Top 10 Albums of 2023 – Mariah Coe’s Picks

2023 was a remarkable year for international music! These standout releases are not a “best of,” but what I listened to at home and played for you on Musica Mundi, African Roots, Corriente, and Sleepless Nights (Global & Groove Edition). Of many stellar recordings, two favorites are from Indian vocalist MD Pallavi and Brazilian sonic artist Luiaz Lian. Read about them here: Better yet – skip the reading and just listen. Enjoy!

Artist Album Label
1 MD Pallavi & Andi Otto Songs for Broken Ships Pingipung
2 Luiza Lian 7 Estrelas RISCO seal
3 Chief Adjuah Bark Out Thunder, Roar Out Lightning Ropeadope
4 VA, selected by DJ Kobayashi Middle Eastern Grooves Batov Records
5 Aluminé Guerrero & Yeahman Hierba Mala
Wonderwheel Recordings
6 Bokanté History
Real World Records
7 Moriah Plaza Moriah Plaza Batov Records
8 Novalima La Danza – Part 1
Six Degrees Records
9 Ekiti Sound Drum Money Crammed Discs
10 Rex Omar Rex Omar
Soundway Records
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