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Music Year 2022
Of course, it's too early for a year-end list. But as the proto-fascist organization of my youth insisted, one should always be prepared. For records in hand, * identifies an advance copy, ** something borrowed or streamed. Some albums released in previous years are included here, noted by a "-NN" (e.g., -21 for 2021) -- these are mostly imports or self-releases, often hard to figure out official dates, but they were either December 2020 releases or unknown (to me, at least) before the current year.
I keep adding to the 2021 until the end of calendar 2022, especially where the record was known to exist in 2021 and I'm just getting around to it.
Records in hand, but which haven't yet been graded (sorted by artist, or release date if future). Those marked ** are downloads in hand.
Records in hand, graded B+ or below, in alphabetical order within grade slots:
Limited sampling: Records I played parts of, but not enough to grade: -- means no interest, - not bad but not a prospect, + some chance, ++ likely prospect.
In previous years I tried to separate reissues from compilations, including newly released vault items in the latter. This made sense when I was reviewing a lot of Recycled Goods material, but led to other problems with year-end lists, so as of 2013 anything containing any previously released material is collected here, and anything that is wholly previously unreleased is treated as new, above.
Records in hand, sorted by artist, or release date if future. Those marked ** are downloads in hand.