EOY List Aggregate: 2015 Old Music

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Sub-Lists

Some breakdowns by genre:

Ranking

  1. Ata Kak: Obaa Sima (1994, Awesome Tapes From Africa) {19}: No_r:11, Ph_r:12, W_r:11; f_r:1, po:+ -- V:230-35-2, RC:A-, TH:A-
  2. Buena Vista Social Club: Lost and Found (Atlantic/Elektra/World Circuit) {11}: A_uk:84, TGW:19; fr_r:5, jmb:+, pl_w:4, pri:+, vjp:+ -- V:640-10-1, TH:B
  3. Amara Toure: 1973-1980 (Analog Africa) {11}: Ph_r:27; fr_r:4, vtc:+ -- V:1107-7-1, RC:B+, TH:***
  4. Sherwood at the Controls Vol 1: 1979-1984 (On-U Sound) {10}: Ph_c:3; am_g:+, am_o:+, pc_r:2 -- TH:**
  5. Youssou N'Dour and Le Super Etoile de Dakar: Fatteliku (Live in Athens 1987) (Real World) {9}: TGW:28; ap:+, fr_r:1 -- TH:A-
  6. Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 (Soul Jazz) {8}: Ph_c:19, W_r:40; pc_r:9 -- TH:A-
  7. Bob Marley & the Wailers: Easy Skanking in Boston '78 (Island/Tuff Gong) {6}: am_g:+, po:+ -- TH:A-
  8. Yabby You: Dread Prophecy: The Strange and Wonderful Story of Yabby You (Shanachie, 3CD) {6}: FB:+; am_b:+, am_g:+ -- TH:***
  9. Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian and Ghanaian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954-66 (Soundway) {6}: Ph_c:11 -- RC:*, TH:***
  10. The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cumbia (World Music Network) {6}: -- RC:B+, TH:***
  11. The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Salsa (World Music Network) {6}: YW_r:5 -- TH:**
  12. Toto La Momposina: Tambolero (Real World) {5}: TGW:11; am_w:+, ap:+, fr_r:8
  13. Next Stop Soweto, Vol 4: Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco and Mbaqanga 1975-1985 (Strut) {5}: pm_r:8 -- TH:A-
  14. Idrissa Soumaoro: Djitoumou (2010, Lusafrica) {4}: JG:70 -- TH:***
  15. Nu Yorica! Culture Clash in New York City: Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77 (1970-77, Soul Jazz) {4}: jjm:+ -- TH:***
  16. Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll (Dust-to-Digital) {3}: aqd:+, fr_r:+, om_r:+
  17. Nouakchott Wedding Songs (Sahel Sounds) {3}: YW:65 -- TH:**
  18. Bob & Ron Copper: Traditional Songs From Rottingdean (Fledg'ling) {2}: fr_r:2
  19. Thomas Mapfumo: Lion Songs: Essential Tracks in the Making of Zimbabwe (Lion Songs) {2}: YW_r:16
  20. ET Mensah & the Tempos: King of Highlife (RetroAfric -4CD) {2}: fr_r:5
  21. The Rough Guide to Latin Disco (World Music Network) {2}: -- V:640-10-1, TH:*
  22. SK Kakraba: Songs of Paapieye (Awesome Tapes From Africa) {1}: aqd:+
  23. William Onyeabor: Good Name (1983, Luaka Bop, EP) {1}: No_r:43
  24. Mamman Sani: Unreleased Tapes 1981-1984 (Sahel Sounds) {1}: aqd:+
  25. Peter Tosh: An Upsetters Showcase (Cleopatra) {1}: am_g:+
  26. Tom Ze: Tom Ze (1970, Mr Bongo) {1}: FB:+
  27. A Guide to the Birdsong of South America (Rhythm & Roots) {1}: TG:+
  28. Bali 1928: Anthology: The First Recordings (World Arbiter) {1}: jhm:+
  29. Funeral Dance in the Mountains: Rural Percussion (and Vocal) Ethnographic Recordings From Southeast Asia (Canary) {1}: YW_r:39
  30. Lost in Mali (Riverboat) {1}: fr_r:+
  31. Senegal 70 (Analog Africa) {1}: fr_r:+
  32. The Rough Guide to Psychedelic India (World Music Network) {1}: fr_r:+
  33. The Sigh of Silver Strings From Suvannabhumi: The Western Stringed Instruments of Burma (Little Axe) {1}: om_r:+

Notes

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