Friday, December 23, 2022

2022's Greatest Hits

No long explanations- these are all the good albums, singles and reissues I've heard this past year with some selected music-related books and films thrown in.  Substack is fun and all but it doesn't accommodate but long lists like this. Hope you find something new to hear or something to argue about. Enjoy!

  1. Petrol Girls Baby (Hassle)
  2. Lucinda Williams Lu's Jukebox Vol. 6: You Are Cordially Invited....A Tribute To The Rolling Stones (Highway 20)
  3. Confidence Man Tilt (Heavenly Recordings)
  4. Yard Act The Overload (Zen)
  5. Elvis Costello & the Imposters The Boy Named If (EMI)
  6. Raw Poetic and Damu The Fudgemunk Laminated Skies (Def Passe)
  7. Sprints A Modern Job (Nice Swan Recordings)
  8. Wet Leg Wet Leg (Domino)
  9. S.G. Goodman Teeth Marks (Verve)
  10. Gonora Sounds Hard Times Never Kill (Dust to Digital)
  11. Scrunchies Feral Coast (Dirt Nap) 
  12. Linqua Franqa Bellringer (Ernest Jennings Co)
  13. Gabriels Angels & Queens - Part 1 (Parlophone)
  14. Putochinomaricón JÁJÁ ÉQÚÍSDÉ (Distopía Aburrida) (Elefant)
  15. Frank Turner FTHC (Xtra Mile)
  16. Megalon Pandora's Box (Above Board Projects)
  17. Bodysync Radio Active (Bodysync)
  18. Czarface Czarmageddon (Silver Age) 
  19. Sofi Tukker Wet Tennis (Ultra)
  20. Various Artists Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver (New West)
  21. Mavis Staples/Levon Helm Carry Me Home (Anti-)
  22. Little Simz NO THANK YOU (Forever Living Originals)
  23. Katy J. Pearson Sound of the Morning (Heavenly Recordings)
  24. Lizzo Special (Nice Life)
  25. Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band Sonbonbela (Sublime Frequencies)
  26. Beyonce RENAISSANCE (Parkwood)
  27. The Comet Is Coming Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (Impulse!)
  28. SAULT 11 (Forever Living Originals)
  29. The Inflorescence Remember What I Look Like (Kill Rock Stars)
  30. Sports Team Gulp! (Bright Antenae/Island)
  31. Marlowe Marlowe 3 (Mello Music)
  32. Tinsley Ellis Devil May Care (Alligator)
  33. Parov Stelar Moonlight Love Affair (Etage Noir) 
  34. DARTZ The Band From Wellington, New Zealand (Flying Nun)
  35. Mabel About Last Night (Polydor)
  36. Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (BIS)
  37. Cheekface Too Much To Ask (Cheekface) 
  38. adults for everything, always (Fika Recordings)
  39. Ilija Djokovic Vera (Filth on Acid) 
  40. Sly Johnson 55.4 (BBE) 
  41. Spoon Lucifer On The Sofa (Matador) 
  42. Marquis Hill New Gospel Revisited (Edition)
  43. Mud Morganfield Mud (Delmark)
  44. Royksopp Profound Mysteries Remixes (Dog Triumph)
  45. Saul Williams Unanimous Goldmine (The Original Soundtrack of "Neptune Frost") (Fader)
  46. 36 Colours In The Dark (3Six Recordings)
  47. Shygirl Nymph (Because Music)
  48. zakè & City of Dawn Frizzell & Duque: Orison (Zake Drone Recordings)
  49. i_o, Lights Warehouse Summer (Armada Music)
  50. Eamon No Matter the Season (Now-Again)
  51. CMAT If I My Wife New I'd Be Dead (AWAL Recordings)
  52. Jim Jones Jim Jones presents the 12 Days of Xmas (VL/Empire)
  53. Mega Ran & Amerigo Gazaway STRANGERS: Back To The Lab (no label)
  54. Melissa Carper Ramblin' Soul (Thirty Tigers)
  55. More Kicks Punch Drunk (Dirtnap)
  56. Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee  BAMANAN (Real World)
