After one other yr of decoding artists’ cryptic social media posts and staying up until midnight to listen to our favourite recent albums as soon as they dropped, we’re looking back on all of the most important album releases of 2022.
For Taylor Swift fans, the yr was a back-to-back music spectacular featuring “Midnights,” seven unexpected bonus tracks, and residual love for “Red (Taylor’s Version),” which was released in November 2021. Other artists who’ve dominated the charts with recent releases this yr include Rosalía with “Motomami,” The Weeknd with “Dawn FM,” Harry Styles with “Harry’s House,” Kendrick Lamar with “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” and more. From longtime favorites like SZA and Lizzo to rising artists like The Linda Lindas and Conan Gray, 2022’s album lineup was the last word fuel for constructing the right playlist.
As we eagerly wait for our top artists of the yr to be revealed on this yr’s Spotify Wrapped, see among the biggest albums of 2022 — including a couple of recent albums still to come back — ahead.