If you haven’t done so already, then have a read of my round-up of the 36 gigs I went to this year. You can also hear us play and discuss 24 of my favourite songs of 2022 in this podcast right here.

So to conclude my end-of-year summary, I present to you a list of my favourite things that have entered into my ears and eyes.

Top 3 favourite albums

In no particular order beacuse I really can’t choose a favourite from these! Please support musicians by using the links below to buy their music if you like it.

Other favourite albums (in no particular order)

Favourite instrumental albums (almost entirely instrumental anyway!)

Favourite EPs

Favourite series of singles

The “24 Songs” project by The Wedding Present. So many great songs, looking forward to hearing them live in 2023!

Favourite covers

  • Octopussy – Lande Hekt (originally by The Wedding Present)
  • Word On A Wing – Dana Gavanski (originally by David Bowie)

Favourite re-issues

Favourite fiction books

Favourite music books

Favourite other non-fiction books

  • Fight! – Harry Hill
  • Humankind – Rutger Bregman
  • Ramblebook – Adam Buxton
  • 50 Memorable And Unusual QPR Matches – Ray Eaton
  • Once Upon A Time In Italy: The Westerns of Sergio Leone – Christopher Frayling

Favourite films (not necessarily released this year, but I watched them in 2022)

Best film I’ve seen this year is Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes, a brilliant Japanese time travel story.

Others I’ve really enjoyed…

  • The Decline
  • All Quiet On The Western Front
  • The Martian
  • The Forgotten Battle
  • Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
  • Midsommar
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Get Duked!

Favourite TV

  • Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities (Netflix) – an anthology series of 8 horror stories, each by a different director. Each episode has no relation to the others so you can watch them in any order. I especially recommend episodes 1 2 3 4 7 and 8.
  • Moon Knight (Marvel/Disney+) – my son & I are in agreement that this is our favourite Marvel TV series so far
  • The North Water (BBC) – Colin Farrell, Stephen Graham and their shipmates sail off into the Arctic to kill a few whales. A bit like The Terror but better.

Favourite music documentaries

  • Long Hot Summers: The Story Of The Style Council
  • The Jam: About The Young Idea
  • Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis
  • Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliche
  • Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan
  • Basically Johnny Moped
  • Bunch of Kunst: A Film About Sleaford Mods
  • David Byrne’s American Utopia
  • 2 Tone: The Sound Of Coventry

Favourite non-music documentaries

  • Finding Jack Charlton
  • 14 Peaks
  • I Believe In Miracles
  • Gods Of Snooker

Favourite podcasts / radio shows

  • Acid Dream: The Great LSD Plot (BBC Sounds) – This series tells the story of the biggest drugs bust ever made, the same one The Clash were singing about in Julie’s Been Working For The Drug Squad.
  • Year of the Stevie – podcast telling the life story of Stevie Wonder, made by BDWPS who also did the brilliant Year of the Joni
  • A Life In Music (BBC Sounds) – Music writer Jude Rogers talks to musicians and scientists about the intense impact music can make at different ages
  • Quiet Part Loud (Spotify) – a cracking horror / sci-fi story about a radio shock jock and creepy goings-on in Staten Island

Best bit of the World Cup

Ilias Chair the football genius coming on as sub for Morocco against Croatia.

Previous end of year podcasts:

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About chorizogarbanzo

One of the Wizards on the legendary Trust The Wizards podcast. www.trustthewizards.com

3 responses »

  1. Excellent. Loads to check out here, particularly the TV and books.

  2. […] Chorizo’s favourite things of 2022: Part 1 Music Books Films etc […]

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