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Ok, let's give this a shot and try the yearly thread format so everyone remembers exactly when they discovered certain songs they loved. More comfortable than page diving anyway.

Happy New Year! Hope you had a great last twelve months and I hope you discovered a lot of music along the way. If you did, share it here! The purpose of this thread is to record, recommend, and to have fun making a list of the songs you enjoyed the most this year.

There's no ruleset to do this. I for one make several lists spread across different categories, but as I've said at some point, that's just my excuse to fit as many songs as possible. Feel free to post just a simple top or even a single great song you liked.

I'm looking forward to seeing your picks. So that said, let me begin.

Songs that came out this year:

  1. Skin-Deep Comedy - Mili
  2. Welcome to Valhalla - Unlucky Morpheus
  3. Unleash - Band-Maid
  4. Skies Forever Blue - itoki hana/Toby Fox Which holds the prize for making me cry like a baby. I'm weak to weird love stories.
  5. Dancing Ghost's Ball Jointed Darling - Mili Also known as the best name ever.
  6. Mugen - Unlucky Morpheus
  7. Tenebre Rosso Sangue - Keygen Church
  8. Ocean Bby - Mili Not a mispelling
  9. Dandelion Girls, Dandelion Boys - Mili Which holds the other prize for making me cry like a baby.
  10. Rideau - Polkadot Stingray

Songs that I discovered this year:

  1. Duty Friend - NIKIIE
  2. Gebuerjeit - Keygen Church
  3. Unidentified Flavorful Object - Mili A happy Mili song? Why does this exist? I don't know but I'm in love with it.
  4. Cause of my Death - itoki hana
  5. The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
  6. Cry Me a River - Julie London/Elle Fitzgerald
  7. Les Enfants du Paradis - world's end girlfriend
  8. These Foolish Things - Elle Fitzgerald
  9. Yurayura - YeYe
  10. Zetsukai no Juliet - Fuki My nothing deep here, this song is just a banger pick. Haven't even looked up the lyrics but Fuki's voice and Jill's violin are always a good match.

Special mention to God Race by Metaroom. Go watch Ena, guys, it's so good and weird. Or don't. That Episode 4/game is taking a long time so you might starve if you watch it now. But it's so good.

Songs that came from a soundtrack:
You know what? I'm already knee-deep into categories, let's make sub-categories now.

Favorite battle themes:

  • Pepper Steak - OFF

Favorite boss themes:

  • Godskin Apostles - Elden Ring I think this goes here. Haven't actually played the game, just was lucky enough to stumble upon this.
  • Horrifying Disaster - Tokyo Xanadu
  • Pardoner's Dance - Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
  • Bloom - Intro/Outro - Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights

Favorite final boss themes:

  • Majestic Roar - Trails of Cold Steel IV
  • To the Future - Trails of Cold Steel IV These two absolutely fit into the same category despite apparent contradictions.
  • Kobito of the Shining Needle - Little Princess - Touhou 14: Double Dealing Character
  • The Extreme - Final Fantasy VIII
  • Mother - Outro - Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
  • Super Miriam - FAITH: The Unholy Trinity

Favorite area/dungeon themes:

  • Pleasure Smile - Trails of Cold Steel IV
  • The End of SAGA - Trails of Cold Steel IV
  • North - Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
  • If You Gaze Long into an Abyss - Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
  • The Attic - Rule of Rose

Favorite vocal themes:

  • A Love Suicide - Rule of Rose Haven't yet made the time to play this but from what I have listened to, this game might just have one of the best soundtracks ever.
  • In Circles - Transistor
  • The Spine - Transistor

Favorite scene themes:

  • Black Truth - Trails of Cold Steel IV
  • R of Can - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Quite a few from this soundtrack but thought of looking through it too late. I do remember this one getting me pumped up every time though.
  • Fishy Aroma - Umineko no Naku Koro ni
  • System Zero - Umineko no Naku Koro ni
  • Dead Angle - Umineko no Naku Koro ni
  • Golden Sneer - Umineko no Naku Koro ni I'm just getting started on these. Beware because I think this game alone might steal the majority of next year's list.

