JUSI I LOVE – Top 10 Albums 2012

TOP 10 ALBUMSThe year 2012 has produced many amazing albums. It’s hard to select 10 outstanding long players, but here is the list. 10 amazing albums. The most surprising in this list is that it includes three great debut albums. Bongeziwe Mabandla, The Soil, Layori and Mokoomba released their first LPs. All of them are very promising artists we should keep a close eye on. Other artists, like Just A Band or The Very Best released excellent albums that underlined their status as musical masterminds.

Check here JUSI I LOVE’s list of the best 10 Albums that have been produced by African artists in 2012:


1. Bongeziwe Mabandla  *-*  ‘Umlilo‘ (South Africa)    (iTunes)

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Bongeziwe Mabandla  *-*  ‘Phupha Lam‘ (Feat. Zulu Boy


2. Just A Band  *-*  ‘Sorry For The Delay’ (Kenya)    (Bandcamp)

Gas Mask S10


3. The Very Best  *-*  ‘MTMTMK’  (Malawi/ UK)   (iTunes)

MTMTMK The Very Best  *-*  ‘Kondaine‘ (Feat. Seye)


4. The Soil  *-*  ‘The Soil’ (South Africa)    (Amazon)

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The Soil  *-*  ‘Sunday


5. LV (Feat. Okmalumkoolkat, Spoek Mathambo & Ruffest)  *-*  ‘Sebenza’  (South Africa/ UK)   (iTunes)

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LV (Feat. Okmalumkoolkat, Spoek Mathambo, Ruffest)  *-*  ‘Sebenza‘ (Album Preview)


6. Songs for Desert Refugees   (Mali/ Niger/ Algeria)    (Bandcamp)

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7. Amadou & Mariam  *-*  ‘Folila‘ (Mali)    (iTunes)

folila Amadou & Mariam  *-*  ‘Dougou Badia‘ (Feat. Santigold)


8. Mokoomba  *-*  ‘Rising Tide‘ (Zimbabwe)    (iTunes)

mokoomba Mokoomba  *-* Some album tracks


9. Layori  *-*  ‘Rebirth‘ (Nigeria)    (iTunes)

Layori Rebirth Layori  *-*  ‘Rebirth‘ (Album Snippets)


10.  Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang  *-*  ‘En Yay Sah‘   (Sierra Leone/ USA)    (iTunes)

en yay sah

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang  *-*  ‘Eh Mane Ya

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