Pazz & Jop Product Reports, 2022

A post in progress, for however many months are left. See also (and for explanation and/or comparison): 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

Four out of four Mustasch members have one.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – early February 2022

YEA: Chrome: Scaropy (Cleopatra ’21) 7; Michael Beach: Dream Violence (Goner/Poison City ’21) 5; Divine Horsemen: Hot Rise of an Ice Cream Phoenix (In The Red ’21) 5; Audiobooks: Astro Tough (Heavenly Recordings ’21) 5; Folk Devils: Forever (Optic Nerve UK EP ’20) 5; G.G King: Remain Intact (Total Punk ’21) 5; Onetwothree: Onetwothree (Kill Rock Stars ’21) 5; Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Boy Named If (Capitol) 5; Geese: Projector (Partisan/Play It Again Sam ’21) 5; Tropical Fuck Storm: Deep States (Joyful Noise Recordings ’21) 5.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT — late March 2022

YEA: Voivod: Synchro Anarchy (Century Media) 8; Ghost: Impera (Loma Vista) 7; Mustasch: A Final Warning – Chapter One (Tritonus Sweden EP ’21) 7; Scorpions: Rock Believer (Vertigo/Universal) 5; Saxon: Carpe Diem (Silver Lining) 5; Rage: Resurrection Day (Steamhammer/SPV ’21) 5; Crazy Lixx: Street Lethal (Frontiers ’21) 5; Beast In Black: Dark Connection (Nuclear Blast ’21) 3; Midnight: Let There Be Witchery (Metal Blade) 3; Electromancy: Technopagan (Metal Assault) 3.

NAY: Blood Incantation: Timewave Zero (Century Media) -1; Warrior Soul: Out on Bail (Livewire) -1.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT — early April 2022

YEA: Earthgang: Ghetto Gods (Dreamville) 7; Mexstep: Vivir (Mexstep ’21) 7; Sexyy Red: Ghetto Superstar (Jay Rebel ’21) 7; Raw Poetic/Damu the Fudgemunk: Laminated Skies (Def Pressé) 5; Elzhi/Georgia Anne Muldrow: Zhigeist (Nature Sounds) 5; The Cloaks: A Cloakwork Orange (Abolano) 5; BabyTron: Bin Reaper 2 (The Hip Hop Lab/Empire ’21) 5; Uncommon Nasa: Oculus (Uncommon EP) 3; Mach-Hommy: Balens Cho – Hot Candles (Mach-Hommy EP ’21); R4pc4mp, Dug & Happy Tooth: Just Outside America’s Test Market (Neon Autumn ’21) 3.

NAY: Fly Anakin: Frank (Lex) -1.

Yard Act pretend to become rich


YEA: Yard Act: The Overload (Zen F.C./Island) 7; Wet Leg: Wet Leg (Domino) 7; Metrolight: Copyright Strike (Tee Pee EP) 5; Hoodoo Gurus: Chariot of the Gods (Big Time Australia) 5; Black Country New Road: Ants From Up There (Ninja Tune UK) 3; The Ophelias: Bare Bodkin (Independent Project) 3; Shiva Burlesque: Mercury Blues + Skullduggery (Independent Project) 3; Slant: 1집 (Iron Lung EP ’21) 3; Too Much Joy: Mistakes Were Made (People Suck ’21) 3; CMAT: If My Wife New I’d Be Dead (Cmatbaby) 2.

NAY: Eddie Spaghetti & Frank Meyer: Motherfuckin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll (Kitten Robot ’21) -1; Dewey Defeats Truman: The Way You Shatter (Silver Girl EP ’21) -1; Control Freaks: Get Some Help (Dirty Water ’21) -1; Big Thief: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You (4AD) -2.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – early May 2022

YEA: Miranda Lambert: Palomino (Vanner/RCA) 8; Priscilla Block: Welcome to the Block Party Mercury Nashville/InDent) 7; Deborah Allen: The Art of Dreaming (BFD) 5; Tenille Arts: Girl to Girl (19th & Grand ’21) 5; Shayla Spradley: Dryland (Shayla Spradley EP ’21) 5; Kentucky Headhunters: …That’s a Fact Jack! (Practice House ’21) 5; Toby Keith: Peso in My Pocket (Show Dog Nashville ’21) 5; Cassadee Pope: Thrive (Awake ’21) 5; Erin Enderlin: Barroom Mirrors (Black Crow Productions EP ’21) 5; Brooke Taylor: Romeo Boy (Brooke Taylor EP ’21) 3.

