GL.22.12: Marisa Plaice
GL.22.13: Lukas Brooks
GL.22.14: Quan Nguyen
GL.22.15: Max Einstein
Steve Lacy - “Bad Habit”
First time my song of the year was also a chart topper. Just stuck in my head for way too long this year (along with billions of others).
Angel Olsen - “Go Home”
Probably the album I listened to most in 2022, could have picked any number of these tracks. The “Go Home” lyrics are just so relatable.
Queen Bey - “ALIEN SUPERSTAR”
This shit is out of this world! All hail the Queen Bey!!
Big Thief - “Certainty”
Listened to this one early and often in 2022.
Panda Bear, Sonic Boom - “Edge of the Edge”
Sounds simultaneously old and futuristic, great album top to bottom.
The 1975 - “Part of the Band”
The most interesting song to me on an album full of really good songs.
Spoon - “Wild”
Good ol' guitar rock.
Animal Collective - “Walker”
Psychedelic pop rock goodness, Animal Collective's best stuff in a while.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Spitting Off the Edge of the World”
Great song for the looming armageddon!
Weyes Blood - “Hearts Aglow”
Weyes Blood paints a lovely picture in this one
Plains - “Hurricane”
If Katie Crutchfield did a collaboration album every year, I'd be ok with that.
Grace Ives - “Lullaby”
Janky Star is an awesome album name, and this one is infectious.
Dehd - “Bad Love”
Makes you wanna howwwl!
Taylor Swift - “Lavender Haze”
Sets the tone for all number one hits.
The Weeknd - “Take My Breath”
Became a go-to dance number in our household.
MJ Lenderman - “Hangover Game”
I've played this game before
Beth Orton - “Fractals”
Liked this album a lot, didn't fully appreciate the nuance until I listened with headphones on the plane
Phoenix - “Identical”
Great album closer ... Phoenix mastered their craft on this album.
Wet Leg - “Angelica”
Feels like this came out a really long time ago now, still really fun.
S.G. Goodman - “All My Love Coming Back to Me”
Beer drinking, porch music.
Gang of Youths - “you in everything”
Nice way to start an album.
Two Shell - “Memory”
Freaky in the best way possible.
Hot Chip - “Out of My Depth”
Another great album closer. All the elements I like: poignant lyrics, nice build up, sweet release.
The Smile - “Free in The Knowledge”
What do the other guys in Radiohead even do?