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The 29th Annual fRoots Critics Poll 2014

Albums Of The Year Nominees

Every year since 1986 fRoots has polled experts in the UK and worldwide to decide the Album Of The Year in the fields of music which we champion – folk, roots and world music. With over 300 writers, broadcasters and activists on the panel, the fRoots Critics Poll For Albums Of The Year is long established as the most extensively researched and prestigious annual poll of its kind, the de facto flagship industry award.

Along the way, we added a separate poll category for Reissues & Compilations and more recently a Best Packaged Album category. Here are all the winners down the years.

We're now pleased to reveal, in alphabetical order, the top nominees for the New Album and Best Reissue/Compilation for 2014.

This year’s winners will be revealed by BBC Radio 3 during World On 3 broadcast from 11pm on Friday 5th December, hosted by Lopa Kothari, and here from 9th December.

Nominees for New Album Of 2014
(listed alphabetically)

Album Of The Year Nominees Album cover
Album cover
Aurelio
Landini
(Real World)
 
Martin & Eliza Carthy
The Moral Of The Elephant
(Topic)
 
Album cover
Album cover
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour
(Folk Room)
 
Toumani & Sidiki Diabate
Toumani & Sidiki
(World Circuit)
 
Album cover
Album cover
The Furrow Collective
At Our Next Meeting
(Furrow)
 
The Gloaming
The Gloaming
(Real World)
 
Album cover
Album cover
Kasai All Stars
Beware Of The Fetish
(Crammed)
 
Noura Mint Seymali
Tzenni
(Glitterbeat)
 
Album cover
Album cover
Söndörgö
Tamburocket Hungarian Fireworks
(Riverboat)
 
Richard Thompson
Acoustic Classics
(Proper)
 

Nominees for Reissue/Compilation Album Of 2014
(listed alphabetically)

Reissue/Compilation Album Of The Year Nominees Album cover
Album cover
Les Ambassadeurs
Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako
(Stern’s)
 
Martyn Bennett
Grit
(Real World Gold)
 
Album cover
Album cover
Bob Dylan
The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol 11
(Columbia)
 
Various Artists
Haiti Direct
(Strut)
 
Album cover
Album cover
Various Artists
Real World 25
(Real World)
 
Various Artists
The Sound Of Siam Vol 2
(Soundway)
 

The winner of Best Packaged Album Of 2014 will be announced on 5th December.

See the 2013 poll results

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