The 2022 End of Year music lists thread

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Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2022:

75. Drugdealer - Hiding in Plain Sight
74. Chris Forsyth - Evolution Here We Come
73. Aoife Nessa Frances - Protector
72. Širom - The Liquified Throne of Simplicity
71. Angeline Morrison - The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience
70. Tommy McLain - I Ran Down Every Dream
69. Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive
68. Kathryn Joseph - for you who are the wronged
67. Jake Blount - The New Faith
66. The Unthanks - Sorrows Away
65. Beach House - Once Twice Melody
64. Ghost Power - Ghost Power
63. Robyn Hitchcock - Shufflemania!
62. Jenny Hval - Classic Objects
61. Yard Act - The Overload
60. Sarah Davachi - Two Sisters
59. The Black Keys - Dropout Boogie
58. Pye Corner Audio - Let's Emerge!
57. Oren Ambarchi, Johan Berthling & Andreas Werliin - Ghosted
56. Father John Misty - Chloë and the Next 20th Century
55. Amanda Shires - Take It Like a Man
54. Suede - Autofiction
53. Beyoncé - RENAISSANCE
52. Tim Bernardes - Mil Coisas Invisíveis
51. Jake Xerxes Fussell - Good and Green Again
50. Drive-By Truckers - Welcome 2 Club XIII
49. Bill Callahan - YTI⅃AƎЯ
48. Carson McHone - Still Life
47. Rich Ruth - I Survived, It's Over
46. Björk - Fossora
45. Aldous Harding - Warm Chris
44. Makaya McCraven - In These Times
43. Revelators Sound System - Revelators
42. Jana Horn - Optimism
41. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Endless Rooms
40. Ty Segall - "Hello, Hi"
39. Khruangbin & Vieux Farka Touré - Ali
38. Courtney Marie Andrews - Loose Future
37. Bitchin Bajas - Bajascillators
36. S.G. Goodman - Teeth Marks
35. Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - Reset
34. Daniel Rossen - You Belong There
33. Sudan Archives - Natural Brown Prom Queen
32. Horace Andy - Midnight Rocker
31. Kevin Morby - This Is A Photograph
30. Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful
29. Julia Jacklin - PRE PLEASURE
28. The Comet Is Coming - Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
27. Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There
26. Jockstrap - I Love You Jennifer B
25. Cass McCombs - Heartmind
24. Dry Cleaning - Stumpwork
23. Arctic Monkeys - The Car
22. Hurray For The Riff Raff - Life On Earth
21. black midi - Hellfire
20. Kurt Vile - (watch my moves)
19. Sharon Van Etten - We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong
18. Gwenno - Tresor
17. Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia
16. Richard Dawson - The Ruby Cord
15. Lambchop - The Bible
14. Beth Orton - Weather Alive
13. Cate Le Bon - Pompeii
12. The Weather Station - How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars
11. The Delines - The Sea Drift
10. Elvis Costello & The Imposters - The Boy Named If
9. Brian Eno - FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE
8. Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
7. Wet Leg - Wet Leg
6. Wilco - Cruel Country
5. Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
4. Angel Olsen - Big Time
3. Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Dear Scott
2. Joan Shelley - The Spur
1. The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention

Bee OK, Saturday, 12 November 2022 04:38 (three weeks ago) link

Earlier and earlier

Bee OK, Saturday, 12 November 2022 04:41 (three weeks ago) link

Rough Trade are slow out of the gate this year.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 12 November 2022 13:15 (three weeks ago) link

Check out both Top 20s below and head to Rough Trade US and Rough Trade UK for their full Top 100s.

