The 30th Annual fRoots Critics Poll 2015
The nominees for Album of the Year and Reissue/Compilation Album Of 2015 in the fRoots Critics Poll 2015 have been announced today and we’re pleased to see that many of the nominees are distributed by Proper. Nominated artists that we distribute include Sam Lee & Friends, Leveret, The Rheingans Sisters, Simpson Cutting & Kerr, Stick in the Wheel, Bob & Ron Copper and Amara Touré.
You can find the full list of nominees in each category below.
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. Along the way, they’ve also added separate polls for Reissues & Compilations and more recently a Best Packaged Album category.
This year’s winners will be revealed by BBC Radio 3 during World On 3 broadcast from 11pm on Friday 4th December, hosted by Lopa Kothari.
Album of the Year 2015
Anna & Elizabeth – Anna & Elizabeth
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Quaranta 40
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power
Sam Lee & Friends – The Fade In Time
Leveret – New Anything
Emily Portman – Coracle
The Rheingans Sisters – Already Home
Simpson, Cutting & Kerr – Murmurs
Stick In The Wheel – From Here
Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin – Touristes
Reissue/Compilation Album Of 2015
Buena Vista Social Club – Lost And Found
Bob & Ron Copper – Traditional Songs From Rottingdean
Lead Belly – The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
E.T. Mensah & The Tempos – King Of Highlife
Youssou N’Dour & Le Super Etoile De Dakar – Fatteliku – Live In Athens 1987
Amara Touré – 1973 – 1980