Songlines Best Album 2019

Songlines announce their Best Albums of 2019

Songlines Magazine have announced their Best Albums of 2019 (see below) and we’re pleased to see the list include five albums distributed by Proper. These include Miri from Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba, 1958 from Blick Bassy, HaitiaNola from Lakou Mizik, Songs of our Native Daughters from Our Native Daughters and The Lost Words: Spell Songs album.

The Best Artist, Best Group, Newcomer and World Pioneer awards will be announced at the Songlines Music Awards ceremony on Saturday November 30 at London’s EartH. Hosted by Cerys Matthews, the ceremony will include performances from a selection of winners and nominees including Mariza, Fatoumata Diawara, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Gaye Su Akyol and Monsieur Doumani. Tickets are now on sale from soundcrashmusic.com

Songlines Magazine – Best Albums of 2019

  • Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba – Miri (Outhere Records)
  • Blick Bassy – 1958 (No Format!)
  • Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko – Traversées (Ma Case Records)
  • Félix Lajkó & Vołosi – Félix Lajkó & Vołosi (Fonó)
  • Kefaya + Elaha Soroor – Songs of Our Mothers (Bella Union)
  • Lakou Mizik – HaitiaNola (Cumbancha)
  • Lankum – The Livelong Day (Rough Trade Records)
  • Our Native Daughters – Songs of our Native Daughters (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
  • Various Artists – The Lost Words: Spell Songs (Quercus Records)
  • Vildá – Vildaluodda/Wildprint (Bafe’s Factory)

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  2. Prickle-eye Bush Spiers & Boden 0:30
  3. Bold Sir Rylas Spiers & Boden 0:30

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  1. Angeline the Baker Sam Kelly, The Lost Boys 0:30
  2. When the Reivers Call Sam Kelly, The Lost Boys 0:30
  3. Chasing Shadows Sam Kelly, The Lost Boys 0:30

  1. Palace of Memory Oysterband 0:30
  2. No Ordinary Girl Oysterband 0:30
  3. Call You Friend Oysterband 0:30

  1. Man, Friendship Kitty Macfarlane 0:30
  2. Starling Song Kitty Macfarlane 0:30
  3. Namer of Clouds Kitty Macfarlane 0:30

  1. Indigo Katherine Priddy 0:30
  2. Wolf Katherine Priddy 0:30
  3. Icarus Katherine Priddy 0:30

  1. I Want to Dance with Somebody (Bonus Track) Jon Boden 0:30
  2. Blue Dress Jon Boden 0:30
  3. Get a Little Something Jon Boden 0:30

  1. Angels Without Wings Heidi Talbot 0:30
  2. Dearest Johnny Heidi Talbot 0:30
  3. Wine & Roses Heidi Talbot 0:30

  1. Cloudbroke Georgia Ruth 0:30
  2. The Doldrums Georgia Ruth 0:30
  3. Supermoon Georgia Ruth 0:30

  1. Over the Fields (For John) Blue Rose Code 0:30
  2. Bluebell Blue Rose Code 0:30
  3. Ebb & Flow Blue Rose Code 0:30

  1. Byker Hill Broad Side 0:30
  2. Roll The Woodpile Down Broad Side 0:30
  3. 10,000 Miles Away Broad Side 0:30
  4. New York Girls Hedonism 0:30
  5. Yarmouth Town Hedonism 0:30
  6. Little Sally Racket Hedonism 0:30
  7. Vignette I Matachin 0:30
  8. Fakenham Fair Matachin 0:30
  9. Bruton Town Matachin 0:30
  10. London Town Pandemonium 0:30
  11. Cold Blows the Wind Pandemonium 0:30
  12. Prickle-eye Bush Pandemonium 0:30

  1. Wrong Piano Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  2. Flirted With You All My Life Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  3. Cowboy Junkies Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  1. Wrong Piano Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  2. Flirted With You All My Life Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  3. Cowboy Junkies Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  1. Bones Of Gilead Richard Thompson 0:43

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  1. Chasing Shadows Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys 0:35

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  1. Fade & Fall (Love Not) Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band 0:30

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  1. Lost Show of Hands 0:51

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  1. Some Dreams Do Amy Speace 1:05

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  1. Kindness Ben Glover 1:00

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  1. Man, Friendship Kitty Macfarlane 0:37

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  1. Blues Run The Game Martin Simpson 0:30

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