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MY TOP 20 FOR NOVEMBER 2022

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Basically, it is my last monthly top list for 2022. Next, it would be the AOTY list, if there is any need for such a list anymore. Do we need an AOTY list when almost everything is fast food? For me 2022 was NOT a good year for my beloved music but rather mediocre. Too many albums were released with very arguable quality and staying power close to none.

MY TOP 20 FOR OCTOBER 2022

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A huge pile to choose from for my top list this October. But overall the month was not so much inspiring and the better albums immediately popped up in my mind. As always I am not sure how many of those below twenty will stay with me longer, but there are definitely some very good releases. As usual, I placed here what I really enjoyed during the past thirty days, and most probably with time I am going to find out that I overlooked an album.

MY TOP LIST FOR SEPTEMBER 2022

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Well, this time I'm going to leave here most of the albums I really liked from the enormous September'22 release schedule. It's been an intense and hectic month in all aspects, including new albums. And I can say there was quality. September gave us plenty of very good releases.

MY TOP 20 FOR AUGUST 2022

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August was a weak month. Many new albums went out but in general, the quality was intimidating for me. I managed to select a small list here of what I liked the most, and a few surprises popped up actually. Is it kvlt being unkvlt now??? The below list is super strong in my opinion. It definitely represents the better albums in this moment of time. I know a small selection of special albums out of the below twenty will land high on my AOTY list in the end of the year. Others will be lost in oblivion. I know.

MY TOP 20 FOR JULY 2022

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Here we are again - my little (elitist? nah, absolutely not!) selection of albums that left me a solid impression from the needlessly huge pile of releases during the given month. I won't repeat again and again what I say every time about quantity and quality. For me July'22 was a mediocre month but now looking at this present list here, I find it somewhat a solid one. I'm sure there are some more solid albums that I left in my notes, but they are now into the grinder and I guess I won't return to them anymore. Another month will come, other hundreds will arrive, and there is no time to go back for the forgotten ones. I hate this spiral! The list below includes a number of titles that go straight into my AOTY list too. Like my album of the month, that is Greg Puciato's Mirrorcell. Has Reeking Aura just delivered the best death metal album of 2022 so far? And isn't it the best Grima album to date? Everyone to his/her own.  But there are more good stuff included i

MY TOP 20 FOR JUNE 2022

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The first half of 2022 is gone. I still hope my distinguished readers bear with me and find my lists usable rather than useless... Why am I still doing these? I really don't know but they give a momentary picture in time and serve as a good reminder.

MY TOP 20 FOR MAY 2022

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I always write the same in these intros. Too much new realease, not enough quality, dificult to pick the real standouts. May 2022 didn't differ from the status quo. Plenty of death metal.  From the below list, probably very few are going to take higher rankings in my end of year AOTY list.

MY TOP 20 FOR APRIL 2022

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A very solid month, with tons of new albums and some very good albums that will go straight into my AOTY list. Some of my all-time favorite bands released fantastic music. Well, my list below includes more or less the obvious. Not surprisingly. Naturally, my shortlist was much longer, but I had to pick the best of the best and just stop at a certain point.  I noticed the trend that my lists are becoming more and more mainstream, but I just pick what I really like and listen to the most over the month.

MY TOP 20 FOR MARCH 2022

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March 2022 was a very solid month. Tons of new releases, and at least 25 very good albums. I feel many of them will stay longer with me and will land on my AOTY list. I found a good time with these. Below I give you my selection of the finest albums of March - in total 25 incl mandatory honorable mentions. This could easily be a Top 25 actually...

MY TOP 20 FOR FEBRUARY 2022

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February brought us a lot of music and WAR. I must admit that I listened to a lot of old/klassik albums rather than new music in February 2022. And of course a lot of Ukranian black metal. From each crazy week with releases there were 3-4 albums that stayed with me and made it to the present list. I listed some left outs too. Sometimes the left outs grow, you know. And as usual, I always wonder what did I miss?...