January was taken up – largely – with the death of David Bowie – but I did manage to review some new albums (including Bowie’s final musical statement). I also caught up with a few releases from December (and earlier in 2015). Looking back I did okay actually, given it was also holiday season. A good range here in this baker’s dozen of really great albums – some jazz, classical, soundtracks, compilations and plenty of brand new albums too.
So click here for the best albums I reviewed in January.
You’ll find reissues, compilations, EPs and live albums – as well as full-length studio releases. Most of the material here was released in 2015/16 but in some cases it was released in 2014 and only made it to me this year – or I only (finally) got to it this year.