Songlines’ Best Albums 2013 Announced

Posted on October 31st, 2013 in Recent posts by .

To be featured in the next issue of SonglinesJanuary/February 2014 (#97, out December 6), editor Jo Frost and editor-in-chief Simon Broughton select their pick of the albums reviewed in 2013

This year has been an incredibly rich, diverse and exciting one for new releases both within world, roots and folk music. With five picks each, Jo Frost and Simon Broughton have chosen their favourite albums that have been reviewed within Songlines magazine in the last 12 months. You can read more about these ten albums in the next issue, out on December 6.

And this year’s selections are (in no particular order):

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Rokia TraoréBeautiful Africa (on Nonesuch, reviewed in #91)
Beautiful-Africa

Çiğdem AslanMortissa (on Asphalt Tango, reviewed in #96)
CigdemAslan-Mortissa

BuikaLa Noche Más Larga (on Warner, reviewed in #95)
Buika

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni baJama Ko (on Out Here, reviewed in #90)
Bassekou

Oana Cătălina ChițuDivine (on Asphalt Tango, reviewed in #94)
Oona

Family AtlanticaFamily Atlantica (on Soundway, reviewed in #92)
FamilyAtlantica

Jupiter & Okwess InternationalHotel Univers (on Out Here, reviewed in #94)
JupiterOkwess

Leyla McCallaVari-Colored Songs (on Dixie Frog, reviewed in #96)
LeylaMcCalla

Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal ErzincanKula Kulluk Yakışır Mı (on ECM, reviewed in #96)
KayhanErdal

Catrin Finch & Seckou KeitaClychau Dibon (on Astar Artes, reviewed in #96)
CatrinSeckou

Listen to tracks from the chosen albums below:

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