Well, it’s officially 2012 and, as may be expected, the first few weeks of the new year often find people reflecting upon the best and worst of the one that has just past.
We’ve already made a list of our top 10 albums from 2011 (you can read more about them in our current issue), and other blogs are rife with their own selections. Some of the best ones that we came across were: Small World Music Notes, who picked out their 30 favourite albums; Sounds and Colours, who selected their top Latin albums, and World Music Central.org, who listed their top 20 albums.
But enough of what we think were the best albums! We want to know what you thought were 2011′s outstanding releases.
We’ve collected all the albums that were reviewed in Songlines over the past year and are asking our readers, fans and followers to vote for their favourites. There are four categories – Best Artist, Best Group, Best Newcomer, and Best Cross-cultural Collaboration – and you only have a few more weeks to cast your vote.
Voting closes January 31, so get voting people! And remember that by doing so you’ll automatically be entered into a prize draw to win one of three pairs of tickets to WOMAD Charlton Park (July 26-29 2012), plus we have 10 runner’s up prizes of the Songlines Music Awards 2011 CD featuring all of last year’s winners and nominees.
We’d also love to hear who you voted for and why in the comments below.
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