Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott is a writer, university teacher, and journal editor based in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of the book Fado and the Place of Longing: Loss, Memory and the City (2010), as well as articles and reviews covering a wide variety of popular music genres. Richard is currently working on a co-authored book on ritual, remembrance, and recorded sound. He runs a blog, "The Place of Longing" -
The 15 Best World Music Albums of 2010

The 15 Best World Music Albums of 2010

Africa dominated the world music scene in 2010 -- or at least, it dominated Western perceptions of what "world music" might be. That said, the new vinyl archeology could be seen at work in all areas and all eras of recorded music.

Matana Roberts: COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres

Gillian Welch: The Harrow & The Harvest

Ford & Lopatin: Channel Pressure

Ana Moura: Coliseu

Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Steve Earle: I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive

‘The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl’ Conveys the Physical Beauty of Migratory Sound

Trembling Bells: The Constant Pageant

Rikki Ililonga & Musa-O-Tunya: Dark Sunrise

Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band: Anda Jaleo

‘The Secret Lives of Buildings’ & the Oft Egotistical & Obsessive People Behind Them