Built to Spill- Gonna Lose
This song is from Built to Spill’s 2022 album When the Wind Forgets Your Name.
Madison Cunningham- Hospital
This song is from Madison Cunningham’s 2022 album Revealer, which also won a Grammy award for Best Folk Album in 2023.
ill peach- COMATOSE
This single by ill peach was released in February of 2022.
Here’s what they had to say about the song (from their Bandcamp page)-
”COMATOSE imitates the sound inside of our head. Like a Being John Malkovich moment. It’s the beautiful chaos that was living inside of our mind during 2020. It’s colorful and frantic but emotional and personal. We tried to capture that feeling you get when you’re dropping on the craziest rollercoaster at Six Flags. It’s aggressive and out of your control but so real and amazing and completely exotic. Wanting to feel good. Feel your best. That’s the mission.”
After some editing, here is a playlist of my top 100 choices for the best songs of last year. It was an interesting year for music as the world slowly (or in some places quickly) attempted to go back to some kind of normal.
Three artists from last year’s selections make a return appearance with new work- Madison Cunningham; Black Country, New Road; and Rico Nasty- who took the energy up a notch on a Fred Again.. club banger.
Songs about economic worries, creative struggles, grief, and, of course, love songs are in every year’s playlist and this year is no exception.
There were a lot of songs to love in 2022, hopefully this list introduces you to a few more.