Influential Music Blog STEREOGUM Reveals Their List Of The 50 Best Albums Of 2022 So Far

8 June 2022

Influential and highly-praised American website Stereogum celebrates its 20th birthday this year. A lot of festive stuff the world’s best music blog as they claim themselves waits in the pipeline.

But first their multi-musical-genre list of the 50 best albums of 2022 so far.

Chris DeVille (Editor): “Perhaps as a result of artists sitting on new music during the pandemic’s early phases and dumping it all on us at the same time, it was unusually difficult
to pare down the list to just 50 albums this time around. Both in terms of widely acclaimed consensus favorites and personally beloved sleeper picks, there have just been so many albums to love. At the moment, the following are the ones the Stereogum staff loves the most… any album scheduled to be released by June 30 was eligible for this list, so some of these records are from the future.”

TOP 5

5. Mr. Moral & The Big Steppers by KENDRICK LAMAR

“Lamar is operating like only a few artists in pop history — a superstar at the height
of his powers confounding everyone’s expectations while trying to transcend his own.”

Stream here

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4. ‘Once Twice Melody’ by BEACH HOUSE

“Other albums of theirs might be more concise, but none is as impactful as this staggering showcase of the mystical energy that Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally have channeled since
the start of their career.”

Stream here…

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3. ‘Aethioples’ by BILLY WOODS

“There are underground rap titans all over Aethiopes — El-P, Boldy James, Quelle Chris — but the real meat is in hearing woods and Preservation dig deep into a culture that’s hostile to humanity in general and to Blackness in particular.”

Stream here…


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2. ‘MOTOMAMI’ by ROSALÍA

“MOTOMAMI represents a gear switch from arms-length storytelling to something more personal. It goes hardest when Rosalía plays with contradiction: in music, in gender, in
simply being a living human being. Metamorphosis never sounded so exciting.”

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1. ‘Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You’ by BIG THIEF



“After their phenomenal pair of 2019 albums, it was hard to believe Big Thief had anywhere to go but down, both creatively and in terms of the frothing hype surrounding them. And yet here they are with both their most acclaimed and accomplished collection of music yet. Big Thief don’t just prove they’re actually that good. They sound like they can do anything.”

Stream here…

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Here’s the FULL LIST

BIG THIEF Released New Starry-Eyed LP ‘DRAGON NEW WARM MOUNTIAN I BELIEVE IN YOU’ Today

11 February 2022

Band: BIG THIEF (Brooklyn, NY)
Who: Indie rockers with folk sparks
Active since 2015 / 4 studio albums so far

New album: DRAGON NEW WARM MOUNTAIN I BELIEVE IN YOU
Out: 11 February 2022

Info: “The attempt to capture something deeper, wider, and full of mystery, points
to the inherent spirit of Big Thief. Traces of this open-hearted, non-dogmatic faith
can be felt through previous albums, but here on ‘Dragon New Warm Mountain
I Believe In You’ lives the strongest testament to its existence.” 

Pitchfork: “Big Thief’s ambitious yet unburdened fifth album is a 20-song epic
of kaleidoscopic invention, striking beauty, and wigged-out humor, rambling far
beyond the bounds of their previous work.”
Full review here. Score: 9/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Brooklyn’s indie-folk sweethearts touch heart and soul
once more with goose-skin balladry, beauteous reveries and perk up dittie,s with
Adrianne Lenker giving them all a magical vocal touch. Captivating all the way.

Get into Big Thief‘s dreamworld here…

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BIG THIEF: Facebook

(Image: cover ‘Two Hands’ LP)

BIG THIEF Share 8th Piece From Upcoming 20-Track LP

New striking strokes

20 January 2022

Band: BIG THIEF (Brooklyn, NY)
Who: Indie rockers with folk sparks
Active since 2015 / 4 studio albums so far

New album: DRAGON NEW WARM MOUNTAIN I BELIEVE IN YOU
Out: 11 February 2022

Info: “The attempt to capture something deeper, wider, and full of mystery, points
to the inherent spirit of Big Thief. Traces of this open-hearted, non-dogmatic faith
can be felt through previous albums, but here on ‘Dragon New Warm Mountain
I Believe In You’ lives the strongest testament to its existence.” 

If your new album counts 20 tracks, you can share
a lot of them in advance, to warm the fans up while
waiting for the LP.

