Screw the Oscars, screw the MTV awards, screw Rolling Stone and the CMA, here is Shite’n’Onions best of 2022 list. The only list that matters.
#1 THE MAHONES: JAMESON STREET
A full force Céilí romp and possibly the most authentic trad sound I’ve ever heard coming out of any Celtic punk band.
#2 FINNEGAN’S HELL: ONE FINGER SALUTE
As good as anything the big boys are doing
#3 THE WINTER CODES: SET THE DARKNESS REELING
Barney still has a voice that could strip paint at 50 feet
Their most Celtic-sounding album with an almost Seán Ó Riada style Celtic orchestration
#5 SIR REG: KINGS OF SWEET FECK ALL
Something you can’t fake.
#6 JESSE AHERN: HEARTACHE AND LOVE
This is real blue-collar rock’n’roll with the authenticity you can only get from someone who actually works hard for a living.
#7 DAN BOOTH & NICK BURBRIDGE: ICONS
Beautiful – musically, lyrically, and sounding
Best album to piss off your neighbors with:
THE TEMPLARS OF DOOM: RISING OF THE DOOM!
And on this one, the bagpipes go up to 11.
Best vanity project (just kidding) album:
DROPKICK MURPHY: THIS MACHINE STILL KILLS FASCISTS
Dropkick Murphys ode to Woody Guthrie
Best punk supergroup album:
Fast, powerful punk rock with great melodies, kind of like, well,…………Hüsker Dü
If there was an justice these guys would be huge album:
Back to Zero, is really great rock’n’roll and an album I suspect I’ll be listening to for a long time into the future.