Songlines Best Albums of 2019 | Songlines
21 November 2019

Songlines Best Albums of 2019

By Jo Frost

Our editors pick their top 10 favourite albums of 2019

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As we approach the end of the year, editors Jo Frost and Simon Broughton look back over the year’s releases and pick their ten favourite albums of 2019, to be featured in the January/February 2020 issue of Songlines (#154), available from December 6. Subscribe to Songlines to get your copy as soon as it's available!

1

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba

Miri on Outhere Records

Reviewed in Songlines #145

2

Blick Bassy

1958 on Nø Førmat!

Reviewed in Songlines #146

3

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko

Traversées on Constantinople

Reviewed in Songlines #147

4

Félix Lajkó & Vołosi

Félix Lajkó & Vołosi on Fonó

Reviewed in Songlines #152

5

Kefaya + Elaha Soroor

Songs of Our Mothers on Bella Union

Reviewed in Songlines #152

6

Lakou Mizik

HaitiaNola on Cumbancha

Reviewed in Songlines #153

7

Lankum

The Livelong Day on Rough Trade Records

Reviewed in Songlines #154

8

Our Native Daughters

Songs of Our Native Daughters on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Reviewed in Songlines #147

9

Vildá

Vildaluodda/Wildprint on Bafe's Factory

Reviewed in Songlines #149

10

Various Artists

The Lost Words: Spell Songs on Quercus Records

Reviewed in Songlines #150

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