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2022

Lots of surprises for me, but a weaker year overall. Many great albums, few that blew me away. I actually listened to a lot of Kpop and Killing Joke this year, more than most of the stuff listed here. Anyway, top 25 is in order, the rest is stuff that I found enjoyable.
1Pure Reason Revolution
Above Cirrus


What a surprise this year, love this record. Amplifier meets Steven Wilson
2Dreamcatcher (KR)
Apocalypse : Save Us


Really catchy record with tight songs, seeing them live was a bonus for me.
3Porcupine Tree
Closure/Continuation


A grower, but rewarding nonetheless. Gavin's drumming is half of the record's charm.
4Elder (USA-MA)
Innate Passage


Very strong record with lots of excellent moments.
5Valleyheart
Heal My Head


Another lovely surprise as I wasn't aware of these guys until now.
6Chat Pile
God's Country


Same here, quite a haunting record.
7Ethel Cain
Preacher's Daughter


Hypnotizing record, perhaps a bit too long yet very strong overall.
8Viagra Boys
Cave World


Much better than the previous LP, some excellent tunes on this one.
9Cult of Luna
The Long Road North


Ultimately compelling.
10Bodyjar
New Rituals


Bodyjar keep going strong.
11Haircuts for Men
HFM88


Soothing vapor/synthwave.
12Sasquatch
Fever Fantasy


With a clearer production, this could have been even better.
13Coheed and Cambria
Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind


Polarizing, but the pop prog-ish direction brought some catchy stuff.
14No Devotion
No Oblivion


The middle section of this record is awesome.
15Calexico
El Mirador


A welcomed return to Latino inspired music.
16The Dear Hunter
Antimai


Interesting direction, sometimes it works wonders.
17Boris
Heavy Rocks (2022)


Manic Boris return, does justice to the series.
18Conan
Evidence of Immortality


Conan killing it as always.
19Tim Bowness
Butterfly Mind


Tim is still feeding on our tears.
20Wo Fat
The Singularity


Glad they are back, some strong grooves here.
21Motorpsycho
Ancient Astronauts


This is still excellent, but perhaps less rewarding than the all-encompassing odysseys they released lately?
22Crippled Black Phoenix
Banefyre


Too much, but has some awesome tracks.
23Spiritualized
Everything Was Beautiful
24Papir
7
25Wilderun
Epigone
26Honey Harper
Honey Harper and the Infinite Sky
27Red Hot Chili Peppers
Unlimited Love


I listened to this way more than I should have, I am a bit ashamed tbh.
28Boris
fade
2916
Into Dust
30Colour Haze
Sacred
31Kendrick Lamar
Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers
32Interpol
The Other Side of Make-Believe


This grew on me lately.
33The Flower Kings
By Royal Decree
34Charli XCX
Crash
35Rammstein
Zeit
36Cypress Hill
Back In Black
37Shapeshifter (JPN)
Dark Ritual
38Fleshwater
We're Not Here To Be Loved
39The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Fire Doesn't Grow on Trees
40Clutch
Sunrise On Slaughter Beach
41KEN mode
Null
42Russian Circles
Gnosis
43Red Hot Chili Peppers
Return of the Dream Canteen
44The Mars Volta
The Mars Volta
45PIG
The Merciless Light
46William Basinski and Janek Schaefer
“ . . . on reflection "
47Taeyeon
INVU
48Wyatt E.
Al Beluti Daru
50Pluralone
This is the Show
51Skullcrusher
Quiet the Room
52Author and Punisher
Kruller
53Solar Fields
Formations
54Deepspace
The Blue Dunes
55Sudan Archives
Natural Brown Prom Queen
56Wang Wen
Painful Clown and Ninja Tiger
58Terror Cosmico
Miasma
59Boris
W
60Toundra
Hex
61The Black Keys
Dropout Boogie
62Metatron Omega
ISIH
63KMFDM
Hyena
64Demonauta
Low Melodies About Chaos
66Skold
Dead God
67(G)I-DLE
I Never Die
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