We survey the first six months of the year for our favorite albums. Among them are Wilsen’s I Go Missing in My Sleep, Jean-Michel Jarre’s Oxygene 3, and Mike Oldfield’s Return to Ommadawn.
We pick the Best Echoes CDs of the Year at the halfway point. John Diliberto then runs them down from #25 to number 1. It begins with a band we’ve never heard of before and ends with an Icon of Echoes. We’ll hear from artists who put out signature releases, others reaching for ambitious highs and still others reflecting on very long careers.