NAY: Paul Cauthen: Country Coming Down (Thirty Tigers/Velvet Rose) -1; Lady A: What a Song Can Do (BMLG ’21) -1; Danielle Bradbery: In Between – The Collection (Big Machine) -1; Twin Kennedy: Homebound (Twin Kennedy EP ’21)-1; Manny Blu: Country Punk (Manny Blu EP) -2.


YEA: Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few: Cosmic Transitions (Division 81 ’21) 7; Tomasz Dąbrowski: & The Individual Beings (April Denmark) 7; Club D’Elf: You Never Know (Face Pelt) 7; Brötzmann Graves Parker: Historic Music Past Tense Future (Black Editions Archive) 7; Joel Ross: The Parable of the Poet (Blue Note) 5; Danilo Perez featuring the Global Passengers: Crisálida (Mack Avenue) 5; Dave Douglas: Secular Psalms (Greenleaf) 5; Carpe Diem String Quartet: Erberk Eryilamz – Dances of the Yogurt Maker, New Music for String Quartet and Turkish Folk Percussion (MSR Classics ’21) 5; Melissa Aldana: 12 Stars (Blue Note) 3; Brad Mehldau: Jacob’s Ladder (Nonesuch) 3.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – early June 2022

YEA: Anvil: Impact is Imminent (AFM) 5; Night Demon: Year of the Demon (Century Media) 5; Mournful Congregation: The Exuviae of Gods – Part 1 (Buck Spin) 5; Rammstein: Zeit (Rammstein/Universal) 5; Crystal Viper: The Last Axeman (Listenable) 5; Huntsmen: The Dying Pines (Prosthetic EP) 5; Wolf: Shadowland (Century Media) 5; Crossplane: Fastlane (El Puerto) 5; Night Cobra: Dawn of the Serpent (High Roller ) 5; Lady Beast: Omens (Reaper Metal EP ’21) 5.

NAY: Nazareth: Surviving the Law (Frontiers) -1; Kirk Hammett: Portals (Blackened EP) -1; Master Boot Record: Personal Computer (Metal Blade) -1; Dälek: Precipice (Ipecac) -1.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – late June 2022

YEA: Jakuzi: Hata Payi (City Slang Germany ’19) 7; Ibibio Sound Machine: Electricity (Merge) 7; Charlotte Adigéry: Topical Dancer (Deewee Belgium) 5; Gudrun Gut + Mabe Fratti: Let’s Talk About the Weather (Umor-Rex Mexico ’21) 5; P-Rallel: Forward (Black Butter/4ZA UK EP) 5; JWords: Self-Connection (Bubble Verse) 5; Model Home: Both Feet En Th Infinite (Don Giovanni ’21) 5; Perel: Jesus Was an Alien (Kompakt Germany) 5; DJ Nigga Fox: Música Da Terra (Principe Portugal EP) 5; The Bug: Fire (Ninja Tune UK ’21) 5.

NAY: Sault: Air (Forever Living Originals) -1; Rosegarden Funeral Party: In the Wake of Fire (Young and Cold ’21) -1; Anatomy & Blu Anxxiety: Split (Synthicide EP ’20) -1; Bladee/Ecco2k: Crest (Year0001) -3.

Bright Dog Red, not to be confused with Clifford

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – early July 2022

YEA: Bright Dog Red: Under the Porch (Ropeadope) 8; Chief and the Doomsday Device: Flux Populi (Frownland) 7; Deca: Smoking Gun (Coalmine) 7; 700 Bliss: Nothing to Declare (Hyperdub) 5; Linqua Franqa: Bellringer (Ernest Jenning) 5; Lyrics Born: Mobile Homies Season 1 (Mobile Home) 5; Pusha T: It’s Almost Dry (G.O.O.D./Def Jam) 5; Kendrick Lamar: Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers (pgLang/Top Dawg/Interscope/Aftermath) 5; A.D. Carson: IV – Talking to Ghosts(A.D. Carson) 5; Homeboy Sandman: There in Spirit (Mello Music Group EP) 3.

