When our writer Andy Fawcett suggested a Recommended New Releases (RNR) post nearly four years ago, little did I know it would morph into one of our most popular recurring features. As such, we felt the natural progression was to institute the recording equivalent of our very popular Star Component moniker. Thus, the Audiophilia Star Recordings of the Year was born. We have Star Components, now Star Recordings.
The staff of Audiophilia listened to hundreds of new recordings this year and published reviews of almost sixty in RNR and as standalone reviews. Some recordings nominated were not reviewed, but were in heavy rotation as review repertoire. The staff whittled the many nominations down to fifteen we thought worthy of our Star moniker. There were so many incredible recordings this year. If you hunt through Audiophilia, you’ll find a treasure trove of recordings from which to build or add to your collection.
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Congratulations to the many wonderful recordings we reviewed this year and a special congratulations to the fifteen winners. The nominating staff member’s name appears under the image. The first two albums were nominated by two people.
Please add your favourites in the Comments section. Cheers.