The king of Grunge – aka, Jackson Murray drags himself away from the pyramid of Ferrero Rocher to educate us on his top 10 albums of 2022 – let’s take a look!
10. Chat Pile – God’s Country
This has to be one of the most devastating albums released this year. It’s certainly one I have to be in the right mood for but rewarding all the same.
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9. The Callous Daoboys – Celebrity Therapist
This album from the Atlanta-based hardcore band blends The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Chariot-style chaos with a pop sensibility not far away from Panic At The Disco.
Check out: Title Track
8. Soul Glo – Diaspora Problems
This is a furious hardcore that comes across like a modern-day Bad Brains, but one that goes to many different places.
Check out: Gold Chain Punk(whogonabeatmyass)
7. Matelotage – Mayday
This is the debut album from the San Diego band that play an accessible brand of noise rock. Spicy!
Check out: All Lies
6. Intechnicolour – Midnight Heavyweight
This second album from the melodic stoner UK-based band is a huge step up from their debut, Big Sleeper. Get on it!
Check out: Turn it Loose
5. Drug Church – Hygiene
This fourth album from the alt-rock-infused punk band continues the same path they set out on their previous album, Cheer.
Check out: Detective Lieutenant
4. Down I Go – Aum Shinrikyo
No one quite sounds like Down I Go. They are a mix of hardcore, noise rock, jazzy horns and a 100 other ideas. Very hard to classify!
Check out: A Busy Morning In The Springtime
3. Lizzo – Special
This is probably the most out-of-the-ordinary thing I’ve ever put on these lists. Pure pop brilliance!
Check out: About Damn Time
2. Birds in Row – Gris Klein
This is the French trio’s third album and most accessible yet. This is like a noise rock version of Touché Amore!
Check out: Water wings
1. Spielbergs – Vestli
This second album from the band has an incredibly lo-fi production but still manages to come across as joyful and wide-eyed.
Check out: When They Come For Me