Jeremy Williams-Chalmers, Arts Correspondent

Top 60 Albums of 2022 - 20 To 1

Some of the biggest musical moments of 2022 came as a result of comebacks. We had some we knew were arriving and others that were delivered as a surprise. While Rihanna may not have delivered an album this year, her singles has wet our appetites. However, as we countdown the Top 20 of our albums of the year, you will see which of the big comebacks really caught our attention....

20. Confidence Man – Tilt

Truly epic dancefloor fuel.

19. MARO – can you see me?

Spine tingling gems.

18. Darren Hayes – Homosexual

Darren Hayes at his most explosively intimate.

17. Embrace – How To Be A Person Like Other People

Lyrical prowess from the Britpop legends.

16. Betty Who – BIG!

From Disney inspired moments to power pop, BIG! is bigger than the title suggests.

15. Peaness – World Full Of Worry

Quirky ditties that will happily have stuck in your head.

14. Joker Out - Demoni

Self-professed 'shagadelic' anthems. Irresistible.

13. Hayley Kiyoko – Panorama

A true showcase of head and heart.

12. Sportfreunde Stiller – Jeder Nur Ein X

Ska-Pop meets Britpop brilliance.

11. 5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOS5

5 Seconds of Summer have grown up and are ready to reveal their true selves.

10. Louis Tomlinson – Faith In The Future

Louis Tomlinson proved that the critics were wrong to write him off so early.

9. The 1975 – Being Funny in a Foreign Language

Matt Healy and friends returned even more anthemic than before.

8. Team Me – Something In The Making

Even though nobody expected a return. Nobody anticipated it would be so good.

7. Björk – Fossora

An all encompassing sensory thrill with a raw, insightful heart.

6. Wet Leg – Wet Leg

Much more than a novelty hit.

5. Harry Styles – Harry’s House

Shifting soundscape once again proved a real winner for the man who can do no wrong…

4. LeAnn Rimes – god’s work

Truly captivating vocals with real lyrical depth.

3. Sigrid – How To Let Go

The Norwegian songsmith showed that she really understands pop. Stadium stardom ready.

2. Big Joanie – Back Home

Girl group harmonies, riotous rhythms and shadows of 80s electro synth pop. What more could you want?

1. Ana Moura – Casa Guilhermina

The Fado icon has embraced trap and kizomba. Emotionally charged thrills.