NAY: Billy Woods: Aethiopes (Backwoodz Studioz) -1; Katie Noel: No3l33 (Diesel Gang EP ’20) -2.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – late July 2022

YEA: Neptune Power Federation: Le Demon de A’Mour (Cruz Del Sur Italy) 7; Eric Wagner: In the Lonely Light of Mourning (Cruz Del Sur Italy) 7; Haunt: Windows of Your Heart (Iron Grip) 5; Messa: Close (Svart Finland) 5; My Diligence: The Matter, Form and Power (Mottow Soundz) 5; Randy Holden: Population III (RidingEasy) 5; Hazeen: Sovereign Murders (Piranha Australia) 5; Eight Bells: Legacy of Ruin (Prophecy Productions Germany) 5; Adamantis: The Daemon’s Strain (Cruz Del Sur Italy) 5; Wolfsbane: Genius (Wolfsbane UK) 3.

NAY: Artificial Brain: Artificial Brain (Profound Lore) -1; Moon Tooth: Phototroph (Pure Noise) -1; Bloodywood: Rakshak (Bloodywood Media) -1; The Oklahoma Kid: Tangerine Tragic (Arising Empire Europe)-2; Luminous Beings: Horrors (Luminous Beings UK) -2.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – early August 2022

YEA: Sinkane: Cartoons in the Night Vol.1: Live 2019 (City Slang Europe) 7; Avalanche Kaito: Avalanche Kaito (Glitterbeat Germany) 7; David Krakauer: Mazel Tov Cocktail Party! (Table Pounding) 7; Edoheart: Pandemonium (Edoheart EP) 7; Coco Em: Kilumi (InFiné France) 7; DJ Black Low: Monate WA Piano EP (Aeumbu/Blacklow) 5; Fanfare Ciocarlia: It Wasn’t Hard to Love You (Asphalt Tango Germany ’21) 5; Gonora Sounds: Hard Times Never Kill (Phantom Limb/The Vital Record) 5; Horace Andy: Midnight Rocker (On-U Sound Europe) 5; Bareto: El Amor No Es Para Los Débiles (Agogo Germany ’21) 5.

NAY: Koffee: Gifted (Sony UK) -1.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – late August 2022

YEA: The Kahil El’Zabar Quartet: A Time For Healing (Spiritmuse ’21) 8; David Murray Brave New World Trio With Brad Jones And Hamid Drake: Seriana Promethea (Intakt Switzerland) 7; Nduduzo Makhathini: In the Spirit of Ntu (Blue Note) 5; Louis Sclavis: Les Cadences Du Monde (JMS France) 5; Tarbaby Feat. Oliver Lake: Dance of the Evil Toys (Clean Feed) 5; Carl Stone: Wat Dong Moon Lek (Unseen Worlds) 5; Sonic Liberation Front: Justice – The Vocal Works of Oliver Lake (High Two) 5; Brian Jackson: This is Brian Jackson (BBE UK) 5; Blkbok: Black Book DLUX (Icons + Giants) 5; Ebi Soda: Honk If You’re Sad (Tru Thoughts UK) 3.

NAY: Shabaka: Afrikan Culture (Impulse! EP) -1.

Black Midi, disguised as overripe avocados.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – early September 2022

YEA: Black Midi: Hellfire (Rough Trade) 7; Oneida: Success (Joyful Noise) 5; Horsegirl: Versions of Modern Performance (Matador) 5; Audiobooks: Astro Tough (Heavenly UK ’21) 5; The Proletariat: Move (Radiobeat ’19) 5; Funeral Chic: Roman Candle (Prosthetic) 5; Viagra Boys: Cave World (Year0001) 5; Water Damage: Repeater (12XU) 5; S.G. Goodman: Teeth Marks (Verve Forecast) 3; Black Midi: Cavalcovers (Rough Trade EP) 3.

