Top 50 Albums of 2022

I've got to find a better way to do this than re-listening to every album I got in 2022 during the month of December, but I (mostly) did that. And here is an ordered list of the albums that held together from start to finish, were stuffed with good songs, and had something to say. As always, the list is ordered, but otherwise presented without commentary.

50. Beachheads Beachheads II (Fysisk Format)
49. Tallies Patina (Kanine Records)
48. Kids On A Crime Spree Fall In Love Not In Line (Slumberland)
47. The Linda Lindas Growing Up (Epitaph)
46. Ex-Vöid Bigger Than Before (Don Giovanni)
45. Darren Hayman You Will Not Die (Fika Recordings)
44. Dry Cleaning Stumpwork (4AD Records)
43. No Suits in Miami Nothing Ever Happens (Shelflife)
42. Spoon Lucifer On The Sofa (Matador Records)
41. Thick Happy Now (Epitaph)
40. Superchunk Wild Loneliness (Merge Records)
39. Pigeon Pit Feather River Canyon Blues (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
38. Pale Blue Eyes Souvenirs (Full Time Hobby)
37. Fime Sweeter Memory (Forged Artifacts)
36. Why Bother? Lacerated Nights (Feel It Records)
35. Guided By Voices Crystal Nuns Cathedral (self-released)
34. Tim Kasher Middling Age (15 Passenger Records)
33. Brad Marino Basement Brat (Hey Pizza! / Rum Bar / Memorable But Not Honorable)
32. Suzi Moon Dumb & In Luv (Pirate Press)
31. The Airport 77s We Realize You Have A Choice (Jem Records)
30. Artsick Fingers Crossed (Slumberland)
29. The Chelsea Curve All The Things (Red on Red Records)
28. Craig Finn A Legacy of Rentals (Partisan Records)
27. Nick Frater Aerodrome Motel (Big Stir Records)
26. The Paranoyds Talk Talk Talk (Third Man)
25. Orville Peck Bronco (Columbia)
24. Cheekface Too Much to Ask (self-released)
23. The Melmacs Good Advice (Wanda Records)
22. Simon Love Love, Sex and Death etc (Tapete Records)
21. The Reds, Pinks & Purples Summer at Land's End (Slumberland)
20. The Pulsebeats Lookin' Out (Rum Bar / FOLC )
19. Ravagers Bad Lands (Spaghetty Town)
18. Belle and Sebastian A Bit of Previous (Matador Records)
17. Los Pepes The Happiness Program (Beluga Records / Wanda Records / Adrenalin Fix)
16. Flora Emerald City (self-released)
15. Night Court Nervous Birds, Too! (Snappy Little Numbers / Debt Offensive Records)
14. Wet Leg Wet Leg (Domino)
13. New Junk City Beg A Promise (A-F Records)
12. Outtacontroller Come Alive (self-released)
11. Young Guv GUV III (Run for Cover)
10. Yard Act The Overload (Island)
 9. Cold Years Goodbye To Misery (MNRK Music Group)
 8. Trevor Blendour Falling in love (Family Spree Recordings)
 7. The Burning Hell Garbage Island (You've Changed Records)
 6. The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness The Third Wave Of... (Bobo Integral)
 5. Cozy Slippers Cozy Slippers (Kleine Underground Schallplatten / Subjangle Records)
 4. Dropkick Murphys This Machine Still Kills Fascists (Dummy Luck Music)
 3. B.A. Johnston Werewolves of London, Ontario (Transistor 66)
 2. Cheap Cassettes Ever Since Ever Since (Rum Bar / Cassettes on Records Records)
 1. Let's Whisper The In-Between Times (Fika Recordings)

And that's it. This year I added 331 releases to my library (down from last year's high of 392). 137 of them were full length albums released in 2022. This year I decided digital-only releases weren't eligable so that left 129 albums eligable for inclusion on this list.

For a run down of my favorite songs of 2022 visit Top Songs of 2022.