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It's time to recap the year in music, Global A Go-Go stylee.  On this week's program, I'll feature my favorite new releases of 2010; on next week's show, it'll be my favorite reissues of the year.

I thought it was a hell of a good year for music, at least for the kind of music I'm interested in.  Although the mainstream record industry is collapsing in on itself, there are all kinds of interesting things going on at the margins, where I prefer to hang out.

Of special note are the plethora of superb reissues of historic music from around the world, mostly coming from small independent labels who do great research, license all their tracks, produce beautiful and informative packaging and seem to be selling more than enough units to keep themselves in business.  There's a lesson in that somewhere …

Click "Read More" for today's tracklist and to see a list of my favorite new releases of 2010; click here for a podcast of today's program:

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Global A Go-Go's Best of 2010 in New Releases (embedded links are to my reviews)

1.  Gogol Bordello (USA) | Trans-Continental Hustle | American
2.  Fat Freddys Drop (New Zealand) | Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW | Electrofone
3.  various artists (South Africa) | Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa | Honest Jon's
4.  The Budos Band (USA) | III | Daptone
5.  Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali) | I Speak Fula | Next Ambiance/Sub Pop
6.  Balkan Beat Box (USA-Israel) | Blue Eyed Black Boy | Nat Geo Music
7.  Moussu T E Lei Jovents (France) | Putan De Cancon | Le Chant Du Monde
8.  Chumbawamba (UK) | ABCDEFG | No Masters
9.  various artists | Radioclit Presents The Sound Of Club Secousse, Volume 1: African Dance Music Anthems | Crammed Discs
10.  The Souljazz Orchestra (Canada) | Rising Sun | Strut

Honorable mentions:
AfroCubism (Mali-Cuba) | AfroCubism | World Circuit/Nonesuch
Tony Allen (Nigeria) | Secret Agent | Nonesuch
The Apples (Israel) | Kings | Freestyle
Choc Quib Town (Colombia) | Oro | Nacional
Fat Freddys Drop (New Zealand) | Live At Roundhouse London | The Drop
Grupo Fantasma (USA) | El Existential | Nat Geo Music
Mariem Hassan | Shouka | Nubenegra
The Imagined Village (UK) | Empire And Love | ECC
Konono No. 1 (RD Congo) | Assume Crash Position | Crammed Discs
Ebo Taylor (Ghana) | Love And Death | Strut

Song Artist Album Label Year
Bill Lupoletti


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    December 10th, 2010

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