Tuesday, November 12, 2013

fRoots Critics Poll

Every year fRoots magazine polls writers, DJs, festival organizers, and others who listen to a lot of new music. These critics are asked to vote for their favorite music in the category of “anything from anywhere with roots in a tradition.”

This year, I was honored to be one of the invited critics.

Here's how I voted:

New Album of 2013

Reissue / Historic / Compilation Album of 2013
  • Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
  • Classic Celtic from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
  • Cajun Honky Tonk: The Khoury Recordings Vol. 2 (Arhoolie Productions)
  • Rough Guide to Voodoo (World Music Network)

[Update December 7th, 2013: Here are the official fRoots Albums of 2013.]

As always with these kinds of lists, caveats abound. I'll put together my official list of my favorite records of 2013, and publish that as we get closer to New Year's Day.