NME's Best Albums of 2022... So Far

NME's Best Albums of 2022... So Far

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Arcade Fire - WE
May 6, 2022
Critic Score
76
34 reviews

Philosophically, they haven’t been so focussed since 2010’s ‘The Suburbs’, nor so musically dramatic since 2007’s ‘Neon Bible’.

Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There
February 4, 2022
Critic Score
89
30 reviews

This future cult classic … packs accessible sounds without sacrificing the band's musical wizardry.

Cordae - From a Bird's Eye View
January 14, 2022
Critic Score
69
8 reviews

‘From A Birds Eye View’ is a true delight, revealing greater depth with each listen, and Cordae truly seems to be having fun while proving he’s here to stay.

Denzel Curry - Melt My Eyez, See Your Future
March 25, 2022
Critic Score
84
11 reviews
The energetic Floridan cools down on his fifth studio album, enlisting an all-star cast – from Slowthai to Rico Nasty – to evoke hip-hop's golden era.

Epik High - Epik High Is Here 下, Pt. 2
February 14, 2022
Critic Score
100
1 review
Nearly two decades into their career, Epik High are serving up their most personal record yet – and teaching us valuable life lessons along the way.

Father John Misty - Chloë and the Next 20th Century
April 8, 2022
Critic Score
77
31 reviews
On album five, Mr Tillman’s ambitious, big band-style visions and bossa nova experiments (yes, really) come to life with thrilling effect.

Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia
April 22, 2022
Critic Score
86
30 reviews
On their third album, the five-piece ambitiously broaden their style, making for a breathtaking collection that’s like nothing they’ve ever done before.

Harry Styles - Harry's House
May 20, 2022
Critic Score
78
27 reviews
The former One Directioner has described this record as his “biggest and the most fun, but by far the most intimate”. It's also his best yet.

Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance
June 3, 2022
Critic Score
79
22 reviews
The teenage trio's accomplished debut album fizzes with songs that hit the sweet spot between experimental and anthemic.

Kehlani - Blue Water Road
April 29, 2022
Critic Score
79
11 reviews
The Californian artist's third album is their most lyrically intriguing, as they leave behind the melancholy of the past to embrace a bright new land.

Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
May 13, 2022
Critic Score
87
33 reviews
The rapper's first album in five years sees him overcome "writer's block" to triumph with a collection on which his observational skills go into overdrive.

Kevin Morby - This Is A Photograph
May 13, 2022
Critic Score
83
14 reviews
The Kansas City troubadour’s seventh album is an epic ode to the fragility of life and the consequent need to cherish love, joy and family.

Liam Gallagher - C'MON YOU KNOW
May 27, 2022
Critic Score
70
18 reviews
R Kid doesn't overthink this third record, which is packed with Summer of Love anthems that find him mixing up the formula for his massive comeback.

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

After exploring the isolation of feeling like a “nobody“, Mitski’s explorations of being somebody prove just as compelling.

Nova Twins - Supernova
June 17, 2022
Critic Score
88
13 reviews
The London duo's debut album 'Who Are The Girls?' was an abrasive declaration of intent. This follow-up is bigger in every way imaginable.

Pusha T - It's Almost Dry
April 22, 2022
Critic Score
81
11 reviews
The 44-year-old has proved time and time again that he's your go-to for hip-hop classics – and his fourth studio album consolidates his status.

ROSALÍA - MOTOMAMI
March 18, 2022
Critic Score
87
17 reviews
40 minutes of the most thrilling, forward-thinking and discombobulating music we’re likely to hear all year.

Saba - Few Good Things
February 4, 2022
Critic Score
79
13 reviews

Three albums in, the Chicago legend further pushes his astral brand of hip-hop, crafting GOAT-level rhymes that evoke conscious rap's golden era.

Wet Leg - Wet Leg
April 8, 2022
Critic Score
83
39 reviews
The Isle of Wight duo's debut is a witty and warm romp through the chaos of your mid-twenties.

Yard Act - The Overload
January 21, 2022
Critic Score
84
28 reviews
The Leeds band's debut is a wild ride through their Yorkshire upbringing, and the curly characters they picked up along the way.
Original Source: https://www.nme.com/features/best-albums-2022-so-far-3261449
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