RMHQ Readers Top 20 Reviews 2021

Ho Ho Ho boys and girls, …… her’s the Annual RMHQ Readers Top 20 Reviews of 2021.
As usual it’s a simple formula based on the amount of actual ‘hits’ each review received during the year.
Some peaked and faded after a week on the site, others have smouldered all year having numerous peaks and troughs.
My annual gripe about Labels, artists and their Press People not promoting the reviews comes to the fore yet again, as several very important releases by ‘name’ acts don’t even make it into the Top 200 reviews out of 280 we published; yet the Top 20 reviews were coincidentally all ‘promoted’ on Twitter and Facebook by these people and the stats rocketed (as did sales three acts assured and thanked me).

I’m pleased, nay thrilled that the list is as an eclectic mix of acts both local and unsigned sitting alongside household names; plus there’s a fascinating selection of genres (but no Jazz!) as I’d hope for and represents what we try to do week in and week out.

BUY DON’T SPOTIFY

Anyway; here’s the Top 20 in reverse order and trust me; there are some absolute belters in here.

20= Archie Brown – DIDDLEY BOW
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/10/13/archie-brown-diddley-bow/
20= Gordie Tentrees MEAN OLD WORLD
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/09/06/gordie-tentrees-mean-old-world/
19 The Wanted STRANGE FLIGHT
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/04/29/the-wanted-strange-flight/
18 Felice Brothers FROM DREAMS TO DUST
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/09/15/felice-brothers-from-dreams-to-dust/
17 Liz Jones & The Broken Windows BRICKS AND MARTYRS
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/10/28/liz-jones-the-broken-windows-bricks-and-martyrs/
16 Grand Nationals (Bill Meyer) NEW OLD STOCK
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/02/17/grand-nationals-bill-meyer-old-new-stock/
15 Sarah Klang VIRGO
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/05/11/sarah-klang-virgo/
14 Roger Chapman LIFE IN THE POND
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/06/21/roger-chapman-life-in-the-pond/
13 Shawn Pittman STOMPIN’ SOLO
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/03/06/shawn-pittman-stompin-solo/
12 Jason Ringenberg RHINESTONED
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/04/13/danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world-los-campeones-en-vivo/
11 Danny & The Champions of the World LOS CAMPEONES EN VIVO
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/04/13/danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world-los-campeones-en-vivo/
10 Rod Picott WOOD, STEEL, DUST & DREAMS
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/05/01/rod-picott-wood-steel-dust-and-dreams/
08= Rory Gallagher RORY GALLAGHER (50th Anniversary)
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/09/03/rory-gallagher-rory-gallagher-50th-anniversary-edition/
08= West of Texas HEARTACHE, HANGOVERS & HONKY TONKS
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/03/30/west-of-texas-heartache-hangovers-and-honky-tonks/
07 Five Points Gang WANTED
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/09/30/five-points-gang-wanted/
06 Araluen AND THERE IT IS
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/01/14/araluen-and-there-it-is/
05 Shipcote & Friends POP PICKERS
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/08/30/shipcote-friends-pop-pickers/
04 Dean Owens & Calexico DESERT TRILOGY
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/02/06/dean-owens-and-calexico-desert-rose-trilogy/
03 Anna Lavigne ANGELS IN SANDSHOES
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2020/12/15/anna-lavigne-angels-in-sandshoes/
02 Brinsley Schwarz TANGLED
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/08/16/brinsley-schwarz-tangled/
01 The Daintees THE BOYS HEART
https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2021/01/31/the-daintees-the-boys-heart-2021/

3 thoughts on “RMHQ Readers Top 20 Reviews 2021

  1. Chuffed to be mentioned amongst these great albums – produced (and co-written) with MS – as was the delightful Pop Pickers at number 5 – and delighted that Martin Stephenson himself is number one; well deserved!
    Grateful thanks again to Rocking Magpie for supporting us all XX

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  2. How lovely and an honour to be included in this special list. Thanks again for all your help and support Alan. Delighted to see Shippy up here too and of course THe Man himself…. Keep on being the star you are. Much love to you and yours from us xxx A

    On Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 9:15 AM The Rocking Magpie wrote:

    > rockingmagpie posted: ” Ho Ho Ho boys and girls, …… her’s the Annual > RMHQ Readers Top 20 Reviews of 2021. As usual it’s a simple formula based > on the amount of actual ‘hits’ each review received during the year. Some > peaked and faded after a week on the site, others hav” >

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