ROUGH TRADE US - VINYL ALBUMS OF 2022

1. The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention
2. Jack White - 'Fear of the Dawn / Entering Heaven Alive'
3. Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl
4. Wet Leg - Wet Leg
5. Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There
6. Mitski - Laurel Hell
7. yuele - Glitch Princess
8. Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia
9. black midi - Hellfire
10. Yard Act - The Overload
11. Alvvays - Blue Rev
12. Weyes Blood - And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow
13. Angel Olsen - Big Time
14. Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance
15. They Hate Change - Finally New
16. Nova Twins - Supernova
17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down
18. The Lounge Society - Tired of Liberty
19. Bartees Strange - Farm to Table
20. OSEES - A Foul Form

ROUGH TRADE UK - ALBUMS OF 2022

1. Jack White - 'Fear of the Dawn / Entering Heaven Alive'
2. The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention
3. Yard Act - The Overload
4. Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia
5. Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl
6. Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There
7. yeule - Glitch Princess
8. black midi - Hellfire
9. Wet Leg - Wet Leg
10. The Lounge Society - Tired of Liberty
11. Weyes Blood - And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow
12. Mitski - Laurel Hell
13. Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance
14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down
15. Kelly Lee Owens - LP.8
16. Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler - For All Our Days That Tear The Heart
17. Osees - A Foul Form
18. Ibibio Sound Machine - Electricity
19. The Orielles - Tableau
20. Nova Twins - Supernova

Bee OK, Sunday, 20 November 2022 06:28 (one week ago) link

I'm still about a month out from being able to do mine.

raven, Sunday, 20 November 2022 06:46 (one week ago) link

Huh? I didn't even know Kelly Lee Owens released something this year! And it's eluded me since April???

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 20 November 2022 06:56 (one week ago) link

I really liked the new KLO album, it's a really precise intersection of ambience and menace

boxedjoy, Sunday, 20 November 2022 10:37 (one week ago) link

Jack White at #1 feels a bit too Radio X (though tbh I have heard nothing from it, maybe it's good, who can say? Guess we'll never know)

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 20 November 2022 10:39 (one week ago) link

it will not be good

boxedjoy, Sunday, 20 November 2022 10:46 (one week ago) link

Adding these in from Moka's duplicate thread:

BLEEP - Top 10 Albums

https://bleep.com/top-10-albums-of-the-year-2022

TIME - Top 10 Albums

https://time.com/6235186/best-albums-2022/

emil.y, Friday, 25 November 2022 15:12 (one week ago) link

I hit an ad on that Time page, and for a moment thought “5 Surprising Things that Contribute to Aging Gracefully” was the title of a 1975 album.

"Mick Wall at Kerrang!" (morrisp), Friday, 25 November 2022 15:15 (one week ago) link

Decibel announced their Top 40 albums of the year:

40. Temple of Void, Summoning the Slayer, Relapse
39. Gaerea, Mirage, Season of Mist
38. Sigh, Shiki, Peaceville
37. Still/Form, From the Rot Is a Gift, Hex
36. Midnight, Let There Be Witchery, Metal Blade
35. Doldrum, The Knocking, or the Story of the Sound That Preceded Their Disappearance, Katafalque
34. Amorphis, Halo, Atomic Fire
33. Imperial Triumphant, Spirit of Ecstasy, Century Media
32. Black Anvil, Regenesis, Season of Mist
31. Municipal Waste, Electrified Brain, Nuclear Blast
30. Castrator, Defiled in Oblivion, Dark Descent
29. Daeva, Through Sheer Will and Black Magic…, 20 Buck Sin
28. Ripped to Shreds, 劇變 (Jubian), Relapse
27. Mother of Graves, Where the Shadows Adorn, Wise Blood
26. Eight Bells, Legacy of Ruin, Prophecy
25. Tzompantli, Tlazcaltiliztli, 20 Buck Spin
24. SpiritWorld, Deathwestern, Century Media
23. Escuela Grind, Memory Theater, MNRK
22. Vanum, Legend, Profound Lore
21. Satan, Earth Infernal, Metal Blade
20. Mizmor + Thou, Myopia, Gilead Media
19. Dream Unending, Song of Salvation, 20 Buck Spin
18. Phobophilic, Enveloping Absurdity, Prosthetic
17. Negative Plane, The Pact…, The Ajna Offensive
16. Sumerlands, Dreamkiller, Relapse
15. Terror, Pain Into Power, Pure Noise
14. Voivod, Syncro Anarchy, Century Media
13. Chat Pile, God’s Country, The Flenser
12. Wake, Thought Form Descent, Metal Blade
11. Oceans of Slumber, Starlight and Ash, Century Media
10. Mortuous, Upon Desolation, Carbonized
9. KEN mode, Null, Artoffact
8. Kreator, Hate Über Alles, Nuclear Blast
7. Nechochwen, Kanawha Black, Bindrune
6. Soul Glo, Diaspora Problems, Epitaph
5. Immolation, Acts of God, Nuclear Blast
4. Blackbraid, Blackbraid I, self-released
3. Sonja, Loud Arriver, Cruz Del Sur
2. Cave In, Heavy Pendulum, Relapse
1. Undeath, It’s Time… to Rise from the Grave, Prosthetic

