John Preston picks the first 5 of his top 10 album releases of 2022.
Darren Hayes, Homosexual
Calling your album Homosexual could be considered mildly controversial, but context is everything. Darren Hayes was one half of Savage Garden, a hugely successful band in the 90s, and his queerness was a secret that he maintained throughout. Finally, as a solo artist, Hayes has embraced all that he literally had to hide and Homosexual is an episodic and autographical musical journey that is moving, funny and funky as hell.