George Graham's Top 10 or 12 CDs of 1996

And now for our annual Top Albums awards. As we did last year, we are going to divide it into debut releases by new groups and performers, and recordings by established artists

In the Best Debut Album category, there are, of course, the two albums which shared our Graham Awards for best debuts:

Naked to the World: Pilgrim Kiss (Tangible)
The Puddle Jumpers: Out of the Shadows (Golden Goose)

The other eight winners are, in alphabetical order:

Brother: Blackstone Tramp (Rhubarb)
Joe Craven: Camptown (Acorn)
Mango Jam: Flux (Shanachie)
Noa: Calling (Geffen)
Madeline Peyroux: Dreamland (Atlantic)
The Philospher Kings (Columbia)
Mark Sallings and the Famous Unknowns: Let It Be Known (Vent)
Solas (Green Linnet)

And Graham Awards for the 10 Favorite Albums of 1996 by established performers start with our co-winners of the Album of the Year award:

Lyle Lovett: The Road to Ensenada (Curb/MCA)
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones: Live Art (Warner Bros.)

The other 10 of our top 12, in alphabetical order, are:

The Beatles: Anthology 2 (Apple)
Fairport Convention: Old New Borrowed Blue (Green Linnet)
John Gorka: Between Five and Seven (High Street)
Eric Johnson: Venus Isle (Capitol)
Keb' Mo': Just Like You (Okeh)
Tim O'Brien: Red on Blonde (Sugar Hill)
Francine Reed: Can't Make It on My Own (Ichiban)
Duke Robillard: Duke's Blues (Pointblank)
Sting: Mercury Falling (A&M)

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