2022 — A Musical Retrospective

2022-12-23 - Louis-Philippe Véronneau

With the end of the year approaching fast, I thought putting my year in retrospective via music would be a fun thing to do.


In 2022, I added 51 new albums to my collection — nearly one a week! I listed them below in the order in which I acquired them.

I purchased most of these albums when I could and borrowed the rest at libraries. If you want to browse though, I added links to the album covers pointing either to websites where you can buy them or to Discogs when digital copies weren't available1.

Browsing through the albums, I can see my tastes really shifted a lot in the last few years. I used to listen to a lot of Hip-Hop, but the recent trends in this genre2 really turn me off. In fact, it seems I didn't add a single Hip-Hop album to my collection this year...

Metal also continues to dominate the list. Many thanks to Angry Metal Guy for being the best metal reviewing website out there.


2022 was also a big change for me, as I started going to much more concerts than I previously did. metalfinder has been working great and I'm really happy with it.

Here are the concerts I went to in 2022:

  • April 26th: Arch Enemy, Unto Others, Behemoth, Napalm Death
  • September 16th: NOFX
  • November 4th: Aeternam
  • November 7th: Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI
  • November 13th: VOLA
  • November 19th: Vulgaires Machins, Anti-Flag
  • November 26th: Soen
  • December 12h: Oddisee
  • December 16th: Jail, Béton Armé, Reckless Upstarts, Union Thugs, La Gachette

I'm looking forward continuing to go to a lot of concerts in 2023!

  1. Some of the albums — especially the Oï! ones — are pretty underground. For most of those, I actually have physical copies I bought and ripped. 

  2. Mostly mumble rap, beats than are less and less sample-based, extreme commercialisation and lyrics that are less and less political and engaged.