Writing reviews is part critical analysis, part promotion and part discovery. I was very fortunate to review some great albums in 2012 and discover some new talented artists and enjoy new work from old favorites. Here is my humble picks for the top ten albums of 2012, some I got to write about others I just enjoyed as a fan. I am happy to report it is quite an eclectic mix.
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live Everybody’s Talkin (Sony)
Simon McBride -Crossing the Line (Nugene Records)
Jeff Hamilton Trio – Red Sparkle ( Capri )
Rush – Clockwork Angels (Road Runner)
Tim “Too Slim“ Langford –Broken Halo ( Underworld Records)
Paul Thorn-What The Hell is Going On ( Perpetual Obscurity Records)
Brandi Carlile – Bear Creek (Columbia Records)
Barrett Martin Group – Artifact (Sunyata Recods)
The Explorers Club – Grand Hotel (Rock Ridge Music)
Now the main reason for this page is to help shine a spotlight on Northwest artist so here is a list some of the great albums released by local folks many of who I am glad to know personally..Bravo one and all.
Heart – Fanatic(Sony)
The Juliettes – Clutch The Pearls (self)
The Wired Band - Washington Blues (self)
RJ Knapp & Honey Robin –Don’t Blame the Dynamite if You Can’t Light the Fuse (Critical Sun Recordings)
Ryan Purcell and the Last Round –Pick Me Up(self)
C-Leb and the Kettle Black The Kettle Black (Eminence Records)
Stacy Jones Band – Live and Untapped (EZ money records)
Now Follow the links and BUY the music and help support your favorites!
Happy New Year
Rick J Bowen