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WWA 2017 // Album of the Year Shortlist // Vote Now

December 1, 2016

As our annual celebration of the lesser-celebrated corners of music gets ever nearer, it’s that time again where we’ve narrowed it down to our top 30 albums of the year and we want all of you to have your say. Check out the shortlist below and vote HERE for your favourite.

A Tribe Called Quest // We got if from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service
Acid Arab // Musique de France
Anderson .Paak // Malibu
Carleen Anderson // Cage Street Memorial, The Pilgrimage
Danny Brown // Atrocity Exhibition
Débruit // Débruit & Istanbul
Elza Soares // A Mulher do Fim do Mundo
GoGo Penguin // Man Made Object
Gregory Porter // Take Me to the Alley
Jameszoo // Fool
Josef Leimberg // Astral Progressions
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith // EARS
Kaytranada // 99.9%
Kendrick Lamar // Untitled Unmastered
Marc Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force // Yermande
Mark Pritchard // Under The Sun
Mette Henriette // Mette Henriette
Michael Kiwanuka // Love & Hate
Mick Jenkins // The Healing Component
Noname // Telefone
NxWorries // Yes Lawd!
Reginald Omas Mamode IV // Reginald Omas Mamode IV
Sad City // Shapes In Formation
Sarathy Korwar // Day To Day
Shabaka & The Ancestors // Wisdom of Elders
The Comet is Coming // Channel the Spirits
The Diabolical Liberties // Dancefloors of England
Trim // 1-800 DINOSAUR presents Trim
Yussef Kamaal // Black Focus

Voting closes on Friday 6th January at 11:59pm on the DOT. Voting is also now open for the Footpatrol Track of the Year, cast your vote here.

The Album of the Year award has previously been presented to the wonderful Jonwayne for “Rap Album One”, Stubborn Heart for their self-titled debut, and heavy-hitter SBTRKT, and last year was awarded to Kamasi Washington – a tasty looking hall of fame. And, of course, if you want to get your tickets to be there when the winners are announced this time round you can still pick them up here.

Winner will be announced at the awards on Saturday 21st January 2017 at KOKO