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Best Of 2022: Top 50 Albums

And our favourite 50 albums of 2022 are…

Rosalía - Motomami1-ROSALÍA
Motomami
(Columbia)







Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers2-KENDRICK LAMAR
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
(Aftermath/Interscope)







Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You3-BIG THIEF
Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
(4AD)







Alvvays - Blue Rev4-ALVVAYS
Blue Rev
(Celsius Girls/Transgressive)







Beyoncé - Renaissance5-BEYONCÉ
RENAISSANCE
(Parkwood/Columbia)







Rachika Nayar - Heaven Come Crashing6-RACHIKA NAYAR
Heaven Come Crashing
(NNA Tapes)







Sudan Archives - Natural Brown Prom Queen7-SUDAN ARCHIVES
Natural Brown Prom Queen
(Stones Throw)







The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention8-THE SMILE
A Light For Attracting Attention
(Self Help Tapes LLP/XL)







Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul - Topical Dancer9-CHARLOTTE ADIGÉRY & BOLIS PUPUL
Topical Dancer
(Bounty & Banana/Because)






Weyes Blood - And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow10-WEYES BLOOD
And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow
(Sub Pop)







Florist - Florist11-FLORIST
Florist
(Double Double Whammy)







Pusha T - It's Almost Dry12-PUSHA T
It´s Almost Dry
(G.O.O.D. Records)







Danger Mouse & Black Thought - Cheat Codes13-DANGER MOUSE & BLACK THOUGHT
Cheat Codes
(BMG)







Rolling Blackouts C.F. - Endless Rooms14-ROLLING BLACKOUTS C.F.
Endless Rooms
(Sub Pop)







Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - Reset15-PANDA BEAR & SONIC BOOM
Reset
(Domino)







MJ Lenderman - Boat Songs16-MJ LENDERMAN
Boat Songs
(Dear Life Records)







Aldous Harding - Warm Chris17-ALDOUS HARDING
Warm Chris
(4AD)







Vince Staples - Ramona Park Broke My Heart18-VINCE STAPLES
RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART
(Blacksmith/Motown)







Angel Olsen - Big Time19-ANGEL OLSEN
Big Time
(Jagjaguwar)







Sault - 1120-SAULT
11/Earth/Untitled (God)/Today & Tomorrow/ Aiir/Air
(Forever Living Originals)



Beach House - Once Twice Melody21-BELLA UNION
Once Twice Melody
(Bella Union)







Stromae - Multitude22-STROMAE
Multitude
(Mossaert)







Soul Glo - Diaspora Problems23-SOUL GLO
Diaspora Problems
(Epitaph)







Wet Leg - Wet Leg24-WET LEG
Wet Leg
(Domino)







Charli XCX - CRASH25-CHARLI XCX
CRASH
(Asylum)







yeule - Glitch Princess26-YEULE
Glitch Princess
(Bayonet)







Jockstrap - I Love You Jennifer B27-JOCKSTRAP
I Love You Jennifer B
(Rough Trade)







Bad Bunny - Un verano sin ti28-BAD BUNNY
Un Verano Sin Tí
(Rimas Entertainment)







The Weeknd - Dawn FM29-THE WEEKND
DAWN FM
(Republic)







Mitski - Laurel Hell30-MITSKI
Laurel Hell
(Dead Oceans)







Björk - Fossora31-BJÖRK
Fossora
(One Little Independent)







The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Summer at Land's End32-THE REDS, PINKS & PURPLES
Summer At Land's End/They Only Wanted Your Soul
(Tough Love/Slumberland)


Destroyer - LABYRINTHITIS33-DESTROYER
LABYRINTHITIS
(Merge)







Yung Kayo - DFTK34-YUNG KAYO
DFTK
(Young Stoner Life)







Benjamin Clementine - And I Have Been35-BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE
And I Have Been
(Preserve Artist)







The Comet Is Coming - Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam36-THE COMET IS COMING
Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
(Verve)






The Beths - Expert in a Dying Field37-THE BETHS
Expert In A Dying Field
(Carpark)







Suede - Autofiction38-SUEDE
Autoficción
(BMG)







Nilüfer Yanya - PAINLESS39-NILÜFER YANYA
Painless
(ATO)







Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn - Pigments40-DAWN RICHARD AND SPENCER ZAHN
Pigments
(Merge)






Phoenix - Alpha Zulu41-PHOENIX
Alpha Zulu
(LOYAUTÉ/Glassnost)







Freddie Gibbs - $oul $old $eparately42-FREDDIE GIBBS
$oul $old Separately
(ESGN/Warner Music)







Rauw Alejandro - Saturno43-RAUW ALEJANDRO
Saturno
(Sony)







Sharon Van Etten - We've Been Going About This All Wrong44-SHARON VAN ETTEN
We´ve Going About This All Wrong
(Jagjaguwar)







Lambchop - The Bible45-LAMBCHOP
The Bible
(City Slang)







Wilco - Cruel Country46-WILCO
Cruel Country
(dBpm)







Alex G - God Save the Animals47-ALEX G
God Saved The Animals
(Domino)







Steve Lacy - Gemini Rights48-STEVE LACY
Gemini Rights
(L-M Records/Sony







Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down49-YEAH YEAH YEAHS
Cool It Down
(Secretly Canadian)







Dry Cleaning - Stumpwork50-DRY CLEANING
Stumpwork
(4AD)







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Sault Go ‘Free’ On Top Of The Loop


The enigmatic British collective SAULT after dropping five full albums at the same time a few weeks ago are the last number #1 in our loop this year with ‘Free,’ from their third opus in the Untitled series subtitled ‘God’. Kendrick Lamar and Rauw Alejandro feat. Playero complete the Top 3.

100 gecs feat. Skrillex are the highest new entry, followed by the latest songs by PinkPantheress; Sudan Archives; The Reds, Pinks and Purples; MIKE feat. Sister Nancy; Rozi Plain; LUNA KI; Baaba Maal; Nas feat. 21 Savage; RM with Erykah Badu; Anitta feat. Lexa, POCAH and Rebecca; Yung Kayo; Quando Rondo & YoungBoy Never Broke Again; Villano Antillano; Adiós Amores; Petite Noir feat. Theo Croker; Morad… and the return of Metal Icons Metallica. Check the last loop of 2022 in full here. We´ll be reviewing the year in the following weeks. Back in 2023. In the meantime, Have a happy time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fever Ray Fills The Loop With ‘Carbon Dioxide’


The second teaser for Fever Ray´s much anticipated forthcoming album, ‘Carbon Dioxide,’ takes Karin Dreijer´s solo project back to #1 in our loop.’ The latest release by Low, part of the Sleater-Kinney tribute album, and Floating Points complete the Top 3.

Sault are again the highest new entry with a track from another of their recently released five new albums, followed by the latest songs by Floranceee feat. Damien Jurado & Phosphorescent; Fousheé feat. Lil Uzi Vert; serpentwithfeet; Hanakiv feat. Alabaster DePlume; Angelo De Augustine; Liv.e; joe unknown; Boyhood; Sea Lemon… and a new song by Spanish veteran indie singer La Bien Querida. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Benjamin Clementine Fills The Loop With Residue


British singer Benjamin Clementine is this week’s #1 in our loop with ‘Residue’ from his third album ‘And I Have Been.’ R&B starlette Fousheé and veteran US indie icons Yo La Tengo complete the Top 3.

A standout from one of the mammoth five-album-offering released simultaneously to streaming platforms by Sault is the week’s highest entry, followed by the latest songs by Rauw Alejandro feat. Playero; Kendrick Lamar; Margo Price; Bizarrap & Duki; Pharrell Williams feat. Travis Scott; Niño de Elche con ROSALÍA; PinkPantheress; Romy feat. Fred again..; Jenny Hval; Cigarettes After Sex; Tokischa con Natanael Cano; Weyes Blood; Babi; Yazmin Lacey; Fatoumata Diawara feat. Damon Albarn; Lil Tjay; KAROL G feat. Ovy On The Drums; La Húngara… and, every year they come earlier, two chistmas songs by respectively Phoebe Bridgers and Rosie Thomas with Sufjan Stevens. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beyoncé Hits #1 With A ‘Summer Renaissance’ Of House & Disco

Scoring again another strong candidate for album of the year, BEYONCÉ reaches #1 in the loop paying homage to Donna Summer, House music and queer black culture in ‘Summer Renaissance.’ Weyes Blood, and PVA complete the Top 3.