Ok, I know, all of the categories are video game music, might as well call it that instead of soundtracks, but I'm keeping the format. Never know when I might dump an entire movie worth of music in this section.

Those are the three categories I usually do. This year was kinda special though, for a couple of reasons. One is that the stars aligned and several of my favorite artists decided to release a new album during 2022, so that merits another top. And the second one is that I discovered an artist whose music I liked so much, it almost felt tailor-made. I'm sure you've been there before, and if you haven't look forward to it, it'll feel amazing. Also, a couple covers because more songs.

Favorite Covers:

  • Far Beyond the Sun - Unlucky Morpheus
  • The Dance of Eternity - Unlucky Morpheus The live version of this is one of the best things I saw all year.
  • Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement - RichaadEB I actually listened to this one almost two years ago, when it came out back in 2021. But I didn't make a cover list back then and it's worth mentioning now because storms is it one of the most impressive things I've seen in my entire life.

Favorite albums:

  • Key Ingredient - Mili: This album is cheating. None of these songs are new but I had heard most of them before and they're all new versions, all of them great. So it doesn't fit on either Discovered or New but it also has a bit of both and storm it I'm putting the whole crem album here because it's great and listening to the whole thing with its soothing background video the morning it came out is one of my favorite memories this year.
  • Evolution - Unlucky Morpheus: Well, it's Unlucky Morpheus. These guys just refine their art more every year. I'm starting to wonder if their skill will reach a ceiling at any point but it sure doesn't look like it.
  • Loud Playing Workshop - Quadratum: This is more Unlucky Morpheus. 4 out of the 6 members of the band decided to make a side-band and cover some popular instrumental rock songs and they're really good at it. They also put an interesting spin to them, like the violin protagonizing most of these even though most are guitar-centric and they already have an amazing guitarist. Jill doesn't get to flex this much this often in the band's original songs so this album just made me realize how good a violinist she actually is. Ogawa too, his bass solo during The Dance of Eternity holy crap.
  • ░█░█░░█░█░█░ - Keygen Church: I talk more about this below, but there's something that immediately grabs your attention when you find an album named, well, that.

Special mention to Ghostlight by Poets of the Fall. I'm kind of ashamed that even though I consider them to be one of my favorite bands, it took me like half a year to discover they had a new album, and now the year is over and I haven't dived into it yet. So I guess some of those are gonna wait until next year's Discovered list.

Favorite artist discovery:
Master Boot Record/Keygen Church. I like both of those, uh, let's say personas, but I'm putting them here mainly because of their Keygen Church stuff. This very specific combination of gothic church-like organ music, piano, metal, and electronic-sounding instruments (something I can only call electronic guitar to be precise) is something I woud never have come up with in a hundred years, and yet now that I know about it, I don't know how I could have finished my life without it. It's good, it's unbelievably good.

And that's it. TLDR you don't need to read all that, I just like to write. Once again, I look forward to listen to the music you choose and hope you have a wonderful year.

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I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS! ...I just haven't been on the Shard long enough to look for it...

Music 2022 let's go!


Artist of the Year: Polyphia


Retroactive 2021 Winner: Glass Animals (for "Gooey")


Best Newly Discovered Bands:

  • Polyphia
  • Refeeld
  • Otyken
  • Polkadot Stingray
  • Brasstracks


Top Albums of 2022:

  • Polyphia - Remember That You Will Die
  • Meet Me @ The Altar - Model Citizen EP
  • Utada Hikaru - Bad Mode
  • Band-Maid - Unleash
  • Against the Current - fever


Best Music Videos:

  • “群青讃歌” by Eve (Ultramarine Blue)
  • 「私以外私じゃないの(Remix by PARKGOLF)」by ゲスの極み乙女 ("Nobody's (not) me except me)" by Gesu no Kiwami Otome)
  • “Light Switch” by Charlie Puth
  • “G.O.A.T.” “Neurotica,” “Playing God,” and “Ego Death” by Polyphia
  • “From Now On” by Band-Maid
  • “No Reason” by Bonobo
  • “Storm” by Otyken
  • "Heaven is Here" by Florence + the Machine


Best Songs of the Year (Excluding Polyphia and songs mentioned elsewhere):

