Recorded Music

Recorded Music Reviews 2021 - the definitive list of albums reviewed throughout 2021 with inciteful comments from our review team of music lovers

Following an experiment last year, where we did not award doodle We feel doodle paws is clearer and will in 2021 we are rating album reviews with 5-1 paws. Explanation of how Bluesdoodles will rate the music we review  (always subjective!) throughout 2021:-

Stupendous  – 5 Doodle paws
Wonderful – 4 Doodle paws
Great Listening – 3 Doodle paws
Missed the Mark – 2 Doodle paws

The reviews delivered by the Bluesdoodles team of reviewers, who carefully listen to the music before putting their thoughts to Bluesdoodles pages. The reviewers are Liz,  Tom, Simon, and guest contributors we are the Bluesdoodles team and love to share our thoughts on the music we are listening too.

Fancy joining the Review Team email liz@bluesdoodles.com with your music interests and your experience in writing reviews.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for easy links to previous years Reviews 2020-2014

STUPENDOUS – 5 Doodle Paws
Bernie Marsden – Kings (Tom)
Joe Bonamassa – Royal Tea Live at the Rylands & DVD (Simon)
Blackberry Smoke – You Hear Georgia (Liz)
Rev Shawn Amos – The Cause Of It All (Tom)

Scott McKeon – New Morning (Tom)
Myles Kennedy – The ides of March (Liz)
When Rivers Meet – We Fly Free (Tom)
Arielle – Analog Girl in a Digital World (Simon)
Popa Chubby – Tinfoil Hat (Tom)
Saints and Sinners – Going Over Home (Liz)
Joanna Connor – 4801 South Indiana Avenue (Tom)
Troy Redfern – This Raging Heart (Tom)
Steve Hackett – Under A Mediterranean Sun (Liz)

WONDERFUL – 4 Doodle Paws
NWOCR – New Wave Of Classic Rock – Volume 1 (Tom)
Mike Zito – Resurrection (Tom)
The Atomic 44’s – Volume 1 (Tom)
Altered Five Blues Band – Holler If You Hear Me (Tom)
Crobot – Ratchild (Tom)
Toto – With A Little Help From My Friends (Tom)
Donna Herula – Bang at the Door (Tom)
Matt Backer – Backernalia (Tom)
Matthew Robb – War Without Witness (Tom)
Sons of Liberty Aces and Eights (Tom)
Kelly’s Lot – Where and When (Tom)
Clive Nolan & Oliver Wakeman – Tales by Gaslight (Tom)
Quinn Sullivan – Wide Awake (Liz)
J. Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls – Beggars Soul (Tom)
Cheap Trick – In Another World Tom)
Alex Lopez – Rising Up (Tom)
Clarence Spady – Surrender (Tom)
Rebecca Downes – Stripped Back (Tom)
Downes Braide Association (DBA) – Halcyon Days (Tom)
The Damn Truth – Now or Nowhere (Tom)
Paul Gilbert – Werewolves in Portland (Tom)
James Oliver Band – Goofin’ Around (Tom)
Lisa Mann – Old Girl (Tom)
Trio Of Albums From Carlie Bedford – Good To Go; Paul Boddy – Friends of Tuesday; CD Woodbury – World’s Gone Crazy
LEVARA – LEVARA (Tom)
Crooked Eyed Tommy – Hot Coffee & Pain; Eric Johanson – Below Sea Level; Dudley Taft – Cosmic Radio
Kirsten Thein – Two Sides (Tom)
Rev Freakchild – Bodhisattva Blues (Tom)
Rev Freakchild – Supramundane Blues (Tom)
Dumpstaphunk – Where Do We Go From Here (Simon)
Andy Cohen – Tryin’ To Go Home (Tom)
Steve Cropper – Fire It Up (Tom)
Tomslav Goluban – Express Connection (Tom)
Ben Poole & Guy Smeets – Acoustic Dup Live (Tom)
Jimmie Bratcher – I’m Hungry (Tom)
David Rotundo Band – So Much Trouble (Tom)
Tim Woods – Vortex (Tom)
Anthony Gomes – Containment Blues (Tom)
The Hitman Blues Band – It’s Not My Circus, Not My Monkey (Tom)
Zed Mitchell – Route 69 (Tom)
Trevor B. Power – What Is Real (Tom)
The Outlaw Orchestra – Powercut (Liz)
Smith-Kotzen – Smith-Kotzen (Tom)
Inglorious – We Will Ride (Liz)
Steve Lukather – I found The Sun (Tom)
TheBluesBones – Live on Stage (Tom)
John Diva and The Rockets of Love – American Amadeus (Tom)
Edenbridge – The Chronicles of Eden Pt. 2 (Tom)
Magnum – Dance of the Black Tattoo (Tom)
Suzi Quatro – Devil In Me (Tom)
Wily Bo Walker – Tales From The Mescal Canyon Troubadours (Tom)
Prog Collective – World on Hold (Tom)
Larkin Poe – Kindred Spirits (Simon)
Veronica Lewis – You Ain’t Unlucky (Tom)
Layla Zoe – Nowhere Left To Go (Tom)
DeWolff – Wolff Pack (Tom)
Katie Bradley & Pete Farrugia – Soho Heart
Avey Grouws Band – The Devil (Tom)
Lisa Mills – The Triangle (Tom)
Felix Rabin – Pogboy (Tom)
John Blues Boyd – What My Eyes Have Seen (Tom)
Bill Blue – The King of Crazy Town (Tom)
Skylar Rogers – Firebreather (Tom)
Layla Zoe – Retrospective Tour 2019 (Tom)
Alabama Slim – The Parlor (Tom)
Dennis Jones – Soft, Hard, Loud (Tom)
Trevor Bolder – To Sail The River (Tom)

