News 6 January 2023

Throw Back to 2022 Aussie Album Highlights

Some of our favourite albums from last year

Throw Back to 2022 Aussie Album Highlights

Yolŋu indie rockers, King Stingray release their debut, self-titled album and took Australia by a storm, peaking at #6 on the ARIA Albums Chart, landing in the top 10 twice and winning the 2022 ARIA Award for Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist. The body was recorded and produced between the Northern Territory, Brisbane, and Byron Bay and combines the sounds of contemporary rock with Yolŋu manikay (traditional songlines).

Multiple ARIA Award winners 5 Second of Summer released their fifth studio album 5SOS5 in 2022, debuting at #1. The Aussie Indie-Rock outfit now have two #1 singles and five #1 Albums under their belt on the ARIA Singles and Albums Charts. 

Julia Jacklin releases her 3rd studio album Pre Please, co-produced with Marcus Paquin (The National). The record was nominated for an impressive four awards at last year’s ARIA’s where Julia Jacklin took home the titles for Best Adult Contemporary Album. 

Perth darlings Spacey Jane dropped Here Comes Everybody, the much anticipated follow-up to their debut album Sunlight. The record debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and landed in the top 10 four times. Album single Booster Seat won the 2021 ARIA Award for Song of the Year. 

Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns released his second solo album, FutureNever on his birthday. The body went on to become a huge success, landing the title Highest ranked new aussie album of 2022. The album has a cult following, resurfacing at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart several times.

ARIA Award-winning Sydney band Lime Cordiale teamed up with British actor/musician Idris Elba for Cordi Elba. Recorded in Sydney while Elba was in town shooting a movie, the mini album includes a new version of Lime’s Unnecessary Things, and Apple Crumble which was nominated for Best Video at last year’s ARIA Awards.