Fix’s Media Diet 2022
HEAVY ROTATION – Top 11 (Alphabetical)
♫ Arctic Monkeys – The Car
Hazy, soothing, yet somehow urgent and compelling. I love their progression.
♪ Binker & Moses – Feeding the Machine
Haunting, weaving, urgent, textured… just my words, you decide. Replaced Comet is Coming in rotation
♫ caroline – caroline
This had to grow on me but once it did it became one of my favs.
♪ Fontaines DC – Skinty Fia
This band keeps exceeding my expectations and evolving.
♫ Horace Andy – Midnight Rocker
Unexpected late career masterpiece from a legend.
♪ Lucrecia Dalt – ¡AY!
Like listening to a really smart film?!
♫ Midnight Oil – Resist
Final tour deserved an amazing, timely ‘classic’ Oils album and they delivered.
♪ Nilüfer Yanya – Painless
Early 2022 arrival and I was hooked immediately. You need to hear this though, you likely already have.
♫ Wet Leg – Wet Leg
There were many fantastic records that had similar vibe this year (Momma, Muna, Let’s Eat Grandma) but this was the one. Needed this energy to recharge and maintain.
♪ Wilco – Cruel Country
This album was inevitable but who knew it would be this good!?
♫ Yard Act – The Overload
Underappreciated, difficult to classify – post-punk? Lyrically dense, catchy, quirky and… comforting?
ALSO MOST EXCELLENT (Alphabetical)
alt-j – The Dream, Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You, Black Country, New Road – Ants From Up There, Florist – Florist, Horsegirl – Versions of Modern Performance, Just Mustard – Heart Under, Let’s Eat Grandma – Two Ribbons, Martha – Please Don’t Take Me Back, Michael Rault – Michael Rault, Mitski – Laurel Hell, Momma – Momma, Muna – Muna, Say She She – Say She She, Sharon Van Etten – We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, Svaneborg Kardyb – Over Tage, The Cool Greenhouse – Sod’s Toastie, The Comet Is Coming – Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam, The Smile – A Light for Attracting Attention, The Weather Station – How Is It That I Should Look at the Star, Weyes Blood – And In the Darkness Hearts Aglow
FILMS/TV: All Quiet on the Western Front, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Crimes of the Future, TÁR, The Fallout, Navalny, White Lotus, – finally watched Borgen V1 (Amazing)
BOOKS: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow; To Govern The Globe; Upgrade; Invisible Child; The Naked Don’t Fear the Water; The 1619 Project; Trust
PODCASTS: Taking On Putin, Pig Iron, Hot Money: Who Rules Porn?, The Coming Storm, Mother County Radicals, Fiasco, The Fault Line, Ben Roberts Smith & the Media, The Heist, The Outlaw Ocean
PS: Thank you Tubby’s for saving my sanity and presenting so many amazing live shows – ICEAGE was one for the ages and an unforgettable way to celebrate returning to live music.