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FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2022

Earlier this week we revealed our favourite Australian (and NZ) albums of 2022 and now it’s the turn of the rest of the planet, with our main list of the year.

There were plenty of familiar faces and artists we love and admire who released new records this year. As always, they hit the listening sweet spot for us, but there were also new artists who we heard for the first time and became instant fans of. Read on to check out our top ten and a further 30 albums that we really dug and highly recommend.

TOP TEN:

  1. Ian Noe – River Fools And Mountain Saints
  2. Wilco – Cruel Country
  3. Drive-By Truckers – Welcome 2 Club XIII
  4. Freya Josephine Hollick – The Real World
  5. Andy Golledge – Strength of a Queen
  6. The Delines – The Sea Drift
  7. Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
  8. Sin City – Welcome To Sin City
  9. Ryan Adams – Romeo & Juliet
  10. Bill Callahan – YTI⅃AƎЯ

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:

  • Willi Carlisle – Peculiar, Missouri
  • Damien Jurado – Reggae Film Star
  • Melissa Carper – Ramblin’ Soul
  • Neil Young with Crazy Horse – Toast
  • Jake Xerxes Fussell – Good and Green Again
  • River Dreams – Small Paintings
  • Mexico City – Closer To Home
  • D.C Cross – Hot-Wire The Lay-Low
  • Charley Crockett – The Man From Waco
  • Arlo McKinley – This Mess We’re In
  • Grace Cummings – Storm Queen
  • Halfway – On The Ghostline, With Hands of Lightning
  • Workhorse – No Photographs
  • Sean Thompson’s – Weird Ears Weird Ears
  • Neil Young with Crazy Horse – World Record
  • Mamas Broke – Narrow Line
  • Robert Connely Farr – Shake It
  • The Deslondes – Ways & Means
  • Tyler Childers – Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven?
  • Erin Rae – Lighten Up
  • Joshua Hedley – Neon Blue
  • Andrew Tuttle – Fleeting Adventure
  • Ben Leece – Marrow Gold/Skywatching 2EP
  • Nikki Lane – Denim & Diamonds
  • Nathan Salsburg – Landwerk No. 3
  • Orville Peck – Bronco
  • Paul Cauthen – Country Coming Down
  • Tami Neilson – Kingmaker
  • Steve Lane – The Great Imposter
  • Dawn Riding – You’re Still Here

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