A new track by alt-R&B artist Yves Tumor is the week’s highest entry, followed by the latest songs by Yo La Tengo; SZA; Benjamin Clementine; Fousheé; Charlotte Adigéry feat. Bolis Pupul; Iggy Pop; Fucked Up; La Roux feat. Baby Tate; Polo G; Ice Spice; Nina Nastasia; Smino with Doechii and Fatman Scoop; Special Interest; Meat Wave; baehyuni; Airbag con J (Los Planetas)… and veteran alternative icons Animal Collective with a track from the soundtrack of ‘The Inspection.’ Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fever Ray Back With In The Loop With A Vengeance In ‘What They Call Us’

The return of The Knife´s Karin Dreijer´s solo project Fever Ray is this week’s #1 in the loop with the ever enigmatic ‘What They Call Us.’ The alt.R&B of Jamila Woods, and the flamenco-infused indie of Travis Birds complete the Top 3.

Returning after a long hiatus, electronica R´n´B artist Kelela is the week’s highest entry, followed by the latest songs by Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn; Orbital & Sleaford Mods; Lil Yachty; Andrew Bird feat. Phoebe Bridgers; Arctic Monkeys; bar italia; Mdou Moctar; Arooj Aftab feat. Anoushka Shankar; U.S. Girls; Run The Jewels feat. Akapellah; Apache & Pawmps; Burial; Roddy Ricch; IAMDDB; The Men… and another return, veteran Todd Rundgren collaborating with Neil Finn. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Björk Impresses Again With ‘Fossora’

Returning with another extraordinary piece of work, Björk, collaborating with Indonesian artist Kasimyn, is this week’s #1 in the loop with ‘Fossora,’ the track her album is named after. Another returning electronic avant-pop legend, Fever Ray, and alt. R&B artist Jamila Woods complete the Top 3.

The fist single from Taylor Swift brand new opus ‘Midnight’ is the week’s highest entry, followed by the latest songs by Devon Cole; Phoenix; Lady Lykez feat. Scratcha DVA; Soleá Morente con La Casa Azul y Las Negris; Chelsea Dinorath; Chesca con Villano Antillano y Corina Smith; MAVI; Oso Oso; Digga D; Westerman; Sobs; Caroline Polachek… and two surprise collaborations, John Cale with Weyes Blood and Shakira with Osuna. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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LCD Soundsystem ‘New Body Rhumba’ #1 In The Loop


The return of LCD Soundystem with ‘New Body Rhumba;’ theme of the new Noah Baumbach´s film ‘White Noise’ is this week´s #1 in the loop. Bill Callahan and Magdalena Bay complete the Top 3.

A new track by the hyperactive British secret collective SAULT is the week’s highest entry, followed by the latest songs by Hitkidd feat. Gloss Up, K Carbon, Slimeroni and Aleza; PVA; Weyes Blood; Alvvays; Abi Ooze; Christine and the Queens; Ralphie Choo; Martha; Meg Baird; Lucrecia Dalt; Hagop Tchaparian with Four Tet; Methyl Ethel feat. Miya Folick; Mykki Blanco feat. Jónsi; RAYE feat. 070 Shake… and Thundercat‘s reinterpretation of an old Ryuichi Sakamoto track. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alvvays Leads Our Loop Again With ‘Belinda Says’

Canadian indie pop favourites Alvvays are back on top in our loop with ‘Belinda Says,’ another highlight from their brand new album ‘Blue Rev.’ Hagop Tchaparian and Freddie Gibbs complete the Top 3.

The return of the ever enigmatic Fever Ray is the week’s highest entry, followed by the latest songs by Björk feat. Kasimyn; Jamila Woods; Sharon Van Etten; Bree Runway; Travis Birds; Panda Bear & Sonic Boom; Nicki Mina feat. Skeng; Spice…; Omar Montes con C. Tangana; Jeshi; feat. Obongjayar & WESTSIDE BOOGIE; Shygirl; Nia Archives, Bad Gyal… and Kali Uchis brand new track. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday #1 In The Loop With ‘Bull Believer’


Ashville’s indie rockers Wednesday are this week’s #1 in the loop with their epic, grunge-spirited new track ‘Bull Believer.’ Alizzz and Sam Gellaitry complete the Top 3.

