Favorite Albums of 2022


What were your favorite albums of the year? I thought this year had a lot of great releases – looking forward to seeing your lists! Here’s my rundown:


  1. The Midnight — Heroes
  2. Butch Walker — Butch Walker as… Glenn
  3. Robert De Leo — Lessons Learned
  4. Wilco — Cruel Country
  5. Jack Johnson — Meet the Moonlight
  6. The Smashing Pumpkins — ATUM (Part 1)
  7. Taylor Swift — Midnights
  8. The Red Hot Chili Peppers — Return of the Dream Canteen
  9. Willie Nelson — A Beautiful Time
  10. Bruce Springsteen — Only the Strong Survive

Honorable Mentions


Live Albums and Compilations

  1. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers — Live at the Fillmore (1997)
  2. Fruit Bats — Sometimes a Cloud is Just a Cloud: Slow Growers, Sleeper Hits and Lost Songs (2001–2021)


  1. The National & Bon Iver — Weird Goodbyes
  2. Circles Around the Sun — Outer Boroughs
  3. Neal Casal — Cora Jones
  4. The Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Shape I’m Takin’


Well, this one was quite easy since I have only managed to hear one new album this year that I have been genuinely fond of back to back (Wilco’s new one also has some great songs, though) – and, heck, it is not even a proper album:

Phosphorescent – The Full Moon Project
Houck released a series of covers every full moon, including ‘I’m a Mess’, ‘Storms’, ‘Corpus Christi Bay’, ‘Big Red Sun Blues’, ‘Tryin’ to Get to Heaven’ and ‘Any Old Miracle’. One can really tell that he put in a big effort in crafting his take on every single one of these songs. In my book, this one sets the bar for how a covers album should be done (no other artist mentioned, no other artist forgotten). Oh, wait. He already did that with ‘From Willie’ in 2009. But this one is probably even stronger.


My favorites:

Me/And/Dad - Billy Strings
Native Sons - Los Lobos
Cruel Country - Wilco
Dropout Boogie - The Black Keys
The Blues Don’t Lie - Buddy Guy

Not a very adventurous year for me.


I have to check out that Billy Strings album.

Kevin Morby - This is a Photograph
Neil Young - World Record
Jim Lauderdale - Game Changer
Melissa Carper- Ramblin’ Soul
Dan Bern - Songs for Mr Tony Vol 1 and 2


Amanda Shires, Take It Like a Man
Steve Earle, Jerry Jeff
Molly Tuttle, Crooked Tree
Brennen Leigh, Obsessed with the West
The Grand Southern, Don’t Say Anything


Wet Leg - Wet Leg


Stephen Sanchez - easy on my eyes
Taylor swift - midnights
first aid kit - palamino
childers - can i take my hounds to heaven
caamp - lavender days
jamestown revival - young man
morgan wade - reckless deluxe edition
harry styles - harry’s house
john craigie - mermaid salt
kathleen edwards - dogs and alcohol EP
ian noe - river fools and mountain saints


I’m screen shooting all yer guys stuff.


if you just get mine you’re fine :slight_smile:


But Harry Styles


dude. you got dan bern on your list


I have a Harry Styles Scrunchie because I could never imagine a more of-this-moment object could exist. I love it.


See that makes sense. Harry Styles = scrunchie


He’s my friend


Ha!!! He’s pretty great

I love his cover of thunder road


He does great live streams. “Hunker in the Bunker” and tells wonderful stories. He’s not really my friend. We just got to hang out.


hey! I thought I had quite a list there. Plus categories :joy:


Lol you all do!!!


That third Alvvays record, Blue Rev, is incredible. Definitely my fave of 2022. Never realized how dense some of Molly Rankin’s lyrics were. And insanely thick production. Like My Bloody Valentine power pop lol