2022: The Year In Review (cont.)
Dentist, "Don't Let Me Catch You"Say Sue Me, "No Real Place"
Not unlike Alvvays (from the prior list), South Korea's Say Sue Me take elements of shoegaze and dream pop and craft fizzy bubblegum grooves out of the stew.Drive-By Truckers, "Welcome 2 Club XIII"
America's most important protest band of the 21st century takes a break from the pointed observations of a country in crisis that have dominated recent work, and reminds everyone that they can also be the country's finest bar band for shits & giggles.Spiritualized, "The Mainline Song"
A sequel of sorts to their classic of modern-day psychedelia Ladies And Gentlemen..., this year's Everything Was Beautiful revives Spiritualized big, booming, headphone-friendly deep-space sonic explorations, ideal for a late-night zone-out.Young Guv, "Couldn't Leave U If I Tried"