The return of LCD Soundystem with a song from the soundtrack of Noah Baumbach´s adaptation of Don DeLillo´s novel ‘White Noise’ is the week’s highest entry, followed by the latest songs by Bill Callahan; Björk feat. Sindri Eldon; Wisin & Yandel con ROSALÍA; Fred again..; Jamie xx; Christine and the Queens; Alex G; Frankie Cosmos; Vieux Farka Touré feat. Khruangbin; Magdalena Bay; Lucy Dacus; Samia; Rauw Alejandro con Baby Rasta; Smino feat. J. Cole; Hyd; Men I Trust; M.I.A.; Sure Sure; Nisa; Mura Masa feat. Erika de Casier… and a collaboration between Protoje and Jorja Smith. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jockstrap Top The Loop With Greatest Hits


London duo Jockstrap is this week’s #1 in the loop with ‘Greatest Hits,’ one of the standout tracks from their debut album ‘I Love You Jennifer B’. Weyes Blood and one of the new tracks from the new edition of ROSALÍA‘s ‘Motomami’ complete the Top 3.

Another teaser from Alvvays‘ imminent new album is the highest debut, followed by new tracks by LYZZA; Wet Leg; Lil Nas X; Hagop Tchaparian; Tindersticks; BLEU feat Nicki Minaj; GloRilla with Cardi B; Bad Bunny; Stormzy; The Knocks feat. Peacemode; The Tallest Man On Earth; Valee; Freddie Gibbs; Joy Orbison feat. Overmono & ABRA; Courting… and a collaboration between Sleater-Kinney and Courtney Barnett. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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J4 Give The Loop Their Medicine


Melbourne’s dance pop/indie duo J4 are this week’s #1 in the loop with ‘Medicine,’ from their self-titled debut EP. Special Interest Feat. Mykki Blanco and Phoenix feat. Ezra Koenig complete the Top 3.

The return of Weyes Blood is the highest debut, followed by new tracks by Jockstrap; ROSALÍA; Wednesday; Bill Callahan; Björk; Rina Sawayama; Sick Thoughts; Fred again..; Nick Hakim; Alizzz; Daphni; Loyle Carner; Sam Gellaitry; Velvet Negroni; Kelela; Marina Allen; Noah Cyrus; Yeat feat. Lil Uzi Vert… and a brand new tracky by Carly Rae Jepsen. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Julianna Riolino ‘You’ New #1 In The Loop


Returning from our fortnight´s break, the second single from the solo venture of Toronto´s band Outfit Julianna Riolino, a superb slice of 60´s girl band-infused power-pop called ‘You,’ is this week´s #1 in the loop. J4 and beyoncé complete the Top 3.

On an almost completely new chart, Another Canadian band, Dumb, is the highest debut, followed by new tracks by Special Interest feat. Mykki Blanco; Kali Uchis; Björk; Bitchin Bajas; Freddie Gibbs feat, Moneybagg Yo; George FitzGerald feat. Panda Bear; Phoenix feat. Ezra Koenig; Blood Orange; Sorry; Arctic Monkeys; Gorillaz feat. Tame Impala & Bootie Brown; Babyface Ray feat. Digga D; FLOHIO; Dry Cleaning; Hercules & Love Affair feat. ANOHNI… and a high octane collaboration between Latin stars Romeo Santos feat. ROSALÍA. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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ROSALÍA #1 In The Loop With ‘Despechá’

In the week when a deepfake tiktok video by Bryan Cranston singing it has become viral, ROSALÍA keeps this summer´s Latin flavour with her contagious latest hit ‘Despechá,’ this week´s #1 in the loop. Julianna Riolino and The Comet Is Coming complete the Top 3.

Another highlight from BEYONCÉ´s disco-infused latest album is the highest debut, followed by new tracks by The National feat. Bon Iver; Margo Price; JAY1; Carla dal Forno; Iceage; R.M.F.C.; The Beths; Julieta Venegas; Gilla Band; Tenci; CKay; FaltyDL feat. Julianna Barwick; KAROL G feat. Maldy; Skullcrusher… and a collaboration between Alice Boman and Perfume Genius.’ Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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