When the Riot Fest corporate HQ isn’t too busy doing whatever the heck it is we do around here, we occasionally listen to music–just like you! While we are fans of most of the music we book for the festival and many club shows throughout the year, we regularly venture outside our usual “Riot Fest” music diet into some bizarre shit and even Harry Styles, who you’ll find on several of our picks below.
Rather than make one of those topical on-trend year-end lists, we decided to share a random smattering of the albums we’ve enjoyed most this year.
There’s something in here for everyone–even if you’re an infant, who I’m told don’t even read intros, so go ahead and skip right to the list!
The Riot Fest Office’s Top Albums of 2022 Playlist
57 songs from each of the staff’s top 5(ish) albums.
Two Houses – Can’t Fail
Devon Kay And The Solutions – Grieving Expectation
Night Spice – Welcome To Miami, IL
Joyce Manor – 40 oz. to Fresno
Charli XCX – Crash
Nnamdi – Please have a Seat
Payday – Trips to Venus
Stars – From Capelton Hill
Senses Fail – Hell Is in Your Head
The Early November – Twenty
The Wonder Years – The Hum Goes on Forever
Drug Church – Hygiene
Pink Floyd ft. BoomBox – “Hey, Hey, Rise Up!”
Song release shout out for Ukraine!