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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