The best non-hardcore hardcore release of 2022 by far is this debut from Daddy’s Boy from Chicago. Their Great News! record that came out last month on Drunken Sailor hits just as hard as Control Top and All Hits have done in previous years. The 11-track album was recorded by Steve Albini (Shellac) and Jes Skolnik’s deadpan vocals lifts it from mere brilliance to genius. On top of that you’ll get sharp lyrics and song-titles like “Boston Key Party”.