The World's favorite albums of 2019

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Carol Hills: Before we head off into the weekend, my colleague Marco Werman dropped his list of some of his favorite albums released in 2019. It's an eclectic list he shares each year with our show director April Peavey.

You want some retro soul from a Finnish record label? Or maybe some Latin pop? Perhaps some rhythms from a famous Mexican actress? We've got the list at


Marco Werman's Top Five Picks: 

1. 'Bad Education Vol. 1: Soul Hits of Timmion Records' by various artists

2. 'Django l'Impressioniste' by Stéphane Wrembel

3. 'Je Suis Africain' by Rachid Taha

4. 'Grandeza' by Sessa

5. 'Obiaa!' by Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band


April Peavey's Top Five Picks: 

1.  '¿Dónde Bailarán Las Niñas?' by Ximena Sariñana

2. 'Kiwanuka' by Michael Kiwanuka

3. 'Aban' by The Garifuna Collective

4. 'Tales of America' by J.S. Ondara

5. 'Pang!' by Gruff Rhys