  57. Lettuce Unify (Round Hill)
  58. Justice Planisphere (Ed Banger)
  59. J Rocc A Wonderful Letter (Stones Throw)
  60. re:ni ITX023 - Revenge Body (ILAN TAPE)
  61. Crime of Passing Crime of Passing (Feel It)  
  62. Amerigo Gazaway The Coolout Corner (Summer Mixtape) (no label)
  63. Tensal K (Tensal)
  64. Li'l Andy The Complete Recordings of Hezekiah Procter (1925​-​1930) (Li'l Andy)  
  65. Dezron Douglas ATALAYA (International Anthem)
  66. Romero Turn It On! (EMI/Cool Death)
  67. Wheeler Walker Jr. Sex ,Drugs and Country Music (Pepper Hill/Thirty Tiger)
  68. Nick Leon Xtasis (TraTraTrax)
  69. Eli Paperboy Reed Down Every Road (Yep Roc)
  70. doechii she /her / black b*tch (Top Dawg)
  71. Anthony Tring On Ocean (EarToGround)
  72. Hilyard a wake in shadows (Stereoscenic)
  73. iiteration Forgiven (Dream Catalog)
  74. The Reds, Pinks & Purples They Only Wanted Your Soul (Slumberland Records)
  75. Dumb Pray 4 Tomorrow (Mint)
  76. Kramer Music For Films Edited by Moths (Shimmy-Disc)
  77. Duke Robillard They Call It Rhythm & Blues (Stony Plain)
  78. Andreas Ihlebæk A Summer Night's Home Session (NXN Recordings)
  79. Christina Vantzou, Michael Harrison and John Also Bennett Christina Vantzou, Michael Harrison and John Also Bennett  (Séance Center)
  80. Kids On A Crime Spree Fall in Love Not In Line (Slumberland)
  81. A Place To Bury Strangers See Through You (Dedstrange) 
  82. 2nd Grade Easy Listening (Double Double Whammy)
  83. Dalek Precipice (Ipecac)
  84. Dukwa Matter of Time (Gudu)
  85. The Laughing Chimes Zoo Avenue EP (Slumberland)
  86. Housekeys exploded views (slow echo)
  87. Ekoda & Angel Starbath Wandering Soul (Bandcamp)

  1. podium "Una Coraza" (Slovenly)
  2. DJ Shadow/King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Black Hot Soup (“My Own Reality” Re-Write)" (KGLW)
  3. 2 Chainz "Million Dollars Worth of Game ft. 42 Dugg" (Def Jam)
  4. alt-J "Hard Drive Gold" (Atlantic)
  5. Blackhaine "Stained Materials" (Fixed Abode)
  6. Kae Tempest feat. Kevin Abstract “More Pressure”  (Republic)
  7. Labrinth & Zendaya "I'm Tired" (Columbia)
  8. Public Body "Reset My Password" (Public Body Recordings)
  9. Mitski "Stay Soft" (Dead Oceans)
  10. Petrol Girls "Baby, I Had An Abortion" (Hassle)
  11. The Smile "You Will Never Work in Television Again" (XL)
  12. Scrunchies "No Home Planet" (Dirtnap)
  13. Lizzo "About Damn Time" (Nice Life)
  14. Sia, Neneh Cherry "Manchild (TOKiMONSTA Remix)" (Universal Music)
  15. Robin Thicke, Yo Gotti "Brown Liquor" (Thicke Music)
  16. Hammer/Kilimanjaro "Mulena" (Remmah)
  17. Nicola Fasano X Lotus "Kiss Like Fore" (LoudKult)
  18. Loyle Carner "Hate" (Universal)
  19. Shirt "Dave Chappelle Is Wrong (Beef With God)" (Mello Music)
  20. lau.ra X Rye Rye "I See You" (Needwant)
  21. Ibibio Sound Machine "Protection From Evil" (Merge)
  22. York "On the Beach (Eli Brown Extended Remix)" (Armada Music)
  23. 40 From 40 "Warren Buffet (Freestyle)" (Warehouse Music)
  24. Vella "Out of Control" (L3V3L)
  25. Consequence "Blood Stain" (192)
  26. Jockstrap "Greatest Hits" (Rough Trade)
  27. Thatsimo & Invisible "Showdown (ft. Godmode)" (Future House Cloud)
  28. Light A. Fiyah "Move" (Artekal)
  29. Becky G, El Alfa "FULANITO" (Kemosabe)
  30. Black Star "So Be It" (no label)
