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January 2020
1) H.e.a.t - ‘H.e.a.t II’ (Gain - The kings of Scandi-AOR on tip-top form)
2) Sons Of Apollo - ‘MMXX’ (Inside Out Music - Not just a supergroup, they’re a group that’s super)
3) Magnum - ‘The Serpent King’s (SPV - Clarkin just keeps on writing those killer records…)
4) Night Flight Orchestra - ‘Aeromantic’ (Nuclear Blast - A glossy, multi-coloured fusion of classic hard rock, AOR and kitsch US disco)
5) Marko Hietala - ‘Pyre Of The Black Heart’ (Nuclear Blast - A satisfying dose of “hard prog” from the Nightwish bassist)
6) Jeff Lynne’s ELO - ‘From Out Of Nowhere’ (Big Trilby/Columbia - Often sublime… though possibly a notch down from ‘Alone In The Universe’)
7) Nektar - ‘The Other Side’ (Esoteric Antenna - You thought life after Roye impossible? Me too, but we were wrong…)
8) Biff Byford - ‘School Of Hard Knocks’ (Silver Lining Music - Saxon’s singer goes solo with fascinating results)
9) British Lion - ‘The Burning’ (Parlophone - I was underwhelmed by their debut; this is a big improvement)
10) Blue Öyster Cult - ‘Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014’ (Frontiers Three-disc audio-visual set previews the latest catalogue overhaul)
11) Bernie Shaw & Dale Collins - ‘Too Much Information’ (LT Productions - The voice of Uriah Heep dishes up nourishing hard rock with guitarist Collins)
12) Charlie - ‘Kitchens Of Distinction’ (Floating World - Re-mastered double-disc edition of album from 2009, now with more satirical bite and hummable songs)
13) Michael Thompson Band - ‘High Times - Live In Italy’ (Frontiers - Smooooooooth!)
14) Revolution Saints - ‘Rise’ (Frontiers - Journey-esque melodic hard rock; good tunes but a wee but samey…)
15) Scarlet Rebels - ‘Show Your Colours’ (Rock Of Angels - Classic hard rock from a very promising bunch of youngsters)
16) Steeleye Span - ‘Est’d 1969’ (Park - 50th anniversary set, a mixed bag but I really like some of it!)
17) DeCarlo - ‘Lightning Strikes Twice’ (Frontiers - Keyboard-swamped AOR from current Boston singer Tommy DeCarlo)
18) Storm Force - ‘Age Of Fear’ (Escape Music - Brighton Rock guitarist Greg Fraser delivers rousing, melodious sounds)
19) Dukes Of The Stratosfear - ‘Psurroundabout Ride’ (Ape House - XTC in psychedelic tomfoolery mode)
20) Rage - ‘Wings Of Rage’ (SPV - Chunky, rambunctious Teutonic meta-a-a-a-a-a-al!)

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