Records of the Year 2022

Records of the Year 2022

Available now is the 25th edition of our Deluxe newspaper, a new edition with albums of consideration and listings of our many highlights from the last year in music.

Written chronologically, this is what we were listening to and when. In these times of seemingly ever-faster tumultuous change, as a record shop, we have a job and are here to focus on the records on the wall, the records on turntables, records in the post, records over the counter and all the great sonic experiences they bring. We take this responsibility seriously, we are proud to be a conduit, an enabler and an amplifier to these many remarkable sounds. We are a cog, and whether the machine is small or large, we are vital, as are you.

We sincerely hope that you enjoy reading about the amazing albums that have soundtracked 2022 for us, and that this edition helps you find something that moves you.

ⓘ Read more about our Record of the Year, here.
ⓘ Shop and browse each month; January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December and our best Reissues.
ⓘ Read the issue in full, here.
ⓘ Cover and illustrations by Appear Offline.

January 2022

January included releases from; SilverbacksMolly Nilsson, The SoundcarriersBonobo, Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ BillySunn O)))Jake Xerxes FussellEelsGroup Listening and Deep Throat Choir.

ⓘ Read more, shop and tune into the January playlist, here.

February included releases from; Big ThiefBlack Country, New RoadcarolineCate Le BonHolodrum, Keeley Forsyth, Los BitchosMitski, The Order of The 12 and The Reds, Pinks and Purples.

ⓘ Read more, shop and tune into the February playlist, here.

March included releases from; Aldous Harding, Bodega, Bogdan Raczynski, Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul, Huerco S, Ibibio Sound Machine, Ill Considered, Jameszoo, Jenny Hval, The Weather Station and Widowspeak.

ⓘ Read more, shop and tune into the March playlist, here.

March 2022

April included releases from; Astrel K, Daniel Rossen, Fontaines D.C., Ghost Power, Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra, Honeyglaze, Kathryn Joseph, Market, Spiritualized, Tomberlin, Wet Leg and Whatever The Weather.

ⓘ Read more, shop and tune into the April playlist, here.

May included releases from; Alex Izenberg, Diatom Deli, Just Mustard, Kevin Morby, Porridge Radio, Portron Portron Lopez, Quinquis, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Sunflower Bean, The Stroppies and Warpaint.

ⓘ Read more, shop and tune into the May playlist, here.

June included releases from; The Smile, Hatis Noit, Akusmi, Kelly Lee Owens, Angel Olsen, Deliluh, Vintage Crop, Horsegirl, Kendrick Lamar, Joan Shelley, TV Priest, Forgiveness, Flasher and Robocobra Quartet.

ⓘ Read more, shop and tune into the June playlist, here.

July included releases from; black midi, Cola, Gwenno, Interpol, Katy J Pearson, Naima Bock, Oog Bogo, Phil Cook, TRAAMS, Viagra Boys and Working Men's Club.

Read more, shop and tune into the July playlist, here.

May 2022

August included releases from; Belief, Danger Mouse & Black Thought, Elaine Howley, Julia Jacklin, OSEES, Rich Ruth, Szun Waves, The Lounge Society and Thee Sacred Souls.

ⓘ Read more, shop and tune into the August playlist, here.

September included releases from; Beth Orton, Bitchin Bajas, Björk, Chris Forsyth, DITZ, Duster, Gemma Cullingford, Jockstrap, Lambchop, Makaya McCraven, Marina Allen, Pale Blue Eyes, Sarah Davachi, Sudan Archives and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

ⓘ Read more, shop and tune into the September playlist, here.

October included releases from; Aoife Nessa Frances, Bill Callahan, Daphni, Drugdealer, Dry Cleaning, Dungen, Gilla Band, Goat, Loraine James, Peel Dream Magazine, PVA, Rival Consoles, Sorry, Surprise Chef and The Orielles.

ⓘ Read more, shop and tune into the October playlist, here.

Best Reissues

November included releases from; Breanna Barbara, Daniel Avery, Ezra Collective, Fenella, Gold Panda, Heather Trost, Loraine James, Panda Bear & Sonic Boom, Richard Dawson, Sarathy Korwar, Special Interest, Tom Skinner and Weyes Blood.

ⓘ Read more, shop and tune into the November playlist, here.

This year included reissues from; Charles Stepney, Drexciya, Ferry Djimmy, Harold Budd, Horace Tapscott Quintet, Hot Chocolate, Kikagaku Moyo, Leo Nocentelli, Lou Ragland, Lou Reed, Magician, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, New Life Trio, Pharoah Sanders, Ryo Kawasaki, Steve Reid, The Beatles, The Staples Jr. Singers, Earl’s Closet, Wilco, Yamash'ta & The Horizon and Yuji Toriyama.

ⓘ Read more, shop and tune into the Reissues playlist, here.

ⓘ Read the issue in full, here.


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