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Inhailer Radio's Best of 2022

As we wrap up 2022, Inhailer Radio wanted to share some of our DJ's favorite releases of the year. Here are their top picks:

Pete Riddle's Ohio favorites:

  • Night Owl: Empress

  • Caamp: Lavender Days

  • The Laughing Chimes: Zoo Avenue

  • Guided by Voices: Crystal Nuns Cathedral

  • In The Pines: Impossible Daze

In Pete's words, "From the indie rock institution Guided by Voices to the American primitive of Night Owl, 2022 was a great year to support homegrown music from Ohio."

Nils Illokken's top picks:

  • Big Thief: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

  • Cate Le Bon: Pompeii

  • Orlando Weeks: Hop Up

  • Nilüfer Yanya: Painless

  • Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul: Tropical Dancer

  • Nick Hakim: COMETA

  • Beach House: Once Twice Melody

  • Flasher: Love Is Yours

  • The Smile: A Light For Attracting Attention

  • Tomberlin: i don’t know who needs to hear this

In Nils' own words, "Big Thief were far from my favorite group, but in 2022, everything changed. DNWMIBIY (The acronym really rolls off the tongue) changed my perspective on them fully and due to not just this album but their other 4 studio albums as well. They were my top played artist of the year. It’s one of the few great double albums that justifies having such a length for an album and for a Feburary release, to have it be my #1, they did everything right."

Clara Stryker's favorites:

  • Julia Jacklin: Pre Pleasure

  • Dehd: Bad Love

  • Maggie Rogers: That's Where I Am

  • Santigold: Shake

  • Charli XCX: New Shapes (feat. Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek)

  • Rubblebucket: Morning in the Sun

  • Spoon: My Babe

  • Panda Bear & Sonic Boom: Edge of the Edge

  • Whitney: BLUE

  • MUNA: Silk Chiffon

Clara's favorite two overall albums of 2022 were Julia Jacklin's Pre Pleasure and Charli XCX's CRASH. Two different vibes, but both about love, breakups and living life, Clara recommends, "Listen to Pre Pleasure to get up in all your feels and CRASH to just jam out."

Lou's top 20 songs of the year:

  1. Swedish House Mafia: Moth to a Flame

  2. De Lux: On and On (till the end of us)

  3. Portugal. The Man: What, Me Worry?

  4. Gorillaz: New Gold

  5. The Smile: Skrting On The Surface

  6. Phoenix: Alpha Zulu

  7. Hot Chip: Eleanor

  8. Bodega: Doers

  9. Methyl Ethel: Neon Cheap

  10. The Sadies: Stop and Start

  11. Kunzite: Anti-gravity

  12. Cannons: Hurricane

  13. Silversun Pickups: Scared Together

  14. Local Natives: Just Before the Morning

  15. Franz Ferdinand: Curious

  16. Braxe & Falcon: Step By Step

  17. Stave Lacy: Bad Habit

  18. Tame Impala: The Boat I Row

  19. Broken Bells: One Night

  20. Band of Horses: Crutch

Thanks for tuning in to Inhailer Radio in 2022. We can't wait to share more great music with you in the new year!

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