Posted on Wednesday 21st December 2022 at 17:10
As we wave goodbye to 2022 and look forward to 2023 and all the great shows on offer, we thought it would be the perfect time to bring you our favourite albums of the year!
There were so many incredible releases this year, but we've chosen 20 of our favourites to let you know about across 4 parts, here are the second set of five!
Alex G - God Save the Animals
For fans of: Cat Seat Headrest, King Krule, Big Thief
Released: 23rd September
What the critics say: "The cult star's latest is delightfully idiosyncratic, and further confirms his place as one of his generation's most consistently brilliant songwriters." - NME
Stand out track: Runner
See Alex G live in Leeds and Nottingham next year. TICKETS HERE.
Aldous Harding - Warm Chris
For fans of: Sharon van Etten, Kevin Morby, This Is the Kit
Released: 25th March
What the critics say: "The variety in the instrumentation is only met by the variety in her voice; going through registers, accents and even characters, 'Warm Chris' is an album covering the complex and enigmatic voices of a supremely singular talent." - Clash
Stand out track: Fever
See Aldous Harding in Bristol and Cardiff next year. TICKETS HERE.
Electric Callboy - Tekkno
For fans of: Bury Tomorrow, Ice Nine Kills, Memphis May Fire
Released: 16th September
What the critics say: "Tekkno is a stratospheric leap forward in every way, and a truly monumental representation of everything that this band stands for." - Distorted Sound
Stand out track: We Got The Moves
See Electric Callboy live in London in April and on their UK tour in October. TICKETS HERE.
The Mary Wallopers - The Mary Wallopers
For fans of: Lankum, Ye Vagabonds, Stick In The Wheel
Released: 28th October
What the critics say: “Dundalk group’s debut is raucous fun and features fantastic musicians" - Irish Times
Stand out track: Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice
See The Mary Wallopers live in Leeds and Bath next year. TICKETS HERE.
The Orielles - Tableau
For fans of: The Big Moon, Pip Blom, Goat Girl
Released: 7th October
What the critics say: "On their fourth album, Tableau, the exploratory, ambitious side of the band’s music has never been more clear. Many of the songs pick through various genres, magpie-style, subverting expectations." - The Guardian
Stand out track: The Room
See The Orielles live in Nottingham next year. TICKETS HERE.