Viena (Westpark Music)
Three decades after their debut album, the Finnish folk group essayed an astonishing return to both form and to their roots. Viena is inspired by the trio’s visits to hear runo singers in Karelia. It is brimming with clear, sharp vocals and immaculate playing, and bristling with energy. Long-time fans have hailed it as one of the finest albums in Värttinä’s long and illustrious career. A Top of the World in #116.