Sunday, September 18, 2022

McQ's Favorite Albums Of 2022

McQ's Best Of will be updating its best of 2022 album rankings throughout 2022 and 2023, and also updating which albums are in the listening pool below.  

Beyonce's accomplished, retro-dancing, 2022 aggregate poll's topping RENAISSANCE is the latest addition to our rankings.

Highest Recommends

None To Date.

Strong Recommends
1a. Skinty Fia - Fontaines D.C.
1b. This Is A Photograph - Kevin Morby
3. Heart Under - Just Mustard
4. Lucifer On The Sofa - Spoon
6. Cave World - Viagra Boys
7. Dance Fever - Florence + The Machine
8. RENAISSANCE - Beyonce
9. Life On Earth - Hurray For The Riff Raff

Solid Recommends

11. Diaspora Problems - Soul Glo
13. Colder Streams - The Sadies
14. Live At The El Mocambo - The Rolling Stones
15. Electricity - Bibio Sound Machine & Hot Chip
16. Dawn FM - The Weeknd
17. Feeding The Machine - Binker and Moses
18. The Overload - Yard Act
19. Florist
20. Ants From Up Here - Black Country, New Road 

Mild Recommends

22. Tilt - Confidence Man

2022 Albums In The Pool (# listens in/• strong early impression)

1st Congregational Church Of Eternal Love (And Free Hugs) (1) - Kula Shaker
A Bit Of Previous (1) - Belle & Sebastian
A Foul Form (1) - Osees
Aethiopes (1) - Billy Woods
Alpha Zulu (1) - Phoenix
American Heartbreak (1•) - Zach Bryan
Angels & Queens - Part 1 (1) - Gabriels
Asphalt Meadows (1•) - Death Cab For Cutie
Autofiction (1•) - Suede
Being Funny In A Foreign Language (1) - The 1975
Big Time (4) - Angel Olsen
Bleed Out (4•) - The Mountain Goats
Blue Rev (1•) - Alvvays
Blue Skies (1•) - Dehd
CAPRISONGS (1) - FKA Twigs
Carry Me Home (1) - Levon Helm/Mavis Staples
Cheat Codes (1•) - Danger Mouse & Black Thought
Chloe And The Next 20th Century (1) - Father John Misty
Cool It Down (1) - The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Crash (1) - Charli XCX
Cruel Country (1) - Wilco
Dear Scott (1•) - Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band
Endure (1) - Special Interest
Expert In A Dying Field (1•) - The Beths
Farm To Table (1•) - Bartees Strange
Fear Fear (1) - Working Men's Club
Fear Of The Dawn (1•) - Jack White
for you who are the wronged (1•) - Kathryn Joseph
Fossora (1) - Bjork
Gemini Rights (1) - Steve Lacy
God Save The Animals (1) - Alex G
Growing Up (1) - The Linda Lindas
Harry's House (1) - Harry Styles
Heartmind (1) - Cass McCombs
Hellfire (1•) - Black Midi
Hold The Girl (1) - Rina Sawayama
hugo (1) - Loyle Carner
I Am The Moon: I. Crescent (3) - Tedeschi Trucks Band
I Am The Moon: II. Ascension (1) - Tedeschi Trucks Band
I Am The Moon: III. Ascension (1) - Tedeschi Trucks Band
I Am The Moon: III. Farewell (1) - Tedeschi Trucks Band
I Love You Jennifer B (1) - Jockstrap
If My Wife New I'd Be Dead (1•) - CMAT
IMPERA (1) - Ghost
In These Times (1•) - Makaya McCraven
It's Almost Dry (1) - Pusha T
Labrynthitis (1) - Destroyer
Laurel Hell (1) - Mitski
LP3 (1) - Hippo Campus
Melt My Eyez See Your Future (1) - Denzel Curry
Midnight Rocker (1) - Horace Andy
Midnights (1) - Taylor Swift
MOTOMAMI (2) - Rosalia
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (2•) - Kendrick Lamar
MUNA (1)
Natural Brown Prom Queen (1) - Sudan Archives
Nymph (1) - Shygirl
Oh Death (1•) - Goat
Painless (1) - Nilufer Yanya
Past Life Regression (1) - Papercuts
Pompeii (1) - Kate Le Bon
PRE PLEAURE (1) - Julia Jacklin
Preacher's Daughter (1•) - Ethel Cain
Reeling (1) - The Mysterines
Reset (1•) - Panda Bear
Riderless Horse (1) - Nina Nastasia
See Through You (1•) - A Place To Bury Strangers
Shufflemania (1) - Robyn Hitchcock
SICK! (1) - Earl Sweatshirt
Sometimes, Forever (1•) - Soccer Mommy
Stumpwork (1) - Dry Cleaning
Supernova (1) - Nova Twins
Surrender (1•) - Maggie Rodgers
Topical Dancer (1) - Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul
The Alien Coast (1) - St. Paul And The Broken Bones
The Boy Named If (1) - Elvis Costello
The Car (1) - Arctic Monkeys
The Spur (1•) - Joan Shelley
The Theory Of Whatever (1) - Jamie T
The Tipping Point (1) - Tears For Fears
THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND (1) - PUP
Tresor (1) - Gwenno
Ugly Season (1) - Perfume Genius
Ultra Truth (1) - Daniel Avery
Un Verano Sin Ti (1) - Bad Bunny
Versions Of Modern Performance (1) - Horsegirl
Warm Chris (1) - Aldous Harding
Water Slide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky (1•) - Porridge Radio
Weather Alive (1) - Beth Orton•
We've Been Going About This All Wrong (1•) - Sharon Van Etten
When The Wind Forgets Your Name (1) - Built To Spill
White Jesus Black Problems (1) - Fantastic Negrito
Words & Music, May 1965 (1) - Lou Reed
You Belong There (1•) - Daniel Rossen
YTILAER (1) - Bill Callahan
!Ay! (1) - Lucreatia Dalt

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