Top albums in 2016

Top Albums released in 2016 1-10 1.    Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate 2.    Ngaiire – Blastoma 3.    Blitz the Ambassador – Diasporadical 4.    Kingfisha – Offered It Up 5.    AB Original – Reclaim Australia 6.    Anderson .Paak – Malibu 7.    Jojo Abot – Fyfya Wot 8.    Alsarah & the Nubatones – Manara 9.    Gawurra – Ratja Yaliyali 10.    Solange – A Seat At The Table 10-20 11.    Blinky Bill – We Cut Keys While You Wait 12.    No Zu – Afterlife 13.    Bad Bad Not Good – IV   14.    Rhianna – ANTI 15.    Mikael Seifu - ዘላለም  / Zelalem 16.    A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service 17.    Jordan Rakei – Cloak 18.    Mick Jenkins – The Healing Component 19.    Beyonce – Lemonade 20.    Baloji – 64 Bits & Malachite 20-30 21.    Tall Black Guy – Let’s Take A Trip 22.    Shabaka Hutchings & the Ancestors – Wisdom of Elders 23.    Emily Wurramara – Black Smoke 24.    Bixiga 70 – III 25.    Kaytranada – 99% 26.    Amanar – Tumastin 27.    Ta-ku & Wafia - (m)edian 28.    Mark Pritchard – Under the Sun 29.    Noura Mint Seymali – Arbina 30.    Archie Roach – Let Love In 30-40 31.    REMi – Divas & Demons 32.    Aziza Brahim – Abbar el Hamada 33.    Rokia Traore – Ne So 34.    ANOHNI – Hopelessness 35.    Massive Attack  - Ritual Spirit 36.    Bombino – Azel 37.    Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool 38.    Ghorwane – Kukavata 39.    Ross McHenry – Child Of Somebody 40.    Miles Davis & Robert Glasper – Everything's Beautiful 41-52 41.    The Comet is Coming – Channel the Spirits 42.    JP – Submarine Dreams 43.    Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra – s/t 44.    Deltino Guerreiro – Eparaka 45.    Frank Ocean – Blonde 46.    Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room 47.    Oddisee – Alwasta 48.    The Kondi Band - Belle Wahallah 49.    De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody 50.    Dion Monti – Wonderer 51.    30/70 – Cold Radish Coma 52.    Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience – Cradle of Humanity

Top Albums released in 2016

1-10
1.    Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
2.    Ngaiire – Blastoma
3.    Blitz the Ambassador – Diasporadical
4.    Kingfisha – Offered It Up
5.    AB Original – Reclaim Australia
6.    Anderson .Paak – Malibu
7.    Jojo Abot – Fyfya Wot
8.    Alsarah & the Nubatones – Manara
9.    Gawurra – Ratja Yaliyali
10.    Solange – A Seat At The Table

10-20
11.    Blinky Bill – We Cut Keys While You Wait
12.    No Zu – Afterlife
13.    Bad Bad Not Good – IV  
14.    Rhianna – ANTI
15.    Mikael Seifu - ዘላለም  / Zelalem
16.    A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
17.    Jordan Rakei – Cloak
18.    Mick Jenkins – The Healing Component
19.    Beyonce – Lemonade
20.    Baloji – 64 Bits & Malachite

20-30
21.    Tall Black Guy – Let’s Take A Trip
22.    Shabaka Hutchings & the Ancestors – Wisdom of Elders
23.    Emily Wurramara – Black Smoke
24.    Bixiga 70 – III
25.    Kaytranada – 99%
26.    Amanar – Tumastin
27.    Ta-ku & Wafia - (m)edian
28.    Mark Pritchard – Under the Sun
29.    Noura Mint Seymali – Arbina
30.    Archie Roach – Let Love In

30-40
31.    REMi – Divas & Demons
32.    Aziza Brahim – Abbar el Hamada
33.    Rokia Traore – Ne So
34.    ANOHNI – Hopelessness
35.    Massive Attack  - Ritual Spirit
36.    Bombino – Azel
37.    Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
38.    Ghorwane – Kukavata
39.    Ross McHenry – Child Of Somebody
40.    Miles Davis & Robert Glasper – Everything's Beautiful

41-52
41.    The Comet is Coming – Channel the Spirits
42.    JP – Submarine Dreams
43.    Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra – s/t
44.    Deltino Guerreiro – Eparaka
45.    Frank Ocean – Blonde
46.    Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
47.    Oddisee – Alwasta
48.    The Kondi Band - Belle Wahallah
49.    De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody
50.    Dion Monti – Wonderer
51.    30/70 – Cold Radish Coma
52.    Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience – Cradle of Humanity

Top Albums for 2015

There was so much great music in 2015!

