Top Albums of 2021

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It is that time of year, and my ‘top 20’ is listed at the bottom of this post. This is based on the number of times I have had them on repeat in various formats, and a non-trivial amount of thinking about the music. Some of the choices will surprise you I expect, and I am sure that I will …

Top Albums of 2020

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What a great year for music, despite the pain. Or maybe, it was because of the pain? All of these albums have great production values. That is a given. And aren’t the album covers universally exquisite? 10. Moses Boyd. Dark Matter. #10 There is some real excitement and innovation in today’s British new jazz scene – and  Moses Boyd is …