  31. Bad Bunny "Tití Me Preguntó"(Rimas Entertainment)
  32. Happy Hollows "Prowler" (Happy Hollows)
  33. Jada Ali "Nan Bitch" (Round Table Association)
  34. The Niceguys/Bobby Saint "Irie" (Bomb Strikes)
  35. yeule "Too Dead Inside" (Bayonet)
  36. Hodge "Sub 100" (Two Moons)
  37. Cypress Hill  "Bye Bye" (feat Dizzy Wright)" (MNRK)
  38. Weird Nightmare "Wrecked" (Sub Pop)
  39. Huey V "After The Deal" (Warehouse Music Group)
  40. DVRKO "Nothing I Wouldn't Do" (L3V3L Music)
  42. Future "Worst Day" (Epic)
  43. Saweetie "DON'T SAY NOTHIN" (ICY/Warner Bros)
  44. Foxes "Sister Ray" (PIAS)
  45. Kim Petras "Treat Me Like A Slut" (Republic)
  46. Sofi Tukker "Larry Bird (feat. Tuck's Dad)" (Ultra)
  47. Leikeli47 "Secret Service" (Hardcover)
  48. Darrell Kelley "FUCK YOU KANYE" (Viral)
  49. Mercury "Running Around" (Honeymoon)
  50. Two Shell "Ghosts" (Mainframe Audio)
  51. gladie "Nothing" (Plum)
  52. Shy Glizzy "Slime-U-Out (feat. 21 Savage)" (300 Entertainment)
  53. Kiwi "String Theory" (Polari)
  54. Charli XCX "Beg For You (ft. Rina Sawayama)" (Asylum)
  55. Sprints "Literary Mind" (Nice Swan Recordings)
  56. Rony Rex & TT The Artist "Direct Me" (Needwant)
  57. sophie meiers "Collar" (Epitaph)
  58. Cuban Doll "Don't Talk" (ONErpm)
  59. Peggy Gou "I Go (Soulwax remix)" (Gudu)
  60. Grace Ives "Loose" (True Panther)
  61. Dougie B "Spinnin ft. B-Lovee & Cordae" (Republic)
  62. Sobs "Air Guitar" (Sobs)
  63. Athiny King "No Matter" (AJL King)
  64. M.I.A. "F.I.A.S.O.M Pt. 2" (Island)
  65. French Montana  "Push Start ft. Coi Leray & 42 Dugg" (Epic)
  66. Broods "Piece of My Mind" (Universal)
  67. Dolly Parton "Woman Up (And Take Like It Like A Man)" (Butterfly)
  68. Latto, Mariah Carey "Big Energy (Remix) ft. DJ Khaled" (RCA)
  69. C.V.E. "Thugs and Whips" (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
  70. Mattiel "Jeff Goldblum" (ATO)
  71. Meekz "Airmax's" (Neighbourhood Recordings)
  72. H.A.M. "Ass So Phat" (Red Planet)
  73. Bodega "Statuette On the Console" (What's Your Rupture)
  74. Nilüfer Yanya "the dealer" (ATO)
  75. Vladimir Dubyshkin "No Tell Motel" (trip recordings)
  76. DreamDoll "Ice Cream Dream (feat. French Montana)" (District 18)
  77. Matteo Vitanza "Whisper" (Legend)
  78. Florentino "Constrictor (ft. BAMBII & KD One)" (XL)
  79. Bruno Furlan "Nobody (feat. Medusa)" (Fool's Gold)
  80. Sam Ruffillo "Chiamami Subito" (Toy Tonics)
  81. Dubfire "CHALLNGR 1.1" (SCI+TEC)
  82. Let's Eat Grandma "Happy New Year" (Transgressive)
  83. Dollyrots "Just Like The Rest" (Wicked Cool)
  84. Interplanetary Criminal "Gangster Time (feat Killa P)" (Time Is Now)
  85. Overmom "Gunk" (XL)
  86. Emeli Sandé with Jaykae "Look What You’ve Done" (Chrysalis)
  87. The Hazmats "Empty Rooms" (Static Shock)
  88. Ghost Hounds "Willie Brown Blues" (Maple House)
  89. Lucy Dacus "Kissing Lessons" (Matador)
  90. S.G. Goodman "All My Love is Coming Back To Me" (Verve Forecast)
  91. Ice Spice "Munch (Feelin’ U)" (Ice Spice)
  92. LAYA x Baby Tate "Sailor Moon 2.0 (Dance Mix)" (Warner Bros)
  93. The Mountain Goats "Wage Wars Get Rich Die Handsome" (Merge)
  94. Sports Team "The Game" (Bright Antenna)
  95. Orville Peck "C'mon Baby, Cry" (Columbia)
  96. Hamell On Trial "Meet Me at the V" (Saustex)
  97. Pharrell Williams "Cash In Cash Out ft. 21 Savage, Tyler, The Creator" (Columbia)
