The following are the 10 favorite albums of 2012 chosen by Todd Martens, a member of the Times pop team: 1. Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange” (Def Jam). It’s definitely Ocean’s moment, with its Grammy nominations and the romantic topicality of its songs, but “Channel Orange” has also been a wake-upRead More →

Mokoomba, an emerging young group of Tonga musicians from Zimbabwe Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle legend Courtesy of the artist Mokoomba, an emerging young group of Tonga musicians from Zimbabwe Courtesy of the artist This list is almost entirely African, taken from my work this year with AfropopRead More →