If nothing else, 2022 was a wild one. We started the year with a surprise release by a major artist (The Weeknd’s Dawn FM) and bookended it with another album that was years in the making (SZA’s SOS). Everything in between wasn’t too shabby, either. There were thrills, disappointments, and mediocrity.
We’re cutting through the noise to give you the albums that we consider to be our favorites. You may agree or you may not, but hopefully you’ll find a gem you hadn’t heard yet. That’s what matters most: discovery. If reading this list inspires some listening, we’ve done our job. Or maybe you’ve already heard all these —
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