The Guardian's Best Albums of 2022 So Far

The Guardian's Best Albums of 2022 So Far

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Axel Boman - Luz
April 15, 2022
Critic Score
83
1 review

Bad Bunny - Un Verano Sin Ti
May 6, 2022
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
Hopping from psychedelia to indie-pop to woozy reggaeton, this giant album flaunts the Puerto Rican’s boundless creativity.

Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
February 11, 2022
Critic Score
85
32 reviews

Cate Le Bon - Pompeii
February 4, 2022
Critic Score
83
25 reviews

Cécile McLorin Salvant - Ghost Song
March 4, 2022
Critic Score
88
4 reviews

Charli XCX - CRASH
March 18, 2022
Critic Score
76
28 reviews
Torn between chart success and the pop vanguard, the artist self-consciously set out to make a ‘major label album’ – but it’s full of mixed messaging.

Eric Chenaux - Say Laura
February 18, 2022
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

Father John Misty - Chloë and the Next 20th Century
April 8, 2022
Critic Score
77
31 reviews
Josh Tillman’s stunningly melodic, sepia-tinged new songs are so much more than knowing facsimiles of vintage styles.

Horace Andy - Midnight Rocker
April 8, 2022
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

Huerco S. - Plonk
February 25, 2022
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

Jenny Hval - Classic Objects
March 11, 2022
Critic Score
79
23 reviews

Jeshi - Universal Credit
May 27, 2022
Critic Score
82
4 reviews

Joel Ross - The Parable of the Poet
April 15, 2022
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
May 13, 2022
Critic Score
87
33 reviews

After a five-year hiatus, the Pulitzer winner returns with an exhilarating epic that ties personal pain to collective trauma – and lets no one off the hook.

Kurt Vile - (watch my moves)
April 15, 2022
Critic Score
76
23 reviews

Let's Eat Grandma - Two Ribbons
April 29, 2022
Critic Score
81
23 reviews
Written amid grief and separation, the duo’s third album uses beautiful melodies and Top 40 choruses to consider their evolving bond.

Leyla McCalla - Breaking the Thermometer
May 6, 2022
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

Melt Yourself Down - Pray For Me I Don’t Fit In
February 25, 2022
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

This fascinating band once seemed almost too eclectic – but now strong melodies and hooks drive an album that feels entirely of the moment.

Mitski - Laurel Hell
February 4, 2022
Critic Score
79
38 reviews

Molly Nilsson - Extreme
January 15, 2022
Critic Score
71
4 reviews

Nilüfer Yanya - PAINLESS
March 4, 2022
Critic Score
79
29 reviews
The London songwriter roots the sound of her accomplished second album in classic alt-rock, its beautiful melodies contrasting with mysteriously bleak vignettes.

ROSALÍA - MOTOMAMI
March 18, 2022
Critic Score
87
17 reviews

Silvana Estrada - Marchita
January 21, 2022
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

Soul Glo - Diaspora Problems
March 25, 2022
Critic Score
84
11 reviews

St. Paul & The Broken Bones - The Alien Coast
January 28, 2022
Critic Score
68
7 reviews

Stromae - Multitude
March 4, 2022
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

The Weeknd - Dawn FM
January 7, 2022
Critic Score
83
27 reviews

Abel Tesfaye confirms his status as an all-time great with an album of icy 80s-inflected splendour.

Wet Leg - Wet Leg
April 8, 2022
Critic Score
83
39 reviews
With millennial angst and humour to spare, the duo’s quarter-life crisis album has a much broader remit than their repetitive breakout single.

Yard Act - The Overload
January 21, 2022
Critic Score
84
28 reviews
Waspish portraits of the country’s worst people – from alpha male businessmen to middle-class foodies – are punchily delivered by this excitingly undeveloped Leeds quartet.
Original Source: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jun/07/the-best-albums-of-2022-so-far
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