My favorite albums of 2022

No pre-amble necessary. Here are my favorite albums of 2022.

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1. The Beths – Expert in a Dying Field
2. Pool Kids – Pool Kids
3. Rat Tally – In My Car
4. Soccer Mommy – Sometimes, Forever
5. Momma – Household Name
6. Carly Rae Jepsen – The Loneliest Time
7. King Princess – Hold On Baby
8. Camp Cope – Running with the Hurricane
9. SZA – SOS
10. Camp Trash – The Long Way, The Slow Way
11. Maren Morris – Humble Quest
12. alexisonfire – Otherness
13. Taylor Swift – Midnights (3am Edition)
14. PUP – THE UNRAVELING OF PUP THE BAND
15. Sadurn – Radiator
16. Tomberlin – I don’t know who needs to hear this…
17. girlpuppy – When I’m Alone
18. Alvvays – Blue Rev
19. Beach Bunny – Emotional Creature
20. Sabrina Carpenter – emails I can’t send
21. Frankie Cosmos – Inner World Peace
22. Pinkshift – Love Me Forever
23. Mom Jeans. – Sweet Tooth
24. Chastity – Suffer Summer
25. Wet Leg – Wet Leg

26. Grace Ives – Janky Star
27. Foushee – softCORE
28. Ben Quad – I’m Scared That’s All There Is
29. Stella Donnelly – Flood
30. Leanna Firestone – Forward / Slash
31. oso oso – sore thumb
32. Syd – Broken Hearts Club
33. Short Fictions – Every Moment of Every Day
34. MAVI – Laughing so Hard, it Hurts
35. Ethel Cain – Preacher’s Daughter
36. Sweet Pill – Where the Heart Is
37. Nina Nesbitt – Alskar
38. Maggie Rogers – Surrender
39. Joyce Manor – 40 Oz. to Fresno
40. Skullcrusher – Quiet the Room
41. Freddie Gibbs – $oul $old $eparately
42. Future Teens – Self Help
43. Chloe Moriondo – Suckerpunch
44. Vince Staples – RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART
45. yard rat – Fingerpost
46. Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti
47. Mitski – Laurel Hell
48. Hatchie – Giving The World Away
49. yeule – Glitch Princess
50. Earl Sweatshirt – SICK!

Honorable Mention (51-100, in alphabetical order)
ANORAK! – ANORAK!
Arkells – Blink Twice
Arm’s Length – Never Before Seen, Never Again Found
Backxwash – HIS HAPPINESS SHALL COME FIRST EVEN THOUGH WE ARE SUFFERING
Bartees Strange – Farm to Table
beabadoobee – Beatopia
Beyonce – Renaissance
BLACKPINK – Born Pink
carolesdaughter – please put me in a medically induced coma
Chad Price – Introvert
Combat – Text Me When You Get Back
Florence + The Machine – Dance Fever
Gang of Youths – angel in realtime.
Ghost – IMPERA
Gladie – Don’t Know What…
Harry Styles – Harry’s House
JID – The Forever Story
Julia Jacklin – Pre Pleasure
Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Let’s Eat Grandma – Two Ribbons
Machine Gun Kelly – Mainstream Sellout
Mamalarky – Pocket Fantasy
Michelle Branch – The Trouble with Fever
MJ Lenderman – Boat Songs
MUNA – MUNA
Nilufer Yanya – PAINLESS
NNAMDI – Please Have A Seat
NOBRO – Live Your Truth, Shred Some Gnar
Pale Waves – Unwanted
Petrol Girls – Baby
Pkew Pkew Pkew – Open Bar
Prince Daddy & The Hyena – Prince Daddy & The Hyena
Pusha T – It’s Almost Dry
Say Sue Me – The Last Thing Left
Sigrid – How To Let Go
Silverstein – Mistery Made Me
Skye Wallace – Terribly Good
Slipknot – THE END, SO FAR
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – I’M GOOD, HBU?
Soul Glo – Diaspora Problems
Special Interest – Endure
Tegan and Sara – Crybaby
The Linda Lindas – Growing Up
The Wonder Years – The Hum Goes on Forever
Tree River – Time Being
Westside Gunn – Peace “Fly” God
Wet – Pink Room
WILLOW – <COPINGMECHANISM>
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cool It Down
Yumi Zouma – Present Tense

Honorable Mention (EPs)
Chloe Moriondo – puppy luv
GAYLE – a study of the human experience volume one
Jobber – Hell In A Cell
Kate Bollinger – Look At It In The Light
Khruangbin and Leon Bridges – Texas Moon
London Mars – Soundtrack to My Destruction
Nina Nesbitt – No Time (For My Life To Suck)
Poppy – Stagger
Rosie Darling – Golden Age
Winnetka Bowling League – pulp

My favorite live performances of 2022

  1. Rage Against the Machine
  2. alexisonfire (multiple)
  3. Wu-Tang Clan
  4. Coheed and Cambria
  5. Nas
  6. The OBGMs
  7. PUP (multiple)
  8. Run the Jewels
  9. Pinkshift
  10. Free Throw
  11. Freddie Gibbs
  12. Mom Jeans.
  13. My Chemical Romance
  14. Alkaline Trio
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