Tim’s Top 40 Albums of 2022

2022 didn’t have a breakout album like Olivia Rodrigo or Turnstile did last year, but it had plenty of memorable moments. Lurking in the corners of indie rock, metalcore, and hip-hop were some of the best records of the past 12 months.

Kendrick Lamar released his most personal album to date. The Devil Wears Prada and Underoath recaptured their 2000s metal energy. Young artists from Soul Glo to Static Dress suggest a promising future for heavy music. Then there’s the almighty Lorna Shore, whose greatness I struggle to put into words.

Between these releases and many more, check out the 40 albums I loved the most in 2022.

40. Kings Kaleidoscope – Baptized Imagination

39. No Pressure – No Pressure

38. Miami Nights 1984 – Sentimental

37. Charli XCX – Crash

36. Carly Rae Jepsen – The Loneliest Time

35. Vein.FM – This World Is Going to Ruin You

34. Underoath – Voyeurist

33. Mitski – Laurel Hell

32. Orville Peck – Bronco

31. Drug Church – Hygiene

30. Pinegrove – 11:11

29. Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia

28. Smrtdeath – It’s Fine

27. Prince Daddy and the Hyena – Prince Daddy and the Hyena

26. Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future

25. Greyhaven – This Bright and Beautiful World

24. Thoughtcrimes – Altered Pasts

23. PUP – The Unraveling of Puptheband

22. The Smile – A Light for Attracting Attention

21. Dayseeker – Dark Sun

20. Slipknot – The End, So Far

19. Holy Fawn – Dimensional Bleed

18. Julia Jacklin – Pre-Pleasure

17. Fit for a King – The Hell We Create

16. Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers

15. Ethel Cain – Preacher’s Daughter

14. (Sandy) Alex G – God Save the Animals

13. The Devil Wears Prada – Color Decay

12. Soccer Mommy – Sometimes, Forever

11. Black Country, New Road – Ants from Up There

10. Norma Jean – Deathrattle Sing for Me

9. Static Dress – Rogue Carpet Disaster

8. Soul Glo – Diaspora Problems

7. Tallah – The Generation of Danger

6. Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You

5. The Wonder Years – The Hum Goes on Forever

4. The Callous Daoboys – Celebrity Therapist

3. Alvvays – Blue Rev

2. Lorna Shore – Pain Remains

1. Counterparts – A Eulogy for Those Still Here

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