I have done a terrible job listening to new music over the last 7 years. This is a list of albums that were released in 2022 that I have somehow managed to listen to.
1. The Joe Policastro Trio: Sounds Unheard (8/10)
Yeah, I have a rarities collection of post bop ranked above some new music. What are you going to do? Read the review of Sounds Unheard.
2. Trevor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant avec Folie à Quatre: Séances (7/10)
An enjoyable chamber jazz album I can’t quite make up my mind about. Read the review of Seances.
3. The Mars Volta (6/10)
A bold left-turn which I don’t particularly like. Read the review of The Mars Volta’s self-titled album.
4. Archers of Loaf: Reason in Decline (6/10)
A decent reunion record. Read the review of Reason in Decline.
5. Wilco: Cruel Country (6/10)
A six-person band playing songs that could have been performed by a trio or quartet. I enjoyed the live show I went to much, much more. Read the review of Cruel Country.
6. South Park 25th Anniversary Concert (6/10)
Not an album. I know. But a one-off concert that was televised internationally. That’s something. Read the review of the South Park 25th Anniversary Concert.
7. Jazz Sabbath, Vol. 2 (6/10)
I just didn’t like this as much as the first one. Read the review of Jazz Sabbath, Vol. 2.
Shows I went to in 2022:
Third time seeing them.
Not a fan, as you know.
One of my least favourite famous musicians.
My first Wilco show in 13 years.
They played “The Hits.” Well, actually, a substantial chunk of their debut album.
My first experience of this band.