The Wire

Issue 467 - January 2023 (2022 Rewind Edition)

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2022 Rewind: the year in underground music

Releases Of The Year: We asked our contributors to nominate their top ten records, CDs, downloads and streams of the year, then we added up the votes

Critics’ Reflections: Wire writers discuss their cultural highs and lows for 2022

The New Vaudeville: Funny games. By Stewart Smith

Turntablists: Spin cycles. By Rob Turner

Columnists’ Charts: Our specialist critics excavate all crevices of the culture for this year’s most exciting music, from hiphop to modern composition

Books, Films & Events: Emily Bick surveys the year in print, cinema, audiovisual arts and live performance

Climate: Burning issues. By Phil England

Healing Sounds: Good vibrations. By Emily Pothast

Archive Releases Of The Year: Our contributors voted for their top ten archival records, CDs, downloads and streams, and we counted them all up

Invisible Jukebox: Kali Malone: Our mystery record selection pulls out all the stops for the composer and organist. Tested by Derek Walmsley

Unlimited Editions: REC-on

Unofficial Channels: Xenwiki

Heith: The Milanese producer looks to magickal traditions. By Miloš Hroch

Venus Ex Machina: Cybernetics meet mythology for the researcher and composer. By Meg Woof

Kraus: New Zealand psych wizard goes for a float. By Kiran Dass

Daniel Bachman: The American Primitive guitarist chronicles climate crisis. By Louis Pattison

Global Ear: Kadıköy: The Istanbul neighbourhood is the home for metal and underground music. By Robert Rigney

The Inner Sleeve: Gaye Su Akyol on Morphine’s Good

Epiphanies: Meg Baird on Sheila Kay Adams and John Cohen

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