It’s that time of year again - here is a place to post your favourite albums of 2022. Your top 10, top 5, top 20, or just your favourite - all contributions welcome!
I’ll kick things off. If I’m being honest I don’t think this was quite as good a musical year for me as 2021, but here’s my top 10 for what it’s worth:
Album of the Year:
David Longdon - Door One
Just a fantastic legacy from one of my favourite prog artists who sadly passed away a year ago. Beautiful album.
Others in my top 10, in no specific order:
Lobate Scarp - You Have It All
Andy Timmons - Electric Truth
Wilderun - Epigone
D’Virgilio Morse Jennings - Troika
Al Di Meola/Jean-Luc Ponty/Stanley Clarke - Live at Montreux 1994
Threshold - Dividing Lines
Kite Parade - The Way Home
Joanne Shaw Taylor - Nobody’s Fool
Earthling - Eddie Vedder
Six By Six - S/T
Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited Live: Seconds Out & More
Children of the Sün - Roots
Binker Golding - Dream Like a Dogwood Wild Boy
Philosophobia - S/T
Nice list @Rockhound
I have been whittling my list down over the last few days and a little cross over with yours. Hopefully post soon and I imagine others are doing the same
Sort of in order, but a challenge to limit to 10 (but I only included albums I bought)
Dawnwalker - House of Sand
D’Virgillio, Morse, Jennings - Troika
Rammstein - Zeit
Envy of None - Envy of None
The Mysterines - Reeling
Alter Bridge - pawns & Kings
Gggolddd - This shame should not be mine
Ozzy Osbourne - Patient Number 9
Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - Reset
Bush - The Art of survival
Bubbling under (and in contention to the end)
Ghost - Imperia
Frayle - Skin & Sorrow
Iaini - Sunir
Messa - Close
Wilderun - Epigone
Camp Cope - Running with the Hurricane
Lunar Mercia - Leaving the Fragile space
Taylor Swift - Midnights
Teramaze - Flight of the wounded
Architects - The classic symptoms of a broken spirit
Coheed and Cambria - Vaxis II
Syberia - Statement on Death
Toundra - Hex
Excellent selection! A good few on there were certainly albums I really enjoyed this year - Ozzy and Envy of None particularly.
Not really a huge fan but have to admit this is a very good album.
I got down to about 25 a week ago, and I only had 5 confirmed by this evening. So then you have to go with the gut feeling
I always enjoy these threads and will post my top 10 tomorrow.
I decided to be different…lol
Going to post my top 12, one from each month of the year.
December …Dead by the Dawn/ Autumns Grief
November …Jumping the Milestone/ Flamborough Head
October …Nobodys Fool/Joanne Shaw taylor
September …Army of Dreamers/Russel Allen & Anette Olzon
August …A Model Life/Lonely Robot
July …The Myth of the Mostophus/Ryo Okumoto
June …Songs from the hard Shoulder/The Tangent
May …Give it Back/The Pineapple Thief
April …Electric Truth/Andy Timmons
March …Postcards from the end of the World/Shining Black
February …Troika/D’Virgillio ,Morse & Jennings
January …Acoustic Adventures Vol1/Sonata Arctica.
Very tough call here, lots of very hard decisions
Good plan! Look forward to that
I was editing my post adding them in but whoo boy, could have easily doubled that list …or more.
Been a very good year I think.
It’s a pretty damn good list! Lots of my faves on there too, even if they didn’t make my final list!
3 of yours got removed from my bubbling under list as I posted, due to embarrassment at the size
Good list though
This was not an easy task in a good way. I added 1389 New Releases in 2022. Decided early on to rate as either 4.5, 5.0 or 5.0+ or no rating at all.
At various times as albums either grew on me or I lost that loving feeling, they moved up and down or out of those ratings all together. Ended up with 196 Albums in those categories with 70 of those eventually being 5.0+. From there I have selected 12 as my top choices with another 58 as honourable mentions. So here they are in pic format.
Top 12 - Overall Favourite was a tie between Tosca - Osam and Spain - World of Blue
BTW…I deliberately did not include any live albums as they are not technically “new” as such even if three from this year have been heavily played by myself and on that score could have been in my top 12.
I agree as Soen would have been in top 10 otherwise and Saturday Night in San Franciso and Black Stone Cherry Live at the Albert Hall.
I listened those a lot, but it is hard work making these lists and sticking to the rules
(even if we make the rules ourselves)
Lol, I thought we just made the “rules” up as we went along
Rule #1 - Obey all rules.
I did make them up, and I kept to my own rules and didn’t tell anyone else either
Some great selections there Ferg, thanks for sharing them! Great to see Andy Timmons getting some love in the AOTY thread!