The Quietus Albums of the Year, Mid-Year 2022

“There is a running joke that gets posted in the comments on Facebooks or our mentions on Twitter whenever we post our albums of the year and half-year charts – or in my case as a Quietus editorial staff member, said directly to my face at family gatherings by snarky relatives – that we’re making up half of the acts that are included. I tend to take that as a compliment; the reason our lists contain some of the names that are not included in other publications, is that those names are rarely written about at all by other publications… yet many of the same publications will be writing extensively about these names in years to come. We hope that in the 100 records below you find something new that you love as much as we do, and that you continue to lend us your crucial support.”

-Patrick Clarke, “The Quietus Albums Of The Year So Far Chart 2022.” Quietus. July 4, 2022.

A list of mostly new music.