EOY List Aggregate: 2017 Old Music

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Sub-Lists

Some breakdowns by genre:

Ranking

  1. The Rough Guide to the Music of West Africa (World Music Network) {16}: MR:30; dw:5, xdc:+, xde:9, xgh:6, xiw:5 -- RC:A, TH:***
  2. Sweet as Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From the Horn of Africa (1969-2002, Ostinato) {10}: Bc:97, PO:13; aqd:+ -- RC:***, TH:***
  3. Miracle Steps: Music From the Fourth World 1983-2017 (Optimo) {7}: PO:?; xss:6 -- TH:***
  4. Mulatu Astatke: Mulatu of Ethiopia (1972, Strut) {6}: JC:+; ab:+, tr_r:+ -- TH:***
  5. Hamad Kalkaba: Hamad Kalkaba and the Golden Sounds 1974-1975 (Analog Africa -EP) {5}: PO:22 -- TH:A-
  6. Even a Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1979 (Light in the Attic) {5}: PO:17; ab:+, am_o:+, aqd:+
  7. Joe King Kologbo & the High Grace: Sugar Daddy (1980, Strut) {4}: PO:93 -- TH:***
  8. Professor Rhythm: Bafana Bafana (1995, Awesome Tapes From Africa) {4}: -- TH:A-
  9. Andina: The Sound of the Peruvian Andes 1968-1978 (Tiger's Milk/Strut) {4}: -- TH:A-
  10. Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992 (Music From Memory) {4}: PO:83; aqd:+, ra:+ -- TH:*
  11. Zaire 74: The African Artists (Wrasse) {4}: -- RC:**, TH:**
  12. Los Camaroes: Resurrection Los Vol 1 (1976, Analog Africa) {3}: YW_r:23 -- TH:**
  13. Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice Versa: Viajando Com O Som: The Lost 1976 Vice Versa Studio Sessions (Far Out) {3}: am_o:+ -- TH:**
  14. Bro Valentino: Stay Up Zimbabwe (1979-80, Analog Africa -EP) {3}: -- TH:***
  15. Afrobeats Hot Hits: New Urban Dance Grooves From Africa (Shanachie) {3}: -- RC:B+
  16. Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984 (Analog Africa) {3}: Bc:87; aqd:+ -- TH:*
  17. Putumayo Presents: African Rumba (Putumayo World Music -16) {3}: MR:7 -- TH:[A-]
  18. Vincent Ahehehinnou: Best Woman (1978, Analog Africa) {2}: -- TH:**
  19. Gal Costa: India (1973, Mr Bongo) {2}: ab:+, aqd:+
  20. Youssou N'Dour: Africa Rekk: Reedition (Jive/Epic) {2}: -- TH:**
  21. Umoja: 707 (1988, Awesome Tapes From Africa -EP) {2}: -- TH:**
  22. Shina Williams & His African Percussionists: Agboju Logun (1984, Strut -EP) {2}: PO:77 -- TH:*
  23. Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection of Music From the Arab World (Habibi Funk) {2}: xpb:5
  24. Ote Maloya: The Birth of Electric Maloya on Reunion Island 1975-1986 (Strut) {2}: aqd:+ -- TH:*
  25. Sounds of Sisso (Nyege Nyege) {2}: TMT:15
  26. The Original Sound of Mali (Mr Bongo) {2}: ab:+, aqd:+
  27. Otim Alpha: Gulu City Anthems (Nyege Nyege) {1}: F:43 -- TH:B
  28. Yashak Banjaq: Love Songs Vol 2 (Teranga Beat -16) {1}: aqd:+
  29. Marijata: This Is Marijata (Mr Bongo) {1}: aqd:+
  30. Wells Fargo: Watch Out! (Now-Again -16) {1}: am_w:+
  31. Agrim Agadez (Sahel Sounds) {1}: aqd:+
  32. King Jammys Dancehall 3: Hard Dancehall Murderer 1985-1989 (Dub Store) {1}: YW_r:29
  33. Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988 (Ostinato) {1}: Bc:90
  34. The Photographs of Charles Duvelle: Disques Ocora and Collection Prophet (Sublime Frequencies) {1}: ab:+
  35. Welcome to Zamrock! Vol 2: How Zambia's Revolution Led to a Rock Revolution 1972-1977 (Now-Again) {1}: am_w:+

Notes

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