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2022 EOY "best albums" lists:
#1
yup,
its that time of the year again when we all agree to disagree with the music publications' experts giving us their lists of best albums of the year...
obviously, this years lists are for you guessed it....2022.

feel free to post any lists you find also.
my i will generally post a top 10 or a top 20 list with a link to the website i took them from for the extended lists they publish.


so first off is from one of my 'go to' music magazines, "UNCUT"


1:   THE SMILE  -  a light for attracting attention

2:   JOAN SHELLEY  -  the spur

3:   MICHAEL HEAD & THE RED ELASTIC BAND  -  dear scott

4:   ANGEL OLSEN  -  big time

5:   BIG THIEF  -  dragon new warm mountain i believe in you

6:   WILCO  -   cruel country

7:   WET LEG  -  wet leg

8:   KENRICK LEMAR  -  mr morale & the big steppers

9:   BRIAN ENO  -  foreverandevernomore

10:  ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS  -  the boy named IF


UNCUT's full list of 75 albums can be found by clicking the link:  Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2022 (albumoftheyear.org)
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#2
ROLLING STONE (USA)

1:   BEYONCE  -  renaissance 

2:   BAD BUNNY  -  un verano sin ti

3:   TAYLOR SWIFT  -  midnights

4:   ROSALIA  -  motomami

5:   HARRY STYLES  -  harry's house

6:   PUSHA T  -  its almost dry

7:   KING PRINCESS  -  hold on baby

8:   FKA TWIGS  -  caprisongs

9:   J-HOPE  -  jack in the box

10: WET LEG  -  wet leg


the top 50 can be found here:  Best Albums of 2022: Beyonce, Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles – Rolling Stone

100-51 can be found here:   Best Albums of 2022: Beyonce, Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles – Rolling Stone
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#3
from NME

1:   ARCTIC MONKEYS  -  the car

2:   WET LEG  -  wet leg

3:   BEYONCE  -  renaissance

4:   FONTAINES DC  -  skinty fia

5:   KENDRICK LAMAR   -  mr morale & the big steppers

6:   RINA SAWAYAMA  -  hold the girl

7:   CHARLOTTE ADIGORY & BORIS PUPUL  -  topical dancer

8:   NOVA TWINS  -  supernova

9:   ROSALIA  -  motomami

10: THE 1975  -  being funny in a foreign language


the NME top-50 EOY list can be found by clicking on the link:   The 50 best albums of 2022 (nme.com)
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#4
from FAROUT MAGAZINE  (UK)


1:   YARD ACT  -  the overload

2:   WARMDUSCHER  -  at the hotspot

3:   WET LEG  -  wet leg

4:   ARCTIC MONKEYS   -  the car

5:   KENDRICK LAMAR  -  mr moralle & the big steppers

6:   BIG THIEF  -  dragon new warm mountain i belive in you

7:   ANGEL OLSEN  -  big time

8:   WEYES BLOOD  -  and int he darkness, hearts aglow

9:   FONTAINES DC  -  skinty fia

10: YEAH YEAH YEAHS  -  cool it down


the rest of the top-50 can be found here:  The 50 best albums of 2022 (faroutmagazine.co.uk)
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#5
from PITCHFORK


1:   BEYONCE  -  renaissance 

2:   SUDAN ARCHIVES  -  natural brown prom queen

3:   ALVVAYS  -  blue rev

4:   SPECIAL INTEREST  -  endure

5:   BAD BUNNY  -  un verano sin ti

6:   ROSALIA  -  motomami

7:   BIG THIEF  -  dragon new warm mountain i believe in you

8:   LUCRICIA DALT  -  ¡Ay!

9:   YAYA BEY  -  remember your north star

10: ALEX G  -  God save the animals


Pitchfork's top 50 for 2022 can be found here:   The 50 Best Albums of 2022 | Pitchfork
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#6
from MOJO 


1:   MICHAEL HEAD & THE RED ELASTIC BAND  -  dear scott

2:   WET LEG  -  wet leg

3:   BLACK THOUGHT & DANGER MOUSE  -  cheat codes

4:   HORACE ANDY  -  midnight rocker

5:   ARCTIC MONKEYS  -  the car

6:   SUEDE  -  autofiction

7:   BILL CALLAHAN  -  YTI⅃AƎЯ

8:   JACK WHITE  -  fear of the dawn

9:   DRY CLEANING  -  stumpwork

10: FONTAINES DC  -  skinty fia


for the complete MOJO top-75 EOY list click on the link:  MOJO’s Top 75 Albums of 2022 (brooklynvegan.com)
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#7
from STEREOGUM


1:   ALVVAYS  -  blue rev

2:   ROSALIA  -  motomami

3:   BEYONCE  -  renaissance

4:   SOCCER MOMMY  -  sometimes forever

5:   BILLY WOODS  -  aethioples

6:   ALEX G  -  God save the animals

7:   THE BETHS  -  expert ina dying field

8:   BIG THIEF  -  dragon new warm mountain i believe in you

9:   SOUL GLO  -  diaspora problems

10: THE WEEKND  -  dawn fm


the remainder of the Stereogum top-50 EOY list can be found here:   Best Albums 2022: See The List (stereogum.com)
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#8
from  ULTIMATE-CLASSIC-ROCK 

best rock albums of 2022:


...1:   ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS  -  the boy named IF

=2:   THE SMILE  -  a light for attracting attention

=2:   JACK WHITE  -  fear of the dawn

...4:   SPOON  -  lucifer on the sofa

...5:   TEARS FOR FEARS  -  the tipping point

...6:   WILCO  -  cruel country

...7:   BONNIE RAITT  -  just like that

...8:   THE BLACK KEYS  -  blackout boogie

...9:   EDDIE VEDDER  -  eathling

.10:   JACK WHITE  -  entering heaven alive


the remainder of UltimateClassicRock's top-30 albums for 2022 can be located here:  Top 30 Rock Albums of 2022 (ultimateclassicrock.com)
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#9
from  METAL HAMMER

best heavy metal albums of 2022


1:   GHOST  -  impera

2:   ZEAL & ARDOR  -  zeal & ardor

3:   ITHACA  -  they fear us

4:   CULT OF LUNA  -  the long road north

5:   RAMMSTIEN  -  zeit

6:   VENOM PRISON  -  erebos

7:   A.A. WILLIAMS  -  as the moon rests

8:   CLUTCH  -  sunrise on slaughter beach

9:   SOUL GLO  -  diaspora problems

10: CONJOUR  -  pathos


for the full list of Metal Hammer's  top-50 list click on the link:  These are Metal Hammer’s Top 50 best albums of 2022 (msn.com)
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#10
from ROLLING STONE

best "country" albums of 2022


1:   HAILEY WHITTERS  -  raised

2:   CHARLIE CROCKETT  -  the man from Waco

3:   MIRANDA LAMBERT  -  palomino

4:   ZACH BRYAN  -  american heartbreak

5:   ASHLEY McBRIDE   -  "ashley mcbride presents: lindeville"

6:   MAREN MORRIS  -  humble quest

7:   ADEEM THE ARTIST  -  white trash revelry

8:   IAN NOE  -  river fools and mountain saints

9:   KELSEA BALLERINI  -  subject to change

10: JIMMIE ALLEN  -  tulip drive

the complete top-25 list can be located here:   Best Country Albums of 2022: Miranda Lambert, Zach Bryan, and More – Rolling Stone
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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