  98. Midnight Rodeo "Now  You're Gone" (Fat Cat)
  99. Big Thief "Time Escaping" (4AD)
  100. Future Girls "Ghost" (Dirt Cult)
  101. The Umbrellas "Write It In The Sky" (Slumberland)
  102. Darlin' Brando "Short Fuse" (Darlin' Brando) 
  103. TAYLOR GIRLZ  "You The Type ft. ATL Jacob" (Taylor Boi)
  104. WILLOW "curious/furious" (Roc Nation)
  105. Seratones "Get Free" (New West)
  106. INGI "Point" (Scuffed Recordings)
  107. Etran de L'Aïr "Toubouk Ine Chihoussay" (Sahel Sounds)
  108. The Girll Codee "F.N.F. (GC-Mix)" (no label)
  109. miesha & the spanks "I Can't Wait" (miesha & the spanks)
  110. Moonchild Sanelly & Sad Night Dynamite "Demon" (Transgressive) 
  111. HNTR "Oh Please" (Factory 93)
  112. JOEY QUIÑONES "There Must Be Something" (Colemine)
  113. Dan Andriano & The Bygones "It's A Trap Door!" (Epitaph)
  114. Kevin Morby "This Is A Photograph" (Dead Oceans)
  115. Paige King Johnson "Honky Tonk Heart" (PCG)
  116. Gaby Moreno "Nobody's Wrong' (Metamorforsis Enterprises)
  117. Doechii & Rico Nasty "Swamp Bitches" (Top Dawg)
  118. Kid Capri "Wide Awake" (No Kid'N)
  119. Fazerdaze "Break!" (section1)
  120. Boyfriend "There's a Place feat. Death Valley Girls" (xoboyfriend)
  121. OBJEKT OBJEKT #5 (Object)
  122. Blushing "The Fires"(Kanine)
  123. Oya Baby "Ride The Stick (feat. Trina)" (International Music Group)
  124. Hemi "Whispers (Johannes Albert Remix)" (Duro)
  125. Gag Reflex "Spit" (Scuffed Recordings)
  126. Wire "Stepping Off Too Quick (Not About To Die) [6th Demo]" (Pink Flag)
  127. Mickey Erg "Almost Like Judee Sill" (Don Giovanni)
  128. Memes "Second Thought" (Memes)
  129. The Linda Lindas "Talking To Myself" (Epitaph)
  130. Jada Ali, TWFDB "You're the One" (Round Table Association)
  131. Ina Forsman "April Song" (Jazzhaus)
  132. Young Miko "Riri" (Sony)
  133. Crime of Passing "Off My Shoulder" (Feel It)
  134. Bodega "Thrown" (What's Your Rupture?)
  135. Pan Amsterdam and Damu the Fudgemunk "Rigatoni" (Def Passe)
  136. Vero "Cupid" (PNKSLM)
  137. The Chats "6L GTR" (Bargain Bin)
  138. Momma "Rock Star" (Polyvinyl)
  139. Paisley Fields "Jesus Loving American Guy (Limp Wrist)" (Don Giovanni)
  140. Automatic "New Beginning" (Stones Throw)
  141. Soccer Mommy "Don't Ask Me" (Loma Vista)
  142. The Anomalys "Panic" (Slovenly)
  143. Rowan "Irish To My Bones" (Beverly Martel)
  144. Fishboy "The Best Ever Boom Box Cassette Tape from Durham" (XLFNT)
  145. The Ergs "Penny In the Jukebox" (Wallride)
  146. The Beaumonts "High On Jesus" (The Beaumonts)
  147. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever "My Echo" (Sub Pop)
  148. Alvvays "Easy On Your Own?" (Polyvinyl)
  149. Apollo Brown "Paradise (feat. Evidence)" (Mello Music)
  150. Ashley McBryde & Benjy Davis "Gospel Night At The Strip Club" (Warner Bros)
  151. Ghost Woman "Dead & Gone" (Full Time Hobby)
  152. DJ Tennis, Ashlee, Lady Donli "On My Own" (Circoloco)
  153. Dehd "Empty In My Mind" (Fat Possom)
  154. Sault "Angel" (Forever Living Originals)
  155. TSHA "Water (feat. Oumou Sangar​é​)" (Ninja Tune)
  156. Rebuke "Utopia" (Drumcode)
  157. Library Tapes "Suspense" (1631)
  158. Dan Reeder "Fun Campfire Song" (Oh Boy)
  159. Neil Young "Fuck Joe Rogan" (Anywhere But Spotify)
Sorry Neil but with one notable exception, most of the songs/singles above are on a Spotify playlist.

