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CHIRP Radio writesCHIRP Radio’s Top Ten Albums of 2022

CHIRP Radio Best of 2022

This December, as we are inclined to do every year, CHIRP Radio has been sharing our thoughts on the albums that captured our attention in 2022.

The records listed below are just a small sample of the 250+ albums our volunteers cited for this year, but they are the most-mentioned ones, and for very good reasons.

Amidst a great collection of newcomers and veteran players, the top spot on this year’s survey goes to a duo from the Isle of Wight that formed in 2019 and whose debut album has got people paying attention on both sides of the Atlantic.

Best wishes from all of us to all of you for 2023 and beyond!

 

 

 

 

#1 Wet Leg by Wet Leg (Domino)

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Wet Leg Wet LegThis album is packed with catchy, droll earworms that made me feel happy and clever just listening to it. The music videos are fantastic. I want to hang out with Wet Leg. I want to know what the Isle of Wight is like. They are a culmination/reflection of so much great post-punk and pop that it's NO WONDER it ended up being my favorite release of 2022.

The nonsense opinions swirling around that this band is somehow fake and didn't write their songs because they emerged fully-formed is 100% misogyny. No one would say that about a male-identified-fronted outfit. So if that's you, look within. Meanwhile I'll be over here partying with Wet Leg in the living room, dancing on the chaise and pretending to drink warm beer. --Matt Garman

 

 

 

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Shawn Campbell writesCHIRP Radio’s Best of 2022: Shawn Campbell

CHIRP Radio Best of 2022

Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its volunteers’ top albums of 2022. Our next list is from CHIRP Founder and General Manager, DJ Saturdays 12-2pm Shawn Campbell.

I always put off making my list until the last possible minute because I'm sure I'll either forget something that came out back in January or February, or I'll miss something that came out in the last six weeks of the year that I end up loving.

So here I am with two days to go in the year getting this thing done. I've been able to look at a million other lists to make sure I haven't missed anything, and I actually did have a couple of late year records that I ended up loving. So without further ado...

 

 

 

 

 

Giving the World Away by Hatchie (Secretly Canadian)

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Hatchie Giving the World AwayWhile this is officially an unranked list, this second Hatchie album was definitely the one I listened to the most this year. One glistening, dreamy pop earworm after another.

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Andy Vaso writesCHIRP Radio’s Best of 2022: Andy Vasoyan

CHIRP Radio Best of 2022

Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its volunteers’ top albums of 2022. Our next list is from DJ Andy Vasoyan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You by Big Thief (4AD)

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Big Thief Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In YouA sprawling masterwork, Big Thief's Adrienne Lenker soars to incredible heights (with only a few occasional missteps) on what is probably going to be a universal inclusion on most top 10 lists. "Simulation Swarm" is the song of the year 2022.

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