Top of the World albums: issue #124 (January/February 2017)

Here is our selection of the top ten new releases reviewed in Songlines issue #124 (January/February 2017). Tracks from each of these albums are included on the free cover-CD with issue #124. To find out more about subscribing to Songlines, please visit:



Anda Union


Hohhot Records

Distinguished songs about nature, history and identity from this nine-piece Inner Mongolian group, featuring horse-head fiddles, beating drums and growly throat singing.

Amazon | iTunes | Spotify



Gaye Su Akyol

Hologram Imparatorluğu


Steeped in Turkish culture, but with plenty of outside influences, songs focus on liberation of the self. Akyol creates an eclectic collection of global influences, music without borders.

Amazon | iTunes | Spotify


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