Want to discover some new music? Why not take a listen to the third show in my series focusing on tracks from some of my favourite albums of the last year.
Happy new year. You can listen below to my first Quiet Revolution of 2022.
This show is a continuation of my favourite releases of the last year.
Do get in touch here or on Twitter if there are artists and tracks you particularly enjoy.
Americana UK’s editor Mark Whitfield has selected some superb tracks of the year.
Check them out below.
I like this list from No Depression. Great to see Adia Victoria, amongst others, included.
Mojo’s main list, only includes a couple of albums that have made their way onto my 90 favourite albums of 2021.
However, the americana list is generally more reflective, at least in part, with my year-end releases.
Uncut’s list is an interesting one. It certainly includes far fewer of my own choices although The Weather Station, Cassandra Jenkins and Hiss Golden Messenger do make an appearance which I’m pleased to see.
As well as my own choices of favourite albums and EP’s of the year there have, of course, been many other year-end lists.
The Folk Radio UK 100 albums listing resonates well with me, featuring as it does a number of the albums that populate my favourites.
Take a look below.
Inevitably whatever point near the end of a year I choose to post my favourite album releases there will be records I’ve belatedly discovered or new releases that I would have liked to include in my list. Well, here they are for this year.
They are in no order of preference, just numbered to make for ease of reading. Enjoy exploring them.
And if you haven’t checked out the other 85 please investigate those too here https://adamwilsonsquietrevolution.net/2021/11/19/the-quiet-revolution-albums-of-the-year-2/
- Yasmin Williams – Urban Driftwood
2. Julie Doiron – The Thought of You
3. Salt House – Working for Zeus EP
4. The Memory Band – Colours
5. Spell Songs II – Let The Light In
Phoebe Bridgers (featuring Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger) 7 ‘o’ clock news/Silent Night from If We Make It Through December EP (2020 Dead Oceans)
Jacob and Drinkwater More Notes from More Notes from the field (2021 Polyphonic Life Records)
Saint Sister with Lisa Hannigan The Place That I Work from Where Should I End (2021 i.e:too)
The Little Unsaid Fine World (When you can look it in the eye) from December Songs (2021 Reveal Records)
Eamon O’Leary Houses and Lands from The Silver Sun (2021 Reveal Records)
Josienne Clarke The Collector from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)
Karima Walker Reconstellated from Waking the Dreaming Body (2021 Keeled Scales)
Lady Maisery, Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith Hope is before us from Awake Arise: a Winter album (2019 Ear Trumpet Music)
Esther Rose Songs Remain from How Many Times (2021 Full Time Hobby Records)
John Smith (featuring The Milk Carton Kids) The Fray from The Fray (2021 Commoner Records)
The Felice Brothers To Do List from From Dreams to Dust (2021 Yep Roc Records)
Anais Mitchell and Thomas Bartlett I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day single (2019 Brassland)
Loebe and Napier Joy to the world, I guess single (2017 Cheery Groove Records)
Take a listen by clicking on the link to my MixCloud below.
And do let me know what you think, and the tracks and albums you particularly like.