best packaged album of the year: http://www.frootsmag.com/content/critpoll/

fRoots magazine specializes in world and folk music.

The New Albums of 2009 list:

1. Staff Benda Bilili - Très Très Fort (Crammed)
2. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - I Speak Fula (OutHere)
3. Oumou Sangare - Seya (World Circuit)
4. Martin Simpson - True Stories (Topic)
5. The Unthanks - Here’s The Tender Coming (EMI/Rabble Rouser)
6. Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara - Tell No Lies (Real World)
7. Tinariwen - Imidiwan (Independiente)
8. Jackie Oates - Hyperboreans (Unearthed/One Little Indian)
9. Khaled - Liberté (Wrasse)
10. Spiro - Lightbox (Real World)

The Next 10:
11. Jon Boden - Songs From The Floodplain (Navigator)
Mohamed Ilyas Taarab (Chiku-Taku)
13. Baaba Maal - Television (Palm Pictures)
14. Les Triaboliques - Rivermudtwilight (World Village)
15. Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information (Strut)
16. Tony Allen - Secret Agent (World Circuit)
Ceu - Vagarosa (Six Degrees)
18. Mamer - Eagle (Real World)
Mawkin:Causley - The Awkward Recruit (Navigator)
Loudon Wainwright III - High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (Proper/2nd Story Sound)

Runners Up (alphabetically): Mayra Andrade - Storia Storia (Stern’s); Blue Asia - Sketches Of Myahk (Vivid Sound); Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (ECM); Brass Monkey - Head Of Steam (Topic); Guy Clark - Somedays The Song Writes You (Dualtone); Bob Dylan - Together Through Life (Columbia); Tim Eriksen Northern Roots Live In Namest (Indies Scope); Julie Fowlis - Uam (Shoeshine); Bella Hardy - In The Shadow Of The Mountains (Noe); Lau - Arc Light (Navigator); Radio Kijada - Nuevos Sonidos Afro Peruanos, Part 1 (Wrasse); Alasdair Roberts - Spoils (Drag City); Show Of Hands - Arrogance, Ignorance And Greed (Hands On Music); Speed Caravan - Kalashnik Love (Real World); Devon Sproule - I Don’t Hurry For Heaven! (Tin Angel); Vieux Farka Touré - Fondo (Six Degrees); Nancy Wallace - Old Stories (Midwich); Jah Wobble - Chinese Dub (30 Hertz).

Re: fRoots magazine Albums of 2009

I don't know if Henrik thinks this list is AM worthy...

Re: fRoots magazine Albums of 2009

Absolutely! It must have been forgotten. Thanks for reminding, Spiderpig.