NAY: The Smile: A Light for Attracting Attention (XL) -1; Spray Allen: Needful Things (Luscious Plum) -1.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT — late September 2022

YEA: Ingrid Andress: Good Person (Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic) 5; Willie Nelson: A Beautiful Time (Legacy) 5; Brennan Leigh featuring Asleep At The Wheel: Obsessed With the West (Signature Sounds) 5; Walker Hayes: Country Stuff – The Album (Monument) 5; Paige King Johnson: Honky Tonk Heart (PCG) 5; Kylie Morgan: P.S. (EMI Nashville EP) 5; Rhyan Sinclair: Letters to Aliens (Little Haunted Girl) 3; Morgan Wade: Reckless (Thirty Tigers/Ladylike/Arista Nashville ’21) 3; Maren Morris: Humble Quest (Columbia Nashville) 3; Kelsey Waldon: No Regular Dog (Oh Boy) 3.

NAY: Nicole Atkins: Memphis Ice (Single Lock ’21) -1; Sarahbeth Taite: For My Own Good (Sarahbeth Taite EP) -1.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT — early October 2022

YEA: Phelimuncasi: Ama Gogela (Nyege Nyege Tapes Uganda) 8; El Khat: Albat Alawi Op.99 (Glitterbeat Europe) 8; K.O.G.- Kweku of Ghana: Zone 6, Agege (Pura Viva France) 7; DJ Travella: Mr. Mixondo (Nyege Nyege Tapes Uganda) 7; Linda Ayupuka: God Created Everything (Mais Um Discos UK) 7; La Roche: Liye Liye (Nyege Nyege Tapes Uganda) 7; Faizal Mostrixx: Transitions (Glitterbeat Europe) 5; Mdou Moctar: Afrique Victime (Matador ’21) 5; Tom Zé: Língua Brasileira (Selo Sesc Brazil) 5; Kasiva Mutua: Ngewa (Delicious Tunes EP) 5.

NAY: Clube Tormenta: O Som Do Labirinto (Nyege Nyege Tapes Uganda) -1; Soolking: Sans Visa (Capitol France) -1.

Spellbook never got the hang of those darn corn mazes.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT — late October 2022

YEA: Spellbook: Deadly Charms (Cruz Del Sur Italy) 7; Spellbook: Magick & Mischief (Cruz Del Sur Italy ’20) 5; Sonja: Loud Arriver (Cruz Del Sur Italy) 5; Tower: Shock to the System (Cruz Del Sur Italy) 5; Freedom Hawk: Take All You Can (Ripple Music) 5; Tension Span: The Future Died Yesterday (Neurot) 5; Clutch: Sunrise on Slaughter Beach (Weathermaker) 5; Dark Forest: Ridge & Furrow (Cruz Del Sur Italy) 5; Mythic Sunship: Líght Flux (Tee Pee Europe) 5; Sinner: Brotherhood (Atomic Fire Europe) 5.

NAY: Witchslayer: Witchslayer (Witchslayer) -1; Lacrimas Profundere: How to Shroud Yourself With Night (Steamhammer/SPV Europe) -1; Scarlet Dorn: Queen of Broken Dreams (Oblivion/SPV Germany) -1; Dub War: Westgate Under Fire (Earache UK) -1; Electric Callboy: Tekkno (Century Media) -2.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – early November 2022

YEA: King Stingray: King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl Australia) 7; The Mysterines: Reeling (Fiction UK) 5; Black Space Riders: We Have Been Here Before (Black Space Germany) 5; Thus Love: Memorial (Captured Tracks) 5; Metrolight: Metrolight (Tee Pee) 5; Heathen Apostles: Bloodgrass, Vol. 3 & 4 (Ratchet Blade) 5; The Bobby Lees: Bellevue (Ipecac) 3; Gogol Bordello: Solidaritine (Cooking Vinyl Europe) 3; Heathen Apostles: The Goodbye Family (Ratchet Blade EP ’21) 3; The London Suede: Autofiction (BMG) 3.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – late November 2022