https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2022/11/10/spoiler-here-are-decibels-top-40-albums-of-2022

― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday 10 November 2022 20:13 (two weeks ago)

ArchCarrier, Friday, 25 November 2022 15:21 (one week ago) link

ty em!

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 25 November 2022 15:42 (one week ago) link

Guess I should listen to that Horace Andy album.

MOJO - TOP 75 ALBUMS OF 2022

75. Elizabeth King - I Got A Love
74. Kelly Lee Owens - LP.8
73. Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer - Recordings from the Åland Islands
72. Kae Tempest - The Line Is a Curve
71. Julia Jacklin - PRE PLEASURE
70. Eiko Ishibashi - For McCoy
69. The Black Keys - Dropout Boogie
68. Lambchop - The Bible
67. Jon Spencer & The HITmakers - Spencer Gets It Lit
66. Angel Olsen - Big Time
65. Brian Eno - FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE
64. Wu-Lu - Loggerhead
63. Nina Nastasia - Riderless Horse
62. Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul - Topical Dancer
61. The Lightning Seeds - See You in the Stars
60. Spoon - Lucifer on the Sofa
59. Björk - Fossora
58. Gilla Band - Most Normal
57. Oren Ambarchi - Shebang
56. Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
55. The Proclaimers - Dentures Out
54. Jake Xerxes Fussell - Good and Green Again
53. XPropaganda - The Heart Is Strange
52. Ezra Furman - All of Us Flames
51. Kurt Vile - (watch my moves)
50. Moor Mother - Jazz Codes
49. Anaïs Mitchell - Anaïs Mitchell
48. Midlake - For the Sake of Bethel Woods
47. Johnny Marr - Fever Dreams Pts. 1-4
46. Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There
45. Yard Act - The Overload
44. Working Men's Club - Fear Fear
43. Alabaster DePlume - GOLD – Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love
42. Cass McCombs - Heartmind
41. Leyla McCalla - Breaking the Thermometer
40. The Mars Volta - The Mars Volta
39. Elvis Costello & The Imposters - The Boy Named If
38. Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder - GET ON BOARD
37. Khruangbin & Vieux Farka Touré - Ali
36. Jockstrap - I Love You Jennifer B
35. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down
34. Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
33. Jeff Parker - Forfolks
32. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Endless Rooms
31. Oumou Sangaré - Timbuktu
30. Hurray For The Riff Raff - LIFE ON EARTH
29. Father John Misty - Chloë and the Next 20th Century
28. Gwenno - Tresor
27. Beyoncé - RENAISSANCE
26. Joan Shelley - The Spur
25. Gabriels - Angels & Queens – Part I
24. Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - Reset
23. Drive-By Truckers - Welcome 2 Club XIII
22. Mavis Staples & Levon Helm - Carry Me Home
21. Cate Le Bon - Pompeii
20. Beth Orton - Weather Alive
19. Makaya McCraven - In These Times
18. The Comet Is Coming - Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
17. Kevin Morby - This Is A Photograph
16. Rich Ruth - I Survived, It's Over
15. Wilco - Cruel Country
14. Weyes Blood - And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow
13. Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful
12. Aldous Harding - Warm Chris
11. The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention
10. Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia
9. Dry Cleaning - Stumpwork
8. Jack White - Fear of the Dawn
7. Bill Callahan - YTI⅃AƎЯ
6. Suede - Autofiction
5. Arctic Monkeys - The Car
4. Horace Andy - Midnight Rocker
3. Black Thought & Danger Mouse - Cheat Codes
2. Wet Leg - Wet Leg
1. Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Dear Scott