  • “Sunset” by Plini and Tim Henson
  • “Skipping on Rain Clouds” by Kerusu
  • “The Other Side of Paradise” by Glass Animals
  • “Elevate” by Papa Roach
  • “Blasphemy” by Bring Me the Horizon
  • “Now Or Never” by Meet Me @ the Altar
  • “Ah Yeah” by Robert Glasper
  • “Indigo” by Niki
  • “Die Young” by DJ Fixx
  • “I Ain’t Worried” by OneRepublic
  • “SOAP! Ft Vicki Vox” by This Song is Such a Classic
  • “Say U Won’t” by Brasstracks
  • “Peru” by Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran
  • “Love Nwantiti” by CKay
  • “Max’s Garden” and “Asmo” by Loafy Building


Songs I Want to Sing in Choir:

  • "IDK + So Good" by Tye Tribbett
  • "Great God" by LXW


Workout Songs:

  • “N95” by Kendrick Lamar
  • “What A Life” by Big Sean
  • "Survivor" by Desiigner


Songs that say MOOD:

  • "Clouds" and "Castles" by Paper Idol
  • "Earl Grey" by F.N.
  • "Dreamland" by Glass Animals
  • "First Fires" by Bonobo ft. Grey Reverend
  • "No Reason" by Bonobo
  • "Numb & Getting Colder" by Flume
  • "I spoke to the devil in Miami" by XXXTentacion
  • "Oceans (Philosophical Sessions" by Jacob Lee
  • "Swim" by Chase Atlantic


Best Cover Artists:

  • Brasstracks (XO Lif3 Tour, What's Next)
  • Christina Rotondo (Paramore and BMTH covers - special honors to "My Heart" by Paramore and "Parasite Eve" by BMTH)





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On 1/1/2023 at 0:00 AM, Eluvianii said:

Unleash - Band-Maid

Unleash! The song has grown on me, as has the music video, but I had to listen to the song on its own for that to happen, weirdly enough.


On 1/1/2023 at 0:00 AM, Eluvianii said:

Rideau - Polkadot Stingray

Ay Polkadot Stingray! I discovered them in 2022 and I've liked what I've heard. I haven't listen to this song yet, so I'll add it to the list!

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On 4/1/2023 at 3:56 PM, Use the Falchion said:


Ok, I've never heard of them but the fact that they're so prominent you had to exclude them from your song list intrigues me. 

On 4/1/2023 at 4:05 PM, Use the Falchion said:

Ay Polkadot Stingray! I discovered them in 2022 and I've liked what I've heard. I haven't listen to this song yet, so I'll add it to the list!

Honestly, I've known them for two or three years now but I'm still just scratching the surface. I may have listened to less than 10 of their songs, but all of it has been good. Also, I really love their name. 

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7 hours ago, Eluvianii said:
On 1/4/2023 at 3:56 PM, Use the Falchion said:


Ok, I've never heard of them but the fact that they're so prominent you had to exclude them from your song list intrigues me. 

They're a progressive rock (slash-Math Rock) band that was recommended by my brother-in-law AND one of my best friends separately, so I had to look them up. I heard G.O.A.T, and then O.D. and Goose, and I fell in love. And then they started releasing singles for their latest album (Remember That You Will Die), and it was masterpiece after masterpiece. It was like Band-Maid in 2020 all over again. (Also like Band-Maid, I'm not the biggest fan of their older stuff, but I'm happy it's there.)

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Not that into music, and a bunch of what I'm into is pop songs from my native Sweden, but here goes, some of my favorite new songs for the year:

*Wildfire by Against the Current
*Bones by Imagine Dragons
*Sharks by Imagine Dragons
*Run to the Hills by Klara Hammarström
*Till Our Days Are Over by Lillasyster
*The Drum by Alan Walker
*You lost me by Stefania
*Hold Me Closer by Cornelia Jakobs
*Selfish by Bow Anderson
*In i dimman by Medina

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  • 4 months later...

I really like Elvis Costello's new album and I keep getting a bigger fan of Hurray For The Riff Raff with every new album they release. After seeing Anna Rune opening for Nina June recently I decided to download her download only album For Monumental People. It was even better than her opening set.

free ringtones download: https://ringtonesfree.info/

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