Narrowing it down to a top 10 or 20, would have been too difficult so  I decided to pick my top 52 instead.

1-10

Trinity Roots - Citizen
Petite Noir - La Vie Et Belle (Life Is Beautiful)
Kamasi Washington - The Epic
Ibeyi - s/t
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
Miso - s/t
Fat Freddy’s Drop - Bays
Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Protoje - Ancient Future
Sampa the Great - Sampa The Great Mixtape

10-20

Thundercat - The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam
Inna Modja - Motel Bamako
Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa
Oddisee - The Good Fight
Ethiopiyawi Records - Letu Sinega & In My Sleep
Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon
The Internet - Ego Death
Black Coffee - Pieces of Me
Lianne La Havas - Blood
Tony Allen - Film Of Life

20-30

Dexter Story - Wondem
Nandele - Argolas Deliciosas
Songhoy Blues - Music in Experience
The Very Best - Makes A King
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
Jess Ribeiro - Kill It Yourself
Marlon Williams - s/t
Kae Sun - Oceans Apart
Quarter Street - s/t
Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now

30-40

Floating Points - Elaenia
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Colour
Fantasma - Free Love
Owiny Sigoma Band - Nyanza
Jamie XX - In Colour
Bjork - Vulnicura
Bad Bad Not Good & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul
Beat Spacek - Modern Streets
Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too
Seinabo Sey - Pretend
Samba Toure - Gandadiko

41-50

Dereck Gripper - One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali
Boddhi Satva - Transition
Sauti Sol - Live & Die in Afrika
Hau - No End Theory
Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca - At Home
The Raah Project - Take Me Elsewhere
Raised By Eagles - Diamonds In The Bloodstream
Sergio Perrere, Zal Sissokho & Marcus Viana - Famale
Chimurenga Renaissance - Kudada Nekuva Munha Mutema
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Love

50-52

Thais Diarra - Danaya
Le1f - Hey

Top Albums for 2014

Top Albums of 2014

1-10
Various Artists - Ten Cities Compilation
Chronixx - Dread & Terrible
Emma Donovan & The PutBacks - Dawn
Jordan Rakei - Groove Curse
Nick Hakim - Where Will We Go Pt. 1 & 2
Radical Son - Cause N' Affect
Okmalumkoolkat - Holy Oxygen
Remi - Raw X Infinity
Briggs - Sheplife
Alsarah & The Nubatones -Slit

11-20
Estère- s/t
Petite Noir - The King of Anxiety
Ibibio Sound Machine - s/t
Chico Antonio - Memorias
Electric Wire Hustle - Love Can Prevail
Blitz the Ambassador - Afropolitan Dreams
Ana Tijoux - Vengo
Black Motion - s/t
Samthing Soweto - Ebsuku
Quantic - Magnetica

21-30
Benjamin Booker - s/t
Latinaotearoa - In Latinoamerica
Mikael Seifu - Yarada Lij
Tjintu Desert Band - Tjamuku Ngurra
Jupiter Okwess & the International - Hotel Universe
Sorceress - Dose
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - A Long Way To The Beginning
Frank Yamma - Uncle
Cold Specks - Neuroplasticity
Chico Man - Magical Thinking

31-40
Toumami & Sidiki - s/t
Curtis Harding - Soul Power
Archer - Old Time Song Man
Dirt Music - Lion City
Flying Lotus - You're Dead
D'Angelo & the Vanguard - Black Messiah
Blue King Brown - Born Free
FKA Twigs - LP1
Mau Power - The Show Will Go On
Black Cab - Games of XXO Olympiad

41-50
The Harpoons - Falling For You
Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu
Shaolin Afronauts - Follow The Path
Sinkane - Mean Love
The Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr. Electrico
Sola Rosa - Magnetics
Black Jesus Experience - Migration
Yarah Bravo - Love Is Movement
Batida - Dois
True Vibenation - On

50-52
The Soil - Nostalgic Moments
Brockaflower - Build It