Dan Worsley, Friday, 25 November 2022 17:37 (one week ago) link

I keep forgetting Wet Leg was this year, it really feels like last year.

Bee OK, Friday, 25 November 2022 20:20 (one week ago) link

Fair, since the two singles anyone cared about are from 2021.

ⓓⓡ (Johnny Fever), Friday, 25 November 2022 20:53 (one week ago) link

The uproxx critics poll submission deadline is Monday November 28 at 11 pm us et. Poll will be posted in December some time

curmudgeon, Friday, 25 November 2022 20:54 (one week ago) link

This Michael Head album is not bad but just kinda average. Top 5 (including #1) on two lists though??

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Sunday, 27 November 2022 17:04 (six days ago) link

Both of those lists also have Wet Leg in their top tens, so can be discounted as having anything to do with music

imago, Sunday, 27 November 2022 17:06 (six days ago) link

Does MOJO consider December 2021 albums as released this year? I only ask because it seems ridiculous to put Parker’s Forfolks on the list when he was head of two of the better jazz releases of 2022. Never understood why this happens, especially in the age of digital releases.

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Sunday, 27 November 2022 17:07 (six days ago) link

Michael Head Scratcher

Indexed, Monday, 28 November 2022 17:30 (five days ago) link

Most interesting list I've seen so far, from Loud & Quiet, with probably my favorite album of the year at #1:

https://www.loudandquiet.com/short/loud-and-quiet-albums-of-the-year-2022/

Soundslike, Monday, 28 November 2022 17:49 (five days ago) link

Yeah, that's a good list - thanks

Indexed, Monday, 28 November 2022 18:23 (five days ago) link

Don’t know album of Toronto singer bassist Saya Gray, number 2 on Time Magazine list whose only other mention on ILM appears to be on an NPR list ( if I searched name right)

curmudgeon, Monday, 28 November 2022 19:13 (five days ago) link

I hadn't listened to it in awhile but the KLO album still works for me. The tag line of "Throbbing Gristle meets Enya" was silly but it did also trigger an extended revisit of early industrial tapes over the summer. Funny how inspiration works.

doug watson, Monday, 28 November 2022 20:38 (five days ago) link

Does MOJO consider December 2021 albums as released this year? I only ask because it seems ridiculous to put Parker’s Forfolks on the list when he was head of two of the better jazz releases of 2022. Never understood why this happens, especially in the age of digital releases.

― Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Sunday, November 27, 2022 12:07 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Places like Mojo have to work like two months in advance so things can be ready for a print issue. Strictly online ventures have no excuse beyond racing for clicks

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 28 November 2022 20:42 (five days ago) link

The Michael Head album is great, though a little surprised to see it so high on some lists. I guess there's a lot of affection for him given his struggles with booze and heroin.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 28 November 2022 20:43 (five days ago) link

speaking of race for clicks, here's uproxx's unranked albums list

https://uproxx.com/music/best-albums-2022-list/

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Monday, 28 November 2022 20:46 (five days ago) link

has Asake and Burna, lacks Rema and Wizzy

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 28 November 2022 21:20 (five days ago) link

here's my annual reminder that Uproxx is owned by global record label conglomerate Warner Music Group and shouldn't be in the business of reviewing records, much less hosting a poll of critics on the year's best records. (no one cares! i don't know why, but they don't.)

alpine static, Monday, 28 November 2022 21:45 (five days ago) link

I still don't believe "Alex G." is a real person making real music.

charlie brown from outta town (GM), Tuesday, 29 November 2022 03:41 (four days ago) link

never really liked him before but i really liked his new album ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 29 November 2022 04:37 (four days ago) link

https://www.lyrics.cat/v/9/97de8067a82fde4d5f48056c77e0a451.jpg
“I still don’t know how I got away with it.”

