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    Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman Make Year's Best Lists from Uncut, Mojo

    There's more than a month to go before 2015 comes to a close, and already the UK music magazines have begun to weigh in on the year's best music. Uncut and Mojo have published their lists of the Best Albums of the Year, and included among them are a number of Nonesuch releases, all firsts of a sort: Olivia Chaney's debut album, Rhiannon Giddens's first solo record, and the debut from the newly minted quartet of The Bad Plus Joshua Redman.

    Olivia Chaney's debut album, The Longest River, makes both lists, appearing on Uncut's list of the Best New Releases of 2015 and on Mojo's list of the Top 10 Americana albums. "Her songs tapped into the rawest themes of the oldest ballads (broken romantic contracts; death), but also engaged with observational material on modern life," says Uncut. "The sad stuff was the best stuff, but it was all sung beautifully."

    Also on the Uncut list of the year's best is Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, which was named the No. 1 Film of the Year. Nonesuch Records released the soundtrack to the film, featuring music by Jonny Greenwood and more.

    Rhiannon Giddens's solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, is featured on two different lists from Mojo: Top 10 Folk Albums and Top 10 Americana Albums. Upon its release, the New York Times called it "a showcase for Ms. Giddens's glorious voice." A new five-song vinyl EP, Factory Girl, featuring songs from the same T Bone Burnett–produced sessions, is due in independent record stores this Friday for Record Store Day Black Friday.

    The Bad Plus Joshua Redman has made the Mojo list of the Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2015. The New York Times described this debut album from the eponymous quartet as "a knockout."

    Also included on both Mojo and Uncut's lists of the year's best, as well as that of Q magazine, is Mbongwana Star's down debut full-length album, From Kinshasa, which was released by World Circuit and distributed in North America by Nonesuch Records.

    Check out the complete year's best lists in the latest issues of these magazines on newsstands now. To purchase the albums, head to the Nonesuch Store, where they're 15% off the everyday low price listed on the site as part of our anniversary sale.

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There's more than a month to go before 2015 comes to a close, and already the UK music magazines have begun to weigh in on the year's best music. Uncut and Mojo have published their lists of the Best Albums of the Year, and included among them are a number of Nonesuch releases, all firsts of a sort: Olivia Chaney's debut album, Rhiannon Giddens's first solo record, and the debut from the newly minted quartet of The Bad Plus Joshua Redman.

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There's more than a month to go before 2015 comes to a close, and already the UK music magazines have begun to weigh in on the year's best music. Uncut and Mojo have published their lists of the Best Albums of the Year, and included among them are a number of Nonesuch releases, all firsts of a sort: Olivia Chaney's debut album, Rhiannon Giddens's first solo record, and the debut from the newly minted quartet of The Bad Plus Joshua Redman.

Olivia Chaney's debut album, The Longest River, makes both lists, appearing on Uncut's list of the Best New Releases of 2015 and on Mojo's list of the Top 10 Americana albums. "Her songs tapped into the rawest themes of the oldest ballads (broken romantic contracts; death), but also engaged with observational material on modern life," says Uncut. "The sad stuff was the best stuff, but it was all sung beautifully."

Also on the Uncut list of the year's best is Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, which was named the No. 1 Film of the Year. Nonesuch Records released the soundtrack to the film, featuring music by Jonny Greenwood and more.

Rhiannon Giddens's solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, is featured on two different lists from Mojo: Top 10 Folk Albums and Top 10 Americana Albums. Upon its release, the New York Times called it "a showcase for Ms. Giddens's glorious voice." A new five-song vinyl EP, Factory Girl, featuring songs from the same T Bone Burnett–produced sessions, is due in independent record stores this Friday for Record Store Day Black Friday.

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman has made the Mojo list of the Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2015. The New York Times described this debut album from the eponymous quartet as "a knockout."

Also included on both Mojo and Uncut's lists of the year's best, as well as that of Q magazine, is Mbongwana Star's down debut full-length album, From Kinshasa, which was released by World Circuit and distributed in North America by Nonesuch Records.

Check out the complete year's best lists in the latest issues of these magazines on newsstands now. To purchase the albums, head to the Nonesuch Store, where they're 15% off the everyday low price listed on the site as part of our anniversary sale.

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Uncut, Mojo Best of 2015: Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

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