2022 Best of Lists
It's already past the point where we created the equivalent thread last year. Share here the things you liked best this year and the lists you find of what other folk liked best (so that we can try to avoid panic-editing our own mental lists with things we missed).
I am actually curious to see how this goes this year, because within the little bubble of my own tastes, I feel as if this was a bit of a fallow year. Quite a few folk I follow released their major emerging-from-lockdown statement album last year and were relatively quiet/back on the road this year. Of course there were things I liked, but when I started working on my own list I found there was less that immediately leapt out to me as having been important or a standout release this year. I am curious to what degree that reflects just my own state of mind (back to a full face-to-face university workload with some of the online things added during the pandemic not subtracted). I started listening toward compiling my own list early, and found that I was working through dozens and dozens of albums that were perfectly ... OK. Is it just me? Probably. I am curious what others found this year that excited them.