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 29 November 2022 07:11 (four days ago) link

every year all these fuckin lists are just anagrams of each other

imago, Tuesday, 29 November 2022 08:12 (four days ago) link

yes, sadly since the demise of witch house we have been limited to these predictable 26 letters and 10 numerals

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 29 November 2022 08:20 (four days ago) link

the loud and quiet list seems sufficiently interesting

ufo, Tuesday, 29 November 2022 10:58 (four days ago) link

The most interesting lists are still to come: Aquarium Drunkard, The Quietus, and a few others. These other pubs are, for the most part, utter jokes.

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Tuesday, 29 November 2022 12:09 (four days ago) link

oh yes, AD always excellent

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 29 November 2022 13:42 (four days ago) link

yes, sadly since the demise of witch house we have been limited to these predictable 26 letters and 10 numerals

― link.exposing.politically

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enochroot, Tuesday, 29 November 2022 22:30 (four days ago) link

TIME 10 BEST SONGS

https://time.com/6235775/best-songs-2022/

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 30 November 2022 02:13 (three days ago) link

They picked the wrong Sudan Archives song! (FreakaliZer is the right one) still happy to see her there.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 30 November 2022 02:16 (three days ago) link

I wouldn't know, I keep replaying the title track. Best dense r&b mini-suite banger since Tkay Maidza and Bree Runway have been making music.
Cool that they included Finesse.

Nabozo, Wednesday, 30 November 2022 08:56 (three days ago) link

Also the best Sudan Archives song cannot not have violin

Nabozo, Wednesday, 30 November 2022 08:59 (three days ago) link

Yeah, the new Alex G is annoyingly good. Like a post-late-Low version of slacker-indie.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 30 November 2022 12:15 (three days ago) link

Love love love "ChevyS10" and think it serves as the natural peak when listening to the album - good choice, Time

Indexed, Wednesday, 30 November 2022 16:14 (three days ago) link

Yeah, the new Alex G is annoyingly good. Like a post-late-Low version of slacker-indie.

This is literally the first time I've heard his music described in a way that makes me mildly curious!

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 30 November 2022 16:19 (three days ago) link

Critic Gene Seymour's jazz list is better than the Times jazz list, even though it has a Keith Jarrett album on it.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 30 November 2022 16:27 (three days ago) link

I think Gene Seymour and I like totally different jazz.

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Wednesday, 30 November 2022 16:47 (three days ago) link

I don't agree with him about much — I'm doing a list of 20 albums for Stereogum, and the Shipp album will be on it and I'm considering the Salvant, Sorey and Turner discs, though I'm less sure about them. The Mary Halvorson album he cites as an honorable mention will definitely be on my list.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 30 November 2022 16:52 (three days ago) link

Excited for your list!

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Wednesday, 30 November 2022 17:22 (three days ago) link

Yeah, the new Alex G is annoyingly good. Like a post-late-Low version of slacker-indie.

guess i have to check it out then, what i've heard of his previous stuff was just fine

ufo, Wednesday, 30 November 2022 21:05 (three days ago) link

yeah that's the first description of Alex G that sounds palatable to me

charlie brown from outta town (GM), Thursday, 1 December 2022 06:13 (two days ago) link

someone needs to let the gvb guy know about real lies

ufo, Thursday, 1 December 2022 11:06 (two days ago) link

ok this alex g album is nice, he's foregrounded all his production eccentricities, at least since the last album of his i heard which was a while ago.

