My Favorite Albums of 2022

I know that ranking your favorite albums of the year is a bit passe at this point, but I like to do it anyway as a way to boost all of the music I loved again as the year comes to a close. That in mind, here is every single album from 2022 that I (a) had nothing to do with (playing on it, releasing it, etc.) and (b) enjoyed listening to during 2022, ranked in a general order from "stuff I thought about and listened to the most" to "stuff I listened to once, enjoyed, and didn't return too." But even those albums at the bottom of the list are still great and deserve a good listen!

Ok, that's enough. Here's what I enjoyed this year:

  1. Sexual Jeremy- The Real Sexual Jeremy


  2. Puce Mary- You Must Have Been Dreaming



  3. All six albums released by Lucky Bone this year, but especially Music Box Memories (and other pandoras)



  4. Rudolph Eb.er & Will Guthrie- H I L T



  5. Moth Cock- Whipped Stream and Other Earthly Delights



  6. Wasteland Jazz Ensemble- S/T



  7. Matmos- Regards/Ukłony dla Bogusław Schaeffer



  8. Suncarcass- Flower Crown



  9. Asha Sheshadri- Interior Monologues



  10. Sewer Election/Charmaine Lee- Navigation I Inre Och Yttre Landskap



  11. Joe Colley- Deformation of Tone



  12. Trevor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant avec Folie à Quatre- Seances



  13. Cyrus Pireh- Still Here, Still Ripping + Visitor




  14. Kate Rissiek- Delayed Signals



  15. Editrix- Editrix II Editrix Goes to Hell



  16. Soul Glo- Diaspora Problems



  17. Moth Drakula- S/T



  18. Like Weeds- Renegade Settlement



  19. Mary Halvorson- Amaryllis



  20. Saajtak- For the Makers



  21. Horse Lords- Comradely Objects



  22. Teen Prime- no. 5 (but also 1-4)



  23. Diamanda Galas- Broken Gargoyles



  24. Extra Life- Secular Works, Vol. 2



  25. Id m theft able- ...l...e...t...t...i...n...g...s...



  26. Territorial Gobbing- Three Chords and a Haircut



  27. Andrew Weathers- Dryfall



  28. Torschlusspanik- intersexual healing



  29. New Monuments- Language is the Skin



  30. Developer- I’m Sorry, I’m Crazy, I Miss You



  31. Perverts in White Shirts- Meaning What Exactly?



  32. OXBOW & Peter Brötzmann- An Eternal Reminder of Not Today / Live at Moers


  33. Oren Ambarchi- Shebang


  34. NNAMDÏ- Please Have a Seat


  35. Shiroishi/Tiesenga- empty vessels


  36. Fred Moten / Brandon López / Gerald Cleaver- S/T


  37. Jon Mueller- The Future is Unlimited, Always


  38. Cloud Rat- Threshold


  39. Chat Pile- God’s Country


  40. Retribution Body- Baphomet


  41. J Soliday- A Certain Nausea of Forms


  42. Skin Graft- Final Judgement


  43. Lucas Abela- Making Corner/Full Body Promise


  44. Anthony Amelang- Traumland


  45. Slit Throats- Joshi Noise Worship: The Blood Quest of Risa Sera


  46. Coppice- Observatory Sound: Simulated Diffusion in the Likeness of the Yerkes Observatory


  47. Manja Ristić- Him, fast sleeping, soon he found In labyrinth of many a round, self-rolled


  48. Demonologists w/ Junko- Nure-Onna


  49. Aaron Turner & Jon Mueller- Bow That You’ve Found It


  50. Developer/Luer- Split


  51. Hypertrophy- Trading Pain


  52. Kee Avil- Crease


  53. Flower-Corsano Duo- The Halcyon


  54. Neural Goldberg- a single grawlix


  55. Multiform Palace- Future Mirror


  56. The Bozo Big Shit Garbage Band- Crusher With mouth


  57. Earl Sweatshirt- SICK!


  58. Oort Smog Every Motherfucker is your Brother


  59. Durian Brow- The Third Brow


  60. Enzo Minarelli- De Revolutionbus


  61. Moor Mother- Jazz Codes


  62. Sza- SOS


  63. Codeine- Dessau


  64. The Center for Understanding New Trigonometries- Shapes, for Experts


  65. Manas- Live at Ace of Cups


  66. Bill Orcutt- Music for Four Guitars


  67. Angelwings Marmalade- I Declare Bankruptchy


  68. Björk- fossora


  69. Piri Reis- Ritma


  70. Jetski- Reflex Engine


  71. Keiji Haino- My lord Music, I most humbly beg your indulgence in the hope that you will do me the honour of permitting this seed called Keiji Haino to be planted within you


  72. Jordan Reyes- Everything is Always


  73. Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective- Ngủ Ngày Ngay Ngày Tận Thế


