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    Rhiannon Giddens's "Tomorrow Is My Turn" Among NPR Music, Sunday Times's Favorite Albums of 2015
    Dan Winters

    Rhiannon Giddens's solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, has made NPR Music's list of its 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. The album, which has just been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Folk Album and has been named among the Best Albums of 2015 by Rolling Stone, was produced by T Bone Burnett and features a broad range of songs from genres as diverse as gospel, jazz, blues, and country, including works made famous by Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Odetta, and Nina Simone.

    "The joy inherent in the [album] isn't just her impeccable taste in cover material," writes NPR's Katie Presley. "It's also the palpable delight Giddens takes in covering it ... Tomorrow Is My Turn runs on an engine of irrepressible enthusiasm and a degree of sheer talent that, when encountered at full strength, is, fittingly, downright giddy-making."

    Read more and see the complete list at npr.org/music.

    NPR Music's Ann Powers has also included the album in her own list of Favorite Albums of 2015. "A truly astounding vocal performance by the woman who should be known as the breakthrough voice of pop in 2015," writes Powers. Read more from her list at npr.org/music.

    Tomorrow Is My Turn has also been included the Sunday Times of London's list of the 100 Best Records of the Year and in Times music critic Clive Davis's list of the World Music / Folk Albums of the Year, both of which ran in yesterday's paper.

    "Singer of the year, the leader of the Carolina Chocolate Drops turns in a tour de force on her solo debut," writes Davis. "From gospel to blues, Gaelic to Dolly Partonish country, she makes each song her own."

    Also on both lists is Junun, the new album from Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express. "Ecstatic, brassy and hypnotic," writes Davis, "it’s border-crossing at its best."

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Rhiannon Giddens's solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, has made NPR Music's list of its 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. "The joy inherent in the [album] isn't just her impeccable taste in cover material," writes NPR's Katie Presley. "It's also the palpable delight Giddens takes in covering it ... Tomorrow Is My Turn runs on an engine of irrepressible enthusiasm and a degree of sheer talent that, when encountered at full strength, is, fittingly, downright giddy-making." It's also on the Sunday Times of London's list of the 100 Best Records of the Year. "Singer of the year, the leader of the Carolina Chocolate Drops turns in a tour de force on her solo debut," writes the Times' Clive Davis. 

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Rhiannon Giddens's solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, has made NPR Music's list of its 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. The album, which has just been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Folk Album and has been named among the Best Albums of 2015 by Rolling Stone, was produced by T Bone Burnett and features a broad range of songs from genres as diverse as gospel, jazz, blues, and country, including works made famous by Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Odetta, and Nina Simone.

"The joy inherent in the [album] isn't just her impeccable taste in cover material," writes NPR's Katie Presley. "It's also the palpable delight Giddens takes in covering it ... Tomorrow Is My Turn runs on an engine of irrepressible enthusiasm and a degree of sheer talent that, when encountered at full strength, is, fittingly, downright giddy-making."

Read more and see the complete list at npr.org/music.

NPR Music's Ann Powers has also included the album in her own list of Favorite Albums of 2015. "A truly astounding vocal performance by the woman who should be known as the breakthrough voice of pop in 2015," writes Powers. Read more from her list at npr.org/music.

Tomorrow Is My Turn has also been included the Sunday Times of London's list of the 100 Best Records of the Year and in Times music critic Clive Davis's list of the World Music / Folk Albums of the Year, both of which ran in yesterday's paper.

"Singer of the year, the leader of the Carolina Chocolate Drops turns in a tour de force on her solo debut," writes Davis. "From gospel to blues, Gaelic to Dolly Partonish country, she makes each song her own."

Also on both lists is Junun, the new album from Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express. "Ecstatic, brassy and hypnotic," writes Davis, "it’s border-crossing at its best."

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