End Of Year Lists 2022

2022 has been a big year with the return of touring of international artists as well as our favourite Australian and local acts as well. It has also delivered some great new album releases which we hope continues in 2023.

Some of our team has taken stock and looked back on the best album releases and gigs experienced this year… what are yours?

Rob Lyon

Top Five Albums

  1. Liam Gallagher – C’mon You Know
  2. Jack White – Entering Heaven Alive
  3. Starcrawler – She Said
  4. Pixies – Doggerel
  5. Def Leppard – Diamond Star Halos

Top Five Gigs

  1. Gorillaz – John Cain Arena, Melbourne
  2. Crowded House – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  3. The Charlatans – The Gov
  4. The Wombats/ Alfie Templeman – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
  5. Tame Impala – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Iain McCallum

Top Five Albums (in no particular order)

  • Electric Callboy – Tekkno
  • Fit For A King – The Hell We Create
  • The Devil Wears Prada – Color Decay
  • Korn – Requim
  • Alphawolf/ Holding Absence – The Lost and The Longing EP

Top Five Gigs (in no particular order)

  • Good Things Festival – Brisbane Showgrounds
  • While She Sleeps – Lion Arts Factory
  • Polaris – Bridgeway Hotel
  • Ocean Grove – The Gov
  • Twelve Foot Ninja – The Gov

Anastasia Lambis

Top Five Albums

  1. Blue Water Road – Khelani
  2. Gemini Rights – Steve Lacy
  3. Good Morning Gorgeous – Mary J Blige
  4. Texas Moon – Khruangbin with Leon Bridges
  5. Finally Enough Love 50 Number Ones – Madonna

Top Five Gigs

  • Khruangbin – Sydney Opera House
  • Arlo Parks – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
  • George Benson – State Theatre, Sydney
  • Leon Bridges – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
  • Dua Lipa – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Justin White

Top Five Albums

  1. Ghost – Impera
  2. Jack White – Fear of the Dawn
  3. Alexisonfire – Otherness
  4. Parkway Drive – Darker Still

Top Five Gigs

  1. Bad Dreems – The Gov
  2. No Fun At All – Lion Arts Factory
  3. Ziggy Alberts – Hindley Street Music Hall
  4. Tame Impala – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  5. DMAs – Hindley Street Music Hall

Suze Blacketer

Top Five Albums

  1. The Gloom In The Corner – Trinity
  2. Horrorshow – Good Problems, Bad Feelings
  3. Reliqa – I Don’t Know What I Am
  4. Pridelands – The Light Bends
  5. Windwaker – Love Language

Top Five Gigs

  1. Northlane – Bridgeway
  2. Lloyd Spiegel – Trinity Sessions
  3. Harvest Rock
  4. The Plot In You – Lions Art
  5. The Butterfly Effect – Hindley St Music Hall

Lindsay Bulach

Top Five Albums

  1. Cruel Intentions – Venomous Anonymous
  2. Crashdiet -Automaton
  3. Hardcore Superstar – Abracadabra
  4. HEAT – Force Majeure
  5. Bloody Heels – Rotten Romance

Top Five Gigs

  1. HEAT / Temple Balls – Barcelona, Spain
  2. Crashdiet / Shiraz Lane – Barcelona, Spain
  3. Hardcore Superstar / Cruel Intentions – Oslo, Norway
  4. D.A.D. – Melbourne
  5. John Corabi – Adelaide

Peter Pap

Top Five Albums

  1. Alter Bridge -Pawns & Kings
  2. Walk off the Earth – Here We Go
  3. Halestorm – Back from the Dead
  4. Evanescence- The Bitter Truth
  5. Parkway Drive – Darker Still

Top Five Gigs

  1. Kiss – Adelaide Entertainment Centre (of course 😁)
  2. Thirsty Merc – The Gov
  3. Midnight Oil – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  4. The Darkness -Thebarton Theatre
  5. Noiseworks – Valo Adelaide 500

Samuel Phillips

Top Five Albums

  1. Windwaker – Love Language
  2. Bad Omens – The Death of Peace and Mind
  3. Norma Jean – Death Rattle Sing For Me
  4. Northlane – Obsidian
  5. Stray from the Path – Euthanasia

Top Five Gigs

  1. Good Things Festival – Brisbane
  2. Froth & Fury Festival – Pirate Life Brewing
  3. While She Sleeps – Lion Arts Factory
  4. The Plot in You – Lion Arts Factory
  5. Northlane – Bridgeway Hotel

Anita Kertes

Top Five Albums

  1. Foals – Life is Yours
  2. Bonobo – Fragments
  3. Everything Everything – Raw Data Feel
  4. Mild Minds – IT WON’T DO
  5. Wet Leg – Wet Leg

Top Five Gigs

  1. Uncle Archie Roach ~ Her Majesty’s Theatre
  2. The Avalanches Since I Left You with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra ~ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  3. Kate Miller-Heidke ~ Thebarton Theatre
  4. The Wombats ~ Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
  5. RÜFÜS DU SOL ~ Ellis Park

Bec Scheucher

Top Five Albums

  1. Megadeth- The Sick, The Dying and The Dead
  2. Meg Mac- Matter of Time
  3. Freedom of Fear- Carpathia
  4. Alexisonfire- Otherness
  5. Taylor Swift- Midnights

Top Five Gigs

  1. Alpha Wolf/Fit for a King – The Gov
  2. Mosh of Origin ft. Victoria K and Headbore – Enigma
  3. Vera Blue/Flume – Entertainment Centre
  4. Wolfpack/Witch Spit- The Metro
  5. In Hearts Wake – Northern Sound System

Richard De Pizzol

Top Five Albums

  1. Wet Leg – Self Titled
  2. Aurora – The Gods We Can Touch
  3. Aoife O’Donovan – Age of Apathy
  4. Kevin Morby – This is a Photograph
  5. Meg Mac – Matter of Time

Top Five Gigs

  1. Gorillaz – Qudos, Sydney
  2. Big Thief – Forum Melbourne
  3. The Killers – Peter Lehman, Tanunda
  4. Wet Leg / The Buoys – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
  5. Harvest Rock Festival
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