  74. Guerilla Toss- Famously Alive


  75. Ben Vida + Lea Bertucci- Murmurations


  76. Social Catepillar- When You Woke Up to Dances of Light


  77. Justin Von Strasburg- lowercase trees


  78. Groan Man- S/T


  79. Alex York- Buenos Aires 1899


  80. Envenomist & Θ- The Barrens


  81. Network Glass and Jason Crumer- Prerequisite


  82. Bromp Treb- Bald Eagle Over Food City


  83. Andrew Weathers- Sciatic Assemblage


  84. Fog of Joy- S/T


  85. Daniel Bachman- Almanac Behind


  86. 700 Bliss- Nothing to Declare


  87. Mariam Rezaei- SADTITZZZ


  88. Tatu Metsätähti & Olli Hänninen- Repullinen Skittejä


  89. Antoine Chessex, Francisco Meirino, Jérôme Noetinger- Maiandros

  90. Logan Heuer- The Pattern


  91. Nick Grunerud- 300 Percent Will Power!


  92. Tontine Ensemble- Dogma Protocol


  93. Stress Orphan- Raid


  94. v/a- Get This: 32 tracks for Free- A Tribute to Peter Rehberg


  95. Sontag Shogun- Flutter & Scrape


  96. Necking- Final Embers of Sunlight


  97. Carl Stone- We Jazz Reworks Vol. 2


  98. v/a- Dedicated to Zbigniew Karkowski 2


  99. Bridget Ferrill & Áslaug Magnúsdóttir- Woodwind Quintet


  100. Cecyl Ruehlen- Levitation Elixir


  101. Without- Be Corny


  102. Large Print- In the Clouds


  103. Kendraplex- Two Rivers


  104. La Roche- Liye Liye


  105. Cloning- Wet Circuits


  106. Apologist- turnout


  107. PCRV- Utopia


  108. Model Home- Saturn in the Basement


  109. Ripe Tooth- Hope It Rot


  110. Marja Ahti & Judith Hamann- A coincidence is perfect, intimate attunement


  111. Bardo Todol- El Violín Dorado, El Violín Arabe


  112. Kendrick Lamar- Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers


  113. Bill Nace- Live in Jersey City


  114. Cheryl E. Leonard- Antarctica: Music From the ice


  115. ShrapKnel- Metal Lung


  116. Phirnis- Chill Noise


  117. Storage Unit Music- S/T


  118. Benjamin Vanweelden- Victim of the Bermuda


  119. Piercing- Luxurious Ephemera


  120. Nancy Mounir- Nozhet El Nofous


  121. Open mike eagle- a tape called component system with the auto reverse


  122. Territorial Gobbing- Suffer for Succotash Suffer For Succotash by Territorial Gobbing

  123. Anglewings Marmalade- God with the Lights Off


  124. Matt Carlson- Bowling Alone


  125. Early Routines- Feedback Ring


  126. Guillermo Pizarro- Black Slabe 4: Two Compositions for Mater Tenebarum


  127. Dave Phillips- Cicada Trance


  128. Shanna Sordahl- So She Shone/So They Shone


  129. Mold Omen- Billy Bones His Fancy


  130. Akira Sileas- No-input Miniatures


  131. Signe Lidén & Espen Sommer Eide- Vertical Studies: Archival Spirals


  132. The Smudge- NMNP


  133. Jacob Wick- Standards


  134. Zach Rowden- False Positive


  135. Head Boggle- Dual Piano


  136. SOLIDAY / GUTZEIT- Numbers


  137. DerekGedaleciaToriKudoRichHoush- Filled in a moment, taken away in a moment


  138. Spiders Band- S/T


  139. Beast Nest- Sicko


  140. N Chambers- Mirage Colony


  141. Andrew Bernstein- a presentation


  142. Pinkcourtesyphone- shouting at nuance


  143. Charmaine Lee/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Gabby Fluke-Mogul/Joanna Mattrey/Weston Olencki- Live in Accord


  144. Tran Uy Duc- Came


  145. Manja Ristić- Rings of Water


  146. C. Reider- feedback systems January 2022


  147. Onur Żłobnicki- 355/113


  148. Leya- Eyeline


  149. Prayer Rope- Synodus Horrenda


  150. Like Weeds/Bastard Noise- Human Free Eden


  151. CC Sorenson- Twin Mirror


  152. Christoper Luna-Mega- Times Arrow


  153. Lia Kohl- Too Small to be a Plain


  154. Seth Andrew Davis- Highways Jammed with Broken Heroes


  155. Azhdarchids- The Great Dying


  156. v/a- Tapes Ruin Tapes


  157. Yeule- Glitch Princess


  158. Pete Cann- Lens Deficiency


  159. v/a- Fargo Noise 2022