Best 10 Songs Of 2022 According To British Top Music Website LOUDER THAN WAR

The British music and culture website/magazine (one of Turn Up The Volume‘s favorite sources) that focuses mainly on alternative music, arts, books and movies for 12 years now, revealed their TOP 10 of BEST SONGS OF 2022.

1. ‘The Only Way I Can Love You’ by SUEDE (London, UK)


2. ‘A Time And A Place’ by NARCISSUS (Manchester, UK)


3. ‘Chaise Longue’ by WET LEG (Isle Of Wight, UK)


4. ‘2p Machine’ by FRANCIS lung (Manchester, UK)


5. ‘Black Flag’ by THE CIDES (UK)


6. ‘I Am The White Stripes’ by NIHILISTS (UK)


7. ‘Wooden Spoon Number’ by THE BATTERY FARM (Manchester, UK)


8. ‘Bad Habit’ by STEVE LACY (CPT, United States)


9. ‘Eight Fivers’ by GILLA BAND (Ireland)


10. ‘Midlife In A Small Town’ by DEAD SHEERAN (England)

LOUDER THAN WAR: Full 2022 Report

10 Best Tracks Of 2020 According To LOUDER THAN WAR – Hells Bells!

Very popular British music website LOUDER THAN WAR revealed its list of
Best 2020 Tracks. This one is definitely my cup of tea. Here’s the top 10

1. ‘We Live Here’ by BOB VYLAN (Sandtown, San Jose, US)
Metallic rap rant. Gangbuster slam…

2. ‘Excellent Public Speaker’ by THE BATTERY FARM (Manchester, UK)
Bam clash bam clash bam clash bam…

3. ‘Psychedelic Shirt‘ by MICKO & THE MELLOTRONICS (Leeds, UK)
Riff crazy jim-dandy…

4. ‘Long Stem Carnation’ by THE LOVELY EGGS (UK)
Amplified fast-slow-fast-slow-fast pop punch…

5. ‘Wildfires’ by SAULT (UK)
Haunting pop-noir for the twilight hours…

6. ‘A Hero’s Death’ by FONTAINES D.C. (Ireland)
Dublin misfits on a roll again…

7. Aries by GORILLAZ (UK)
Damon Albarn & Co and Peter Hook…

Prog rock psychedelia from down under…

9. Flytippin’ by DEAD SHEERAN (UK)
Street-punk-rap sneer…

10. ‘I Am The Weapon’ by THE COOL GREENHOUSE (UK)
Symphony in motion. Weird and cool at the same time…

The full 2020 list here.

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50 Best Albums Of 2020 According To LOUDER THAN WAR…

Very popular British music website LOUDER THAN WAR revealed their list of 50 best albums of 2020 preceded by this message: “An unforgettable year, and some magnificent music. 30 odd LTW writers agree on these fifty to varying degrees. Bob Vylan led the field right up to the last two nominations, closely followed by Bob Dylan! There are artists here you won’t find on any other End of Year lists. New and old side by side. In the Top 20 more than half the acts are female or include female members. Enjoy.”

1. ‘I Am Moron’ by THE LOVELY EGGS (Lancaster, UK)
“LTW favourites The Lovely Eggs return on top form with album number six. Psych
punk at its height, again produced by Flaming Lips magician David Fridmann.”

Stream album here…

2. ‘We Live Here’ by BOB VYLAN
A groundbreaking album that slammed right into 2020 full of rage, anger and messages
pre lockdown (WC) Crucial mix of grime and punk with a clear angry fuck off to racists.”

Stream here…

3. ‘A National Disgrace’ by DEAD SHEERAN
“Dead Sheeran is the dogs bollocks. The one album which makes you laugh at the impotence of the collective rage and feeling of desperation in the UK in 2020. He doesn’t have answers, he doesn’t even know the fuckin’ question. But he is some kind of accidental genius and a vital antidote to the misery of 2020.”LTW

Stream here…

4. ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ by BOB DYLAN
“How can this fantastic return of Mr Zimmerman not make it into the top 5?
An absolute masterclass of songwriting once again.”

Stream here…

“Purely beautiful. Shiver down the spine stuff. Not a bad track and a hark
back to the glory days. No One is just a stunning piece of songwriting.”

Stream here…

6. England Is A Garden by CORNERSHOP
7. A Hero’s Death by FONTIANES D.C.
8. Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future by GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS
9. Untitled (Rise) by SAULT
10. Fetch The Bolt Cutters by FIONA APPLE

Full 50 list here.