2022: Best Listens

30 faves (new releases)

  1. Mabe Fratti – Se Ve Desde Aquí
  2. Fievel is Glauque – Flaming Swords
  3. Rosalía – Motomami
  4. Lucrecia Dalt – ¡Ay!
  5. Marina Herlop – Pripyat 
  6. Contour – Onwards!
  7. Naima Bock – Giant Palm
  8. Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek – Dost 2
  9. Marion Rampal – Tissé
  10. Sudan Archives – Natural Brown Prom Queen
  11. El Khat – Albat Alawi Op. 99
  12. Marina Allen – Centrifics
  13. Park Jiha – The Gleam
  14. Hatis Noit – Aura
  15. Sarah Davachi – Two Sisters
  16. Sessa – Estrela Acesa
  17. Star Feminine Band – In Paris
  18. Alexander Deplume – GOLD
  19. Voice Actor – Songs from My Telephone
  20. Quelle Chris – Deathframe
  21. Paavorharju & Joose Keskitalo – Happiness
  22. Moor Mother – Jazz Codes
  23. Tim Bernardes – Mil Coisas Inviseis
  24. Cate Le Bon – Pompeii
  25. Kristine Leschper – The Opening, Or Closing of a Door
  26. billy woods – Aethiopes
  27. Antonia Cytrynowicz + Sam Gendel – LIVE A LITTLE
  28. Citron Citron – Chagrin Bleu
  29. Jessca Hoop – Order of Romance
  30. Olovson – Storytelling

10 faves (reissues)

  1. Maha – Orkos
  2. V/A – Padang Moonrise: The Birth of the Modern Indonesian Recording Industry (1955-1969)
  3. Luiza Brina – A Toada Vem é Pelo Vento
  4. Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru – s/t
  5. Tia Blake & Her Folk Group – Folksongs & Ballads
  6. Iftin Band – Mogadishu’s Finest: The Al-Uruba Sessions
  7. Ferkat Al Ard – Oghneya
  8. Ernst Hood – Back to the Woodlands
  9. Staples Jr. Singers – When Do We Get Paid
  10. V/A – Down & Out (NTS)

Others (most-spun)

The ruthless digital counters say these are the 2022 releases I listened to most beyond the top 40 above.

  • Adelaida – Cántaro
  • Aldous Harding – Warm Chris
  • Alice Phoebe Lou – Child’s Play
  • Anadol – Felicita
  • Anteloper – Pink Dolphins
  • Aoife Nessa Frances – Protector
  • Arima Edera – An Orange Colored Day
  • Ayanda Sikade – Umakhulu
  • Balka Sound – s/t
  • Bill Callahan – YTILAER
  • Bill Fay – Still Some Light Part 1
  • Bitchin Bajas – Bajascillators
  • Branko Mataja – Over Fields and Mountains
  • Broadcast – Mida Vale Sessions
  • Carla dal Forno – Come Around
  • Charles Lloyd – Trios: Chapel (Live)
  • Chris Olsen – Human! Sound! …
  • Daniel Villarreal – Panamá 77
  • Dexter Story & Carlos Niño – Feel Recordings vol 1
  • Diatom Deli – Time~Lapse Nature
  • Duval Timothy – Meeting with a Judas Tree
  • Etran de L’Aïr – Agadez
  • Eyal Talmudi & Rejoicer – The Audience
  • Group Listening – Clarinet & Piano, Selected Works vol 2
  • Gwenno – Tresor
  • Horse Lords – Comradely Objects
  • Jana Horn – Optimism
  • Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer – Recordings from the Åland Islands
  • Jonathan Personne – s/t
  • Karima Walker – demos
  • Kadhja Bonet – JGS / For You / Dear Gina
  • Läuten der Seele – s/t
  • Leoni Leoni – s/t
  • Linda Ayupuka – God Created Everything
  • Loraine James – Build Something Beautiful for Me
  • Lysandre – Sans oublier
  • Maria Chira Argirò – Forest City
  • Maxine Funke – Pieces of Driftwood
  • Maya McCraven – In These Times
  • Medicine Singers – s/t
  • mim & Charlene Darling – L’amour aux mille parfums
  • Modern Nature – Island of Noise
  • Molly Lewis – Mirage
  • OKI – Tonkori in the Moonlight
  • Rachika Nayar – Heaven Come Crashing
  • Robert Stillman – What Does It Mean to Be an American?
  • Rude Skott Osborn Trio – The Virtue of Temperance
  • Ryley Walker – So Certain
  • Sam Gendel – blueblue
  • SAULT – (5 LPs)
  • Silvia Tarozzi – Canti di guerra, di lavoro e d’amore
  • Sophie Birch & Antonia Nowacka – Languoria
  • Steve Gunn – Nakama
  • Surya Botofasina – Everyone’s Children
  • Tegh & Adel Poursamadi – Ima (ایما)
  • The Mauskovic Dance Band – Bukaroo Bank
  • V.C.R. – The Chronicles of a Caterpillar: The Egg
  • Vilhelm Bromander – Aurora
  • Wau Wau Collectif – Mariage
  • Weyes Blood – And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow
  • Yaya Bey – Remember Your North Star

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