YEA: Jesters Of Destiny: Distorting Everything (Full Contact) 5; Phantom Spell: Immortal’s Requiem (Wizard Tower UK) 5; Black Spell: Season of the Damned (Regain Sweden) 5; Satan: Earth Infernal (Metal Blade) 5; Froglord: Army of Frogs (The Swamp) 5; Sigh: Shiki (Peaceville) 5; Sumerlands: Dream Killer (Relapse) 3; Blackbraid: Blackbraid I (Blackbraid) 3; Chat Pile: God’s Country (Flenser) 3; Soul Glo: Diaspora Problems (Epitaph) 3.

NAY: Thotcrime: D1G1t4L_DR1FT (Prosthetic) -1.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT — early December 2022

YEA: Suzi Analogue: Infinite Zonez (Disciples) 7; Hieroglyphic Being: There is No Acid in This House (Soul Jazz UK) 7; Chacon/Nakatani/Santistevan: Inhale/Exhale (Other Minds) 7; Allen Ravenstine: Crossing Daylight (ReR Megacorp) 7: Nik Colk Void: Bucked Up Space (Editions Mego Europe) 5; Uffie: Sunshine Factory (Company) 5; DJ Marz & DJ Jester: Made in USA (Djjesterthefilipinofist/Losflyingturntables) 5; Various: Theo Parrish DJ Kicks Detroit Forward (!K7 Europe) 5; Mr. Fingers: Around the Sun Pt. 1 (Alleviated Netherlands) 5; She Hates Emotions: Happy Pop Music (Out Of Line Germany) 5.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT — late December 2022

YEA: Mali Obomsawin: Sweet Tooth (Out of Your Head) 8; Sun Ra Arkestra Directed By Marshall Allen: Living Sky (Omni Sound) 7; The Comet Is Coming: Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (Impulse!) 7; WeFreeStrings: Love in the Form of Sacred Outrage (ESP Disk) 7 ;Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell: One More Please (Intakt Switzerland) 5: J.D. Allen: Americana Vol. 2 (Savant) 5; LTF: Cinematic Wax (Rucksack Netherlands) 5; Brandon Seabrook with Cooper-Moore and Gerald Cleaver: In the Swarm (Astral Spirits) 5; NakedEye Ensemble: A Series of Indecipherable Glyphs (New Focus Recordings) 5; Ezra Collective: Where I’m Meant to Be (Partisan/Knitting Factory) 3.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – early January 2023

YEA: Moonchild Sanelly: Stages (Transgressive) 7; The Mauskovic Dance Band: Bukaroo Bank (Les Disques Bongo Joe Europe) 7; Lady Aicha & Pisco Crane’s Original Fulu Miziki of Kinsasha: N’Djila Wa Mudjimu (Nyege Nyege Tapes Uganda) 7; Lola’s Dice: Pura Maldad (8192 Netherlands) 7; Various: Brasil Novo (Musica Macondo UK) 5; Noori & His Dorpa Band: Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass from Sudan’s Red Sea Coast (Ostinato) 5: Emmanuel Jel: Shangah (Gatwitch Canada) 5; Iara Rennó: Oríkì (Dobra Discos/Altafonte) 5; Abel Selaocoe: Where is Home/Hae Ke Kae (Warner Classics) 5; M.I.A.: MATA (Island) 3.

PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – late January 2023

YEA: One More Grain: Beans on Toast With Pythagoras (Gunung UK) 5; Panic Shack: Baby Shack (Brace Yourself EP) 5; Arre! Arre!: We Ride the Universe (PNKSLM) 5; Cabbage: Aminita Pantherina (Brassica UK ’20) 5; Nightingales: The Last Laugh (Tiny Global Productions UK) 5; Goat: Oh Death (Rocket Recodings) 5; Coughin’ Vicars: Ritual Discipline (Akram) 5; Special Interest: Endure (Rough Trade UK) 5: Rose Mercie: ¿Kieres Agua? (Jelodanti/Celluloid Lunch France) 5; Horsegirl: Rough Trade Super-Disc (Matador EP) 5.

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