(After a short hiatus Andy Synn returns with the first in a series of articles focussing on some of the “unsung heroes” of last year)
Let me present to you my simple thesis for why these “Unsung heroes…” posts exist.
Quite simply, there’s too much music released every year and I can’t keep up with it all!
This doesn’t mean that I/we haven’t listened to them, by any means – in fact all but one of the albums I’m going to be highlighting over the next week or two were mentioned in my annual year-end round-up – it’s just that listening to and appreciating an album is only the first step… actually finding time to write about them, in any depth or detail, is a whole different matter.
So consider these posts a second chance to catch up with a few albums which I would have recommended (heck, one of the records featured in this article snuck its way into the “bonus features” of my “Critical Top Ten” even though I hadn’t written a word about it before) if I’d had more time to write this year!