2022 has for many been the year of re-socialisation, but also one of huge reflection. This can be heard in the celebratory tone of the music produced in 2022, but also the message of togetherness tied with loneliness that have formed common themes. As we reach the end of the year, we have compiled our 60 best albums of the year. Here are the first 20...
FLETCHER finally delivered her debut album
60. Hanson – Red, Green, Blue
The sibling trio returned with a little more insight into what each of them brings to the table sonically having composed a third each.
59. Maya Hawke – Moss
Much more than the actress from Stranger Things, Maya Hawke’s musical journey continues with this stunning sophomore set.
58. Stereophonics – Oochya!
One of Wales’ definitive bands return with a collection that once again showed why Kelly Jones is one of the finest vocalists ever.
57. Tokio Hotel – 2001
Celebrating their debut hit with a re-recording is only the opening of Tokio Hotel’s most eclectic album to date.
56. Two Door Cinema Club – Keep On Smiling
The Northern Irish group returned with a little bit of pep in their step.
55. FLETCHER – Girl of My Dreams
FLETCHER finally delivered her debut album and it was well worth the wait…
54. Rosalía – Motomami
Spain’s Rosalía continues her genre-bending rise to global domination.
53. Camp Cope – Running With The Hurricane
No one could have predicted Camp Cope would go folk and really rock it.
52. Betty Boo – Boomerang
40 years on and she’s still the best at doin’ the doo…
51. Amanda Tenfjord – In Hindsight
The Norwegian doctor showcases a lyrical prowess and a striking vocal.
50. Shania Twain – Not Just A Girl (The Highlights)
The Country Icon’s Greatest Hits shows the punch she packs. Roll on her new studio album in 2023…
49. Dubstar – Two
48. Mandy Moore – In Real Life
The former teen idol has grown through her folksy phase and now sings purely from the heart.
47. Blue – Heart & Soul
Sometimes it takes a boyband from old to show the newbies how to do deliver pop.
46. Sebastian Yatra – Dharma+
Encanto raised his profile, but Dharma+ stole hearts.
45. Dylan – The Greatest Thing I’ll Never Learn
One of the greatest things we learnt in 2022 is Dylan’s name…
44. Charlie Puth – Charlie
Charlie Puth has finally, fully arrived.
43. Heather Small – Colour My Life
What a voice!!!
42. Oliver Sim – Hideous Bastard
The XX star shone solo.
41. Santigold – Spirituals
Santigold has always been ahead of the game. Spirituals is no exception.