Thursday, February 7, 2019
The 11 five-star African albums of 2018
All 11 of these amazing albums received the maximum award of five stars when reviewed in Songlines magazine in 2018, featuring Dobet Gnahoré, Angélique Kidjo, Gili Yalo, and many more
In every issue of Songlines magazine we review the best new albums from around the world in different geographical categories: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Pacific and Fusion. Below are all of the albums from the African section which received a coveted five-star rating in 2018. If you are seeking your next favourite album, then look no further, and if you would like to explore some additional recommendations, visit Songlines Music Awards 2018.
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