We’re just about at the halfway stage of this very strange year. I hope everyone and your friends and families have got through the past few months unscathed, although I don’t think we’re out of the water just yet. But now seems as good a time as any to look back on what have been your favourite albums so far, and what have been the disappointments. We’ve just had a few outstanding years for new music, 2017 in particular, so it’s no surprise that 2020 has already seen lots of very good new albums and, in my opinion, a couple of outstanding ones from a pair of seasoned campaigners.
Bob Dylan has just released what is probably his best album for decades. I’m expecting it to win all the album of the year awards in December. But it’s Marc Almond’s Chaos and a Dancing Star which is leading the way for me. It is absolutely fantastic. He said it was going to be his final album, but I hope he was kidding, as he has said things like this before. It’s the second album he has made with producer and co-writer Chris Braide, after 2015’s equally fantastic The Velvet » Continue Reading.