  1. Various Artists Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Live at the Harlem Cultural Festival, 1969) (Sony)
  2. Various Artists Jon Savage's 1977-1979 - Symbols Clashing Everywhere (Ace)
  3. Freddy Roland y su Orquesta de Moda Freddy Roland y su Orquesta de Moda (Vampisoul)
  4. Ella Fitzgerald Ella at the Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook (Verve)
  5. Ornette Coleman Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Recordings (Craft Recordings)
  6. Ann Peebles and the Hi Rhythm Section Live In Memphis (Memphis International)
  7. Wire Not About To Die (Pink Flag)
  8. The Dollyrots Down the Rabbit Hole (Wicked Cool)
  9. África Negra Antologia Vol​.​1 (Bongo Joe)
  10. Various Artists Mainstream Funk (Wewantsounds)
  11. Various Artists Swing Time Christmas (Tuff City)
  12. Grateful Dead Dick's Picks 04 (Real Gone)
  13. Anthony Moore Flying Doesn't Help (Drag City)
  14. Gavin Bryars The Sinking of the Titanic (Superior Viaduct)
  15. Mohammad Mostafa Heydarian Songs of Horaman (Ramble)
  16. Various Artists Rough Guide To Delta Blues (Vol.2) (World Music Network)
  17. Lee Scratch Perry King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive) (Sanctuary)
  18. Prince The Gold Experience (NPG)
  19. Ray Charles The Spirit of Christmas (Tangerine)
  20. Neil Young Time Fades Away (Reprise)
  21. Various Artists Ain’t Nothing But A House Party – 60s and Early 70s Club Soul Classics (Cherry Red)
  22. Hideto Sasaki, Toshiyuki Sekine Quartet + 1 Stop Over (BBE)
  23. The Knitters Poor Little Critter on the Road (Fat Possum)
  24. Son House Always On My Mind (Eye Sound/Concord)
  25. Astor Piazzolla The American Clavé Recordings (Nonesuch)
  26. John Coltrane Blue Trane: The Complete Masters (Blue Note)
  27. The Meters A Message from the Meters: The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 (Real Gone)
  28. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers In Concert - '62 (Steeplechase)
  29. Various Artists The Kentucky Derby is Decadent & Depraved (Shimmy Disc)
  30. Neil Young Royce Hall 1971 (Warner Bros)
  31. R.E.M. Chronic Town (A&M)
  32. Tony Joe White The Beginning (New West)
  33. Prince and the Revolution Live (NPG)
  34. Jesse Malin Glitter In the Gutter (Wicked Cool)
  35. Volta Jazz Air Jazz (Numero Uno) 
  36. Pedro Limo Recordar É Viver : Antologia Vol​.​1Recordar É Viver : Antologia Vol​.​1 (Bongo Joe)
  37. Eerie Summer the way i don't understand anything anymore (Topshelf)
  38. Various Artists Brown Acid - The Thirteenth Trip (Riding Easy)
  39. The Resonars The Resonars (Bandcamp)
  40. Alice Clark Alice Clark (Wewantsounds)
  41. Voice of the Beehive Let It Bee (London)
  42. Marshall Crenshaw #447 (Shiny Tone/Megaforce)
  43. Skeleton Crew Free Dirt (Live) (Klanggalerie)
  44. Joey Bada$$ 1999 (Pro Era)
  45. Koichi Matsukaze Trio feat Ryojiro Furusawa At The Room 427 (BBE) 
  46. The Disciples Imperial Dub - Vol. 1 (MANIA DUB) 
  47. Syamese Pure Sickness (Crammed Electronic Archives)
  48. Neil Young and the Restless Eldorado (Reprise)
  49. Stoney Edwards Mississippi You're On MY Mind (Capitol)
  50. Various Artists Cheers (Mainstream)
  51. Coco Lagos y sus Orates Descargas (Vampisoul)
  52. Savage Republic Tragic Figures (Real Gone)
  53. Various Artists Come, Let Us Sing (Death Is Not The End)
  54. Tenastelin Wicked Invention (Partial) 
  55. Solar Quest A + B = C in D# (Crammed Electronic Archives)
  56. Ovens Ovens (Tank Crimes)
  57. zakè & City of Dawn Wander [redux] (Zakè Drone Recordings) 
  58. Roy Brooks Beat (Verve) 
  59. Optimist Prime "Be Real Or Beefaroni" (Tuff City)
  60. Enno Velthuys Different Places (Dead Mind)
  61. Louise Post But I Love You Without Mascara (Demos '97​-​'98) (Bandcamp)
  62. Benoit Pioulard Roil (Bandcamp)

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  • Cosey Fanni Tutti Re-Sisters: The Lives and Recordings of Delia Derbyshire, Margery Kempe and Cosey Fanni Tutti
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