Well, there are plenty more such lists, so we thought we’d round a few of them up. Here we go:
Worldbeat Canada: Rather than rank his best albums of the year top-ten style, Worldbeat Canada’s Cal Koat organized his list by month.
- February – AURELIO – Laru Beya (Next Ambiance)
- September – DAZKARIEH – Ruido do Silêncio (Galileo)
- October – TE VAKA – Havili (Warm Earth Records)
- November – VARIOUS – Red Hot + Rio 2 (Red Hot)
- December – CSS – La Liberacion (V2 Records)
KCRW: The influential Santa Monica station’s lists cover a huge range of genres. KCRW DJs who lean toward global sounds include Tom Schnabel, Jeremy Sole, Garth Trinidad, Chuck P, and Anthony Valadez. This best-of page is crammed with samples, so there are hours of great listening here.
We’ll post our own best-of lists shortly. Meanwhile, happy listening, and happy new year!