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Peter Culshaw wrote:Some sound picks in todays OMM - including small bits on Umalali (13) by Charlie and Toumani (17) and Damon's Monkey (21) by me plus Amadou and Mariam at Number 2 (selected by editor Caspar Llewelllyn Smith) - also in the list, Buika, Camille, Bellowhead, Seu Jorge, Kasai A
Peter Culshaw wrote:a lot easier than wading through 300 responses as well.
Peter Culshaw wrote:As far as the flak your poll is getting - doesn't it come down to (at least in a good part) that there will shortly be another pollwinner thingy - namely the BBC Folk Awards - which Jim Moray and Bellowhead etc will be up for gongs there, and worldies feel they will be getting two bites of the cherry at the expense of the likes of Garifuna and Toumani etc.
Peter Culshaw wrote:democracy may be over-rated when it comes to polls??
Gordon Neill wrote: Good grief! It might encourage normal people to go and buy their albums!
Gordon Neill wrote:Och. Good on the OMM. Because of the Gillett connecton, I've taken to buying it most Sundays and, to me, it consistently shows a healthy attitude to world music. For all the obvious flaws in its compilation and methodology, at least the OMM list treats world music as music.
Ian A. wrote: that's become so tiresome, month after month. I mean, good bloke, hard working, activist and all that, but it's getting a bit like waiting for the smoke to appear from the Vatican chimney to see which approved bandwagon we can jump on next . . .
Charlie wrote:I am on the side of editor Caspar on this - Damon is so conspicuously the only contemporary successful British pop singer to show any real interest in music outside the pop mainstream that he deserves every bit of praise that could be aimed in his direction.
. (For once, this does not seem to be me, for although I can certainly be self-important, I do not hate English folk music and have regularly said so on SOTW and in print, where I have over many years championed the good stuff by people like the Watersons, Fairport's Liege & Lief , Topic's historic Voice Of The People series etc etc)."a few self-important individuals who want some music they hate excluded"
Nigel w wrote:And here's an oddity: the British acoustic folk guitarist James Blackshaw made the 13th best album of the year according to the rockist Uncut - yet made no impression on the folkie fRoots poll
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