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Albums Of The Year Nominees

The 32nd Annual fRoots

Critics Poll 2017

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 hundreds of 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.

We're now pleased to reveal, in alphabetical order, the top nominees for the New Album and Best Reissue/Compilation for 2017.

This year’s winners will be revealed by BBC Radio 3 during World On 3 broadcast from 11 pm on Friday 8th December, hosted by Lopa Kothari. Full comprehensive details will be in the Jan/Feb 2017 fRoots and here from 12th December.

Nominees for New Album Of 2017
(listed alphabetically)

Album Of The Year Nominees Album cover
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Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
Big Machine
(Topic)
 
Rhiannon Giddens
Freedom Highway
(Nonesuch)
 
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Lisa Knapp
Til April Is Dead
(Ear To The Ground)
 
Lankum
Between The Earth And Sky
(Rough Trade)
 
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Leveret
Inventions
(RootBeat)
 
Offa Rex
Queen Of Hearts
(Nonesuch)
 
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Orchestra Baobab
Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng
(World Circuit)
 
Oumou Sangare
Mogoya
(No Format)
 
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Saz’iso
At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me
(Glitterbeat)
 
Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet
Ladilikan
(World Circuit)
 

Nominees for Reissue/Compilation Album Of 2017
(listed alphabetically)

Reissue/Compilation Album Of The Year Nominees Album cover
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Anne Briggs
The Time Has Come
(Earth)
 
Various Artists
American Epic
(Sony Legacy)
 
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Various Artists
Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa
(Ostinato)
 
Various Artists
Zaire 74: The African Artists
(Wrasse)
 
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Mike & Lal Waterson
Bright Phoebus
(Domino)
 
 
 

 See the 2016 poll results

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