Album of the Year 2022

I’ve been gone so I don’t know if this was already started. But here we go.

In loose order:

Annika Norlin - Mentor

Mountain Goats - Bleed Out (holding this space)

Wet Leg - s/t

Cloud Cult - Metamorphosis

Diane Coffee - With People

Josh Ritter - Truth is a Dimension EP

Jens Lekman - (re-recorded reissues)

Katy J Pearson - Sound of the Morning

Andrew Bird - Inside Problems

Rural Alberta Advantage - The Rise EP

Regina Spektor - Home, Before and After

Big Thief - Dragon Warm…

Stella - Up and Away

Chris Bathgate - Silence is for Suckers

Ronnie Martin - From the Womb of the Morning

Plus waiting on some others - Alela Diane, TMOE, Future Islands, Junius Meyvant, etc.

I have been unable to make many music purchases in recent years but now that I’m streaming again I will be able to do some catching up. These are some current favorites from 2022.

Drive-By Truckers - Welcome 2 Club XIII
Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
Lee Bains & the Glory Fires - Old-Time Folks
Jake Xerxes Fussell - Good and Green Again
Angel Olsen - Big Time

  1. Automatic - Excess
  2. Wet Leg - Wet Leg
  3. Boy Harsher – The Runner (Original Soundtrack)
  4. Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point
  5. Death Bells - Between Here & Everywhere
  6. Rosegarden Funeral Party - In the Wake of Fire
  7. Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
  8. Midnight Oil - Resist
  9. Porridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky
  10. The Regrettes - Further Joy
  11. Interpol - The Other Side of Make-Believe
  12. The Gathering - Parade
  13. Def Leppard - Diamond Star Halos
  14. Alice Glass - Prey//IV

This list will evolve as the year goes on. The rankings also tend to shuffle around throughout the year.

I really like Nilüfer Yanya - Painless and Fontaines DC - Skinty Fia albums this year as well.

I’d like to add Bartees Strange and his album Farm to Table to the discussion. I’ve really become enamored of Bartees and it definitely helps that he has a stellar ep of The National covers.