The winners of the 31st annual fRoots Critics Poll for Albums Of The Year were revealed November 25 by fRoots Editor Ian Anderson and presenter Kathryn Tickell during BBC Radio 3’s Word On 3 show.
Album of 2016
Shirley Collins – Lodestar (Domino)
Compilation, Re-issue or Historical Album
Various Artists – Urgent Jumping! Urgent Jumping! East African Musiki Wa Dansi Classics (Stern’s)
Best Packaged Album
Various Artists – Music Of Morocco From The Library Of Congress, Recorded By Paul Bowles 1959 (Dust To Digital)
Editor’s Choice Album (for micro independent label releases only)
Alden, Patterson & Dashwood – Call Me Home (AP&D)
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.