This one calls Simulation Swarm

Sensitive and affective with
playful guitar lines…


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All 8 shared tracks


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BIG THIEF: Facebook

(Band pic: cover of their ‘Two Hands’ album)

BIG THIEF Already Shared 7 Songs From Their Upcoming Double LP – Hear Them All

New striking strokes

15 December 2021

Band: BIG THIEF (Brooklyn, NY)
Who: Indie rockers with folk-roots touches
Active since 2015 / 4 studio albums so far

New album: DRAGON NEW WARM MOUNTAIN I BELIEVE IN YOU
Out: 11 February 2022

Info: “The attempt to capture something deeper, wider, and full of mystery, points
to the inherent spirit of Big Thief. Traces of this open-hearted, non-dogmatic faith
can be felt through previous albums, but here on ‘Dragon New Warm Mountain
I Believe In You’ lives the strongest testament to its existence.” 

Yesterday the band shared a 6th and 7th track
from the upcoming double LP. Let’s hear them
all 7 (from lullabies to country rock and pop
sparks) right here on Bandcamp


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BIG THIEF: Facebook

(Band pic: cover of their ‘Two Hands’ album)

Soulful Sunday With BIG THIEF And New Mesmerizing Single ‘CHANGE’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

10 October 2021

Band: BIG THIEF
Who: Indie rockers with folk and country roots
Active:  Since 2015 / 4 studio albums so far

New single: CHANGE
4th new song in 2021. The band promised
to release a double album next year.

Change is a gripping pearl. Intimate and tender

Would you live forever, never die, while everything around you passes?/
Would you smile forever and never cry while everything you know passes?

BIG THIEF: Facebook

(Image on top: cover of ‘Two Hands’ album)

BIG THIEF – Back In Town With Two New Songs

11 August 2021


(Press)

Band: BIG THIEF
Who: Indie rockers with folk-roots touches
Active since 2015 / 4 studio albums so far

The Brooklyn band just dropped two new songs.
LITTLE THINGS and SPARROW

James Krivchenia
(drummer) about Little Things: “It’s in this sort
of evolving free time signature where the beat is always changing”
and
about ‘Sparrow’: “We all just scattered about the room without head-
phones, focused and in the music, you could feel that something special
was happening.”

A magnetizing jingle-jangle jam (Little Things)
and a captivating and reflective ballad (Sparrow)…

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BIG THIEF: Facebook

BIG THIEF With Touching Rendition Of ‘MARY’ From Their 2017 LP ‘CAPACITY’…

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

Brooklyn’s pop daydreamers BIG THIEF released their fourth, excellent ‘Two Hands’ longplayer last October. But today, for this Soulful Sunday, I want to go back almost
three years for a breathtaking live rendition of ‘MARY‘, a highlight of their previous
2017 album Capacity.

Enjoy the beauty here…

Here’s the full gorgeous session the band did back then for Radio KEXP, Seattle

BIG THIEF: Facebook

NOW PLAYING! 4th LP By Brooklyn Dreamers BIG THIEF – Here’s ‘TWO HANDS’…

16 October 2019

Band: Big Thief
Who: Indie folk influenced four-piece out of Brooklyn, NY, US
Album: Two Hands – the band’s fourth LP
Released: 11th October 2019
Sound: The star of this album is singer Adrianne Lenker‘s affecting voice feeling both
warm and soulful, but also vulnerable & fragile. She lifts all the humanistic meditations and delicate musings on this record to a level of connectedness with the listener. She
has the magic capability to make you feel involved in her stories and her experiences.
The Guardian verdict: 4/5 – review here

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BIG THIEF: Facebook

BIG THIEF Shares Touching & Heartrending Cut From New LP – Here’s ‘FORGOTTEN EYES’…

Brand new sonic impulses

2 October 2019


(Photo Credit: Mikey Buishas)

BIG THIEF, the roots folk-rockers out of Brooklyn, NY launch their new album, titled ‘TWO HANDS’ next week, only a few months after their acclaimed third longplayer U.F.O.F. After they shared lead single NOT earlier on here’s another new one called ‘FORGOTTEN EYES‘.

A heartrending pearl that draws your attention instantly because of Adrianne Lenker ‘s most gripping and soul-stirring voice. Catch the affecting mood right here…

BIG THIEF: Facebook