GREAT LISTENING – 3 Doodle paws
R K Turner – Out There on My Own (Tom)
Rob Stone, Elena Kato, Hiroshi Eguchi – Trio in Tokyo (Tom)
John Villers- A Different Circus (Tom)
Gerald McClendon – Let’s Have A Party (Tom)
Rodd Bland and the Members Only Band Live On Beale Street, a Tribute to Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland
Mark Cameron – Back From The Edge (Tom)
Debbie Bond – Blues Without Borders (Tom)
Yngwie Malmsteen – Parabellum (Tom)
Johnny Never – Blue Delta (Tom)
Maria Mudaur – Lets Get Happy Together (Tom)
Mike Ross – Clovis Limit – Tennessee Transition (Liz)
Jimmy Lee – Broken (Tom)
Afton Wolfe – Kings for Sale (Tom)
Laura Tate – Live From El Paso (Tom)
Andy Cohen – Small But Mighty (Tom)
Misty Blues Band – None More Blue (Tom)
Joe Lewis Band – Up Next (Tom)
Blues Society of Central Pennsylvania – Backyard Blues (Tom)

MISSED THE MARK – 2 Doodle paws
Ronnie Earl – Rise Up

SINGLES
Krissy Matthews – Pizza Man Blues [Premiere] (Liz)
Troy Redfern – Ghosts (Liz)
Jon Robert & The Wreck – Shine A Light On Me Brother (Liz)
The Damn Truth – This Is Who We Are (Liz)
Troy Redfern – Waiting For Your Love (Liz)
The Rainbreakers – Light Me Up (Liz)
The Rainbreakers – Ashes (Simon)

Bluesdoodles CD Reviews 2020 – See the links to the reviews HERE
Bluesdoodles CD Reviews 2019 – See the link HERE
Bluesdoodles CD Reviews 2018 – See the links reviews HERE
Bluesdoodles Recorded Music Reviews 2017 – See the links to the reviews HERE
Bluesdoodles CD Reviews 2016 – See the links to the reviews HERE
Bluesdoodles CD Reviews 2015 – See the links to the reviews HERE
Bluesdoodles CD Reviews 2014 – See the links to the reviews HERE