the late-period low comparison holds up only in a few places but i get it. i'd more directly say it's a slacker-indie take on 'hyperpop', reminds me of the fantastic dltzk album from last year. would love to hear what he'd come up with working with bj burton

ufo, Thursday, 1 December 2022 11:34 (two days ago) link

like it only really delves into something that actually sounds 'hyperpop' occasionally but just the general way it hangs together is fairly reminiscent of what those sort of artists are doing

ufo, Thursday, 1 December 2022 11:38 (two days ago) link

I listened to the Jockstrap the other day. It isn't remotely AOTY lol

imago, Thursday, 1 December 2022 11:47 (two days ago) link

And the h word has been uttered so I'd best get around to Alex G at some point

imago, Thursday, 1 December 2022 11:49 (two days ago) link

Was the Quietus list all Sleaford Mods records and unlistenable art metal again? Last year’s list was abysmal

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Thursday, 1 December 2022 11:56 (two days ago) link

xp you might be disappointed by the alex g idk but it's at least adjacent to that whole area

i also disliked the jockstrap album but maybe listening to it again would make me hate it

ufo, Thursday, 1 December 2022 11:59 (two days ago) link

i don't think there was a sleaford mods album this year so you may be in luck

seems like there is a bunch of art metal though, have not tested its listenability yet

ufo, Thursday, 1 December 2022 12:00 (two days ago) link

Quietus list has disappointed me for a while, so much noodly nothingness, this year no different. Also Fontaines fuckin DC over so many better rock choices, what is it with that band and critics

imago, Thursday, 1 December 2022 12:12 (two days ago) link

Also, some actually great Quietuscore - like, tailor-made for them - came out in the form of Holy Scum and it isn't even in their 100. But why list the best thing any member of Gnod has ever done when you can just list yet another fuckin Gnod album?

imago, Thursday, 1 December 2022 12:15 (two days ago) link

And as for Jockstrap, yeah it's some diverting and occasionally effective modern production wedded to some truly lumpen songwriting by a BCNR member, embarrassing how that bunch have taken over

imago, Thursday, 1 December 2022 12:17 (two days ago) link

I don’t think the Jockstrap will age well at all, it has some great moments tho.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 1 December 2022 13:55 (two days ago) link

i listened to the caroline album that's on all these lists bc the descriptions were interesting and it sounds like christmas music

na (NA), Thursday, 1 December 2022 13:56 (two days ago) link

I like the GVB list but I rarely coincide with him on albums. His songs list is usually more up my alley. I suspect half of his top 20 tomorrow will be songs I loved this year.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 1 December 2022 13:58 (two days ago) link

xp I mean, that could be a good thing!

imago, Thursday, 1 December 2022 13:58 (two days ago) link

The lists I most look forward to are Raven Sings The Blues and Aquarium Drunkard.

o. nate, Thursday, 1 December 2022 14:23 (two days ago) link

AD and Bandcamp's various lists were great last year iirc

I'm really liking the June McDoom off the GvB list though

rob, Thursday, 1 December 2022 14:40 (two days ago) link

I don’t think the Jockstrap will age well at all, it has some great moments tho.

― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, December 1, 2022 7:55 AM (forty-five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

otm

Indexed, Thursday, 1 December 2022 14:41 (two days ago) link

Nice to see the Carmen Villain album on the Quietus list, it's super! And also Darklife by Death's Dynamic Shroud. And of course Real Lies.

Although as the years go by I care less and less about these lists. I used to get FOMO at this point of the year and think I had to catch up on all the great music I missed, only to later realise most of it was shite.

the article don, Thursday, 1 December 2022 15:20 (two days ago) link

I listen to Alex G infrequently but I would have never thought to use any of those descriptors upthread about him.

