When our writer Andy Fawcett suggested a Recommended New Releases (RNR) post nearly two years ago, little did I know it would morph into one of our most popular recurring posts. 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 is 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 60 of them for inclusion into RNR. The staff whittled the 60 down to six we thought worthy of our Star moniker. The only caveat, one choice each! Damn! There were so many incredible recordings this year. If you hunt through 2010 and 2011 RNR, you’ll find a treasure trove of recordings from which to build or add to your collection.
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Congratulations to all the nominees and a special congratulations to the six winners. The nominating staff member’s name appears under the image.