While I have to admit, 2023 didn't get off to the best of starts [for new music], I still think that there is time for a couple of new albums to come up on the rails, not least, Working Man, the final album from Bernie Marsden RIP which is due in the UK on 8th Dec.
However, having a quick look back, here's my stand-out albums from the past year: -
Oli Brown - Prologue & Prelude EPs
The Bad Day - The Bad Day
Ashley Sherlock - Just A Name
Eric Johanson - The Deep & The Dirty
The Coral - Sea of Mirrors
Holy Joe's Coral Island Medicine Show
Robin Trower + Sari Schorr - Joyful Sky
The best though: -
Dom Martin - Buried In The Hail
Honourable legends nods go to Uriah Heep, The Pretenders; Alice Cooper and The Rolling Stones who's releases last year were reputation confirming.
When life gives you lemons; don't make lemonade.
Give back the lemons. Why were the lemons free? What's wrong with the lemons?
Do Not trust the lemons...