Chris L, Thursday, 1 December 2022 15:26 (two days ago) link

Caramanica NY Times list has Nigerian Asake and Pareles list of additional top albums has Malian Rokia Kone ( w/ Jackknife Lee)

curmudgeon, Thursday, 1 December 2022 15:46 (two days ago) link

i listened to the caroline album that's on all these lists bc the descriptions were interesting and it sounds like christmas music

Yeah, I don't get this one at all, even though I do like some of the adjacent stuff that came out this year.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 1 December 2022 18:37 (two days ago) link

caroline is like the only artist on these lists whom i adore!
the record is just fantastic
"christmas music"??? like - is Palace Music or Songs:Ohia or even like early Mogwai christmas music? it's definitely not an in-vogue style though

sean gramophone, Thursday, 1 December 2022 18:42 (two days ago) link

Rolling Stone’s 100 best albums of 2022: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-albums-2022-list-1234632387/

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Thursday, 1 December 2022 18:48 (two days ago) link

xp
heh I listened to the first song on that and was like "woah this sounds like 1999" so yeah

rob, Thursday, 1 December 2022 18:51 (two days ago) link

Is Rolling Stone even trying to have a point of view or is the intent of the magazine simply to document for historical record what the popular masses consumed in a given year

Indexed, Thursday, 1 December 2022 19:11 (two days ago) link

Probably just a copy editing oversight but it made me laugh that the Lizzo blurb is uncredited.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 1 December 2022 19:17 (two days ago) link

Midnights at #3 – LOL

"Mick Wall at Kerrang!" (morrisp), Thursday, 1 December 2022 19:26 (two days ago) link

Glad tQ gave some props to the Širom album, putting it #11— it is a genuinely excellent record, been playing it a lot.

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Thursday, 1 December 2022 20:38 (two days ago) link

That Rolling Stone list has Tove Lo fairly high, which I haven't seen on many other lists. I love that record and was beginning to wonder if I was the only one.

Bee OK, Friday, 2 December 2022 01:24 (yesterday) link

Is Rolling Stone even trying to have a point of view or is the intent of the magazine simply to document for historical record what the popular masses consumed in a given year

― Indexed

I was trying to think of the last time their number one wasn't a big selling number one album. All I could come up with was that U2 album that invaded everyone's iTunes. Before that maybe TV On The Radio in 2008.

kitchen person, Friday, 2 December 2022 02:54 (yesterday) link

A few good tracks but I was disappointed with the new Tove Lo album xp

groovypanda, Friday, 2 December 2022 08:31 (yesterday) link

caroline not normally my sorta thing but really enjoyed the album
fav bit is when good morning (red) falls apart

nxd, Friday, 2 December 2022 11:20 (yesterday) link

Also, some actually great Quietuscore - like, tailor-made for them - came out in the form of Holy Scum and it isn't even in their 100. But why list the best thing any member of Gnod has ever done when you can just list yet another fuckin Gnod album?

― imago

I missed Holy Scum at Torfest to see another act and supposedly they were one of the best things at the festival. I should probably check out the album. Though tbf I'm perfectly happy for them to not list every band's side project in their EoY chart (unless it's mine, lol). Anyway, it's a good list and if all you're seeing on it is art metal then you're massively overlooking a whole lot. I can see a few things that will/might make my own ballot and I'm not even halfway through.

emil.y, Friday, 2 December 2022 15:38 (yesterday) link

I will say I liked the Quietus list better than last year, tho I just cannot with the noise and metal they prefer— maybe I’m getting old, but most of it truly sounds like shit to me.

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Friday, 2 December 2022 16:37 (yesterday) link

complex - https://www.complex.com/music/best-albums-2022/

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Friday, 2 December 2022 16:40 (yesterday) link

First Sault appearance?

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 2 December 2022 16:42 (yesterday) link

second Wizkid one, once again at #26

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 2 December 2022 17:22 (yesterday) link

However you feel about Gioia's taste (and personally I find I have a good amount of overlap), you have to hand it to him for providing an informative one-line description of each item on his honorable mention list. I hope he sticks with this format for his best-of list. It's the perfect amount of information to quickly digest. I don't want to read an essay, just enough information to give me a hint of whether it might align with my own taste, and not meaningless buzzwords:

https://tedgioia.substack.com/p/the-best-recordings-of-2022-honorable

o. nate, Friday, 2 December 2022 22:09 (yesterday) link


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