BOUNCE PRESENTS

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OUR FIRST EVER DEFINITIVE LIST OF THE BEST

ALBUMS RELEASED ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT IN A WEIRD YEAR.

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Wale Olowokorende, Oluchukwu Nwabuike, Nelson Charity John, Emmanuel Esomnofu, Boluwatife Adeyemi, Victor Aderibigbe, Makua Adimora and Olamide Adedeji

African music is at an all time high. In a year that has tried literally every human on earth, 2020 definitely won't be forgotten in a hurry. The global pandemic changed plans and altered fates around the universe.

We’ve never consumed albums like we did in 2020. For the first time, we had to put together this list without hearing the majority of these albums in crowded rooms with other people. We haven’t yet experienced the energy of Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake blasting from a festival soundstage, and we still have no idea what it’s like to hear Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes in a club at 2 a.m. For a big chunk of the year, most of us weren’t able to listen to new projects on our daily commutes. This was a year of listening to albums in headphones. At best, we got to hear these projects with small quarantine pods or with anyone who happened to be within earshot of a Bluetooth speaker at the park. In the 

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Cult!

Paybac Iboro

We’ve never consumed albums like we did in 2020. For the first time, we had to put together this list without hearing the majority of these albums in crowded rooms with other people. We haven’t yet experienced the energy of Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake blasting from a festival soundstage, and we still have no idea what it’s like to hear Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes in a club at 2 a.m. For a big chunk of the year, most of us weren’t able to listen to new projects on our daily commutes.

IBORO / TIMELESS

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The Live Report

M.I & A.Q

We’ve never consumed albums like we did in 2020. For the first time, we had to put together this list without hearing the majority of these albums in crowded rooms with other people. We haven’t yet experienced the energy of Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake blasting from a festival soundstage, and we still have no idea what it’s like to hear Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes in a club at 2 a.m. For a big chunk of the year, most of us weren’t able to listen to new projects on our daily commutes.

INCREDIBLE MUSIC/CORDLESS

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Wildfire

Pretty Boy D.O

We’ve never consumed albums like we did in 2020. For the first time, we had to put together this list without hearing the majority of these albums in crowded rooms with other people. We haven’t yet experienced the energy of Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake blasting from a festival soundstage, and we still have no idea what it’s like to hear Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes in a club at 2 a.m. For a big chunk of the year, most of us weren’t able to listen to new projects on our daily commutes.

BTE . INTEGRAL

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Pioneers

DRB Lasgidi

We’ve never consumed albums like we did in 2020. For the first time, we had to put together this list without hearing the majority of these albums in crowded rooms with other people. We haven’t yet experienced the energy of Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake blasting from a festival soundstage, and we still have no idea what it’s like to hear Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes in a club at 2 a.m. For a big chunk of the year, most of us weren’t able to listen to new projects on our daily commutes.

DRB LASGIDI

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Old Romance

Tekno

We’ve never consumed albums like we did in 2020. For the first time, we had to put together this list without hearing the majority of these albums in crowded rooms with other people. We haven’t yet experienced the energy of Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake blasting from a festival soundstage, and we still have no idea what it’s like to hear Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes in a club at 2 a.m. For a big chunk of the year, most of us weren’t able to listen to new projects on our daily commutes.

UNIVERSAL / ISLAND RECORDS