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2022 Music Year End List Aggregate

These numbers are obtained from the 129 lists found at the end of this page.


Honorable Mention:
Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl (47), Vince Staples - RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART (46), Soccer Mommy - Sometimes, Forever (46), JID - The Forever Story (45), Viagra Boys - Cave World (45), Lucrecia Dalt - ¡Ay! (43), Chat Pile - God’s Country (43), Father John Misty - Chloë and the Next 20th Century (43), black midi - Hellfire (43), Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Dear Scott (42), The Beths - Expert In A Dying Field (42), Aldous Harding - Warm Chris (41), Ghost - IMPERA (39), Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive (38), Jack White - Fear of the Dawn (37), Special Interest - Endure (37), The Wonder Years - The Hum Goes On Forever (35), Gang of Youths - angel in realtime. (34), MJ Lenderman - Boat Songs (34), Wu-Lu - Loggerhead (33), Makaya McCraven - In These Times (33), Julia Jacklin - PRE PLEASURE (33), Ithaca - They Fear Us (32), Kevin Morby - This Is A Photograph (31), Bill Callahan - YTI⅃AƎЯ (31), Earl Sweatshirt - SICK! (31), Zach Bryan - American Heartbreak (30), Lizzo - Special (30), Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful (30), Roc Marciano & The Alchemist - The Elephant Man's Bones (29), Yaya Bey - Remember Your North Star (29), Knucks - ALPHA PLACE (28), Alexisonfire - Otherness (28), Drake - Honestly, Nevermind (28), The Callous Daoboys - Celebrity Therapist (28), Ari Lennox - age/sex/location (28), Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - Reset (28), Let's Eat Grandma - Two Ribbons (27), Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point (27), Bob Vylan - Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life (26), Gwenno - Tresor (26), Grace Ives - Janky Star (25), Miranda Lambert - Palomino (25), Porridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky (25), Lil Silva - Yesterday Is Heavy (24), Zeal and Ardor - Zeal & Ardor (24), SAULT - 11 (24), Hurray For The Riff Raff - LIFE ON EARTH (24), SAULT - Untitled (God) (23), Cave In - Heavy Pendulum (23)
How Points are Measured

Ranked Lists
1st Place:
10 points
2nd Place:
8 points
3rd place:
6 points
Top 10:
5 points
Top 25:
3 points
Other:
1 point
Unranked Lists
10 Albums or Less:
5 points
25 Albums or Less:
3 points
More than 25 Albums:
1 point
Recent Additions
Jan 26
RIOT, Gaffa (Sweden)
Jan 13
Punktastic
Jan 05
Chorus.fm
Jan 02
Les Inrocks
Dec 30
XS Noize, Norman Records, Passion of the Weiss
Dec 29
Distorted Sound, PAPER, Complex UK, Prospect, The Philadelphia Inquirer: Dan DeLuca, Hypebeast, American Songwriter
Dec 28
The Telegraph, Good Morning America, Metal Hammer
Dec 27
WIRED
Dec 24
The Vinyl Factory, The Needle Drop
Dec 23
Sputnikmusic, Under the Radar, The Guardian, Spectrum Culture
Dec 22
USA Today, Rolling Stone: Rob Sheffield, SPIN, WXPN, Hot Press, HuffPost, NBHAP
Dec 21
Wonderland, Yahoo Entertainment, musicOMH, No Ripcord, Atwood Magazine
Dec 20
The Alternative, Okayplayer, DMY
Dec 19
Gigwise, Kerrang!
Dec 18
The Observer: Kitty Empire
Dec 16
God Is In The TV, The Washington Post, Dazed
Dec 15
Clash, Resident Advisor, The Atlantic, Coup De Main, Alternative Press, Dork, Beats Per Minute
Dec 14
Piccadilly Records, Esquire, KCRW, BrooklynVegan, MAGNET
Dec 13
Associated Press, The FADER, DJ Mag, Bandcamp Daily
Dec 12
The Wall Street Journal, People, FLOOD, DIY, NPR Music, The Independent, A.V. Club, Far Out Magazine
Dec 11
The Sunday Times
Dec 10
Albumism
Dec 09
Sound Opinions: Greg Kot, Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogatis, Variety: Chris Willman, Variety: Jem Aswad, Time Out, Slate, RIFF, NME
Dec 08
Entertainment Weekly, The Skinny, Metal Injection
Dec 07
Bleep, Slant Magazine, Vulture, NYLON
Dec 06
Double J, The Wire, Billboard, OOR, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, The Ringer, Pitchfork, PopMatters, Treble
Dec 05
Vinyl Me, Please, Northern Transmissions, AllMusic, The Line of Best Fit
Dec 04
Los Angeles Times
Dec 02
GQ [UK], MondoSonoro, Louder Than War
Dec 01
Complex, Crack Magazine, The Economist, Record Collector, The Forty-Five, The Quietus, Rolling Stone, Gorilla vs. Bear
Nov 30
Exclaim!, The New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz, The New York Times: Jon Caramanica, The New York Times: Jon Pareles
Nov 29
BBC Radio 6 Music
Nov 28
Uproxx, Paste, Glide, Loud and Quiet
Nov 27
Upset
Nov 24
Revolver
Nov 20
TIME
Nov 15
Rough Trade (UK), MOJO
Nov 10
Uncut, Decibel
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1w
weyes blood should be higher but i'm glad to see her in the top 10
2w
You have KCRW lists but no other indie/college station BOY lists?? Rationale? What about KCMU (DJ & listeners), WFMU, KUTX, many other premium music-only sources to dilute those 'experts' at quality outlets like People Magazine, GMA, USA Today, etc.
2w
reminder that the user list aggregate is up and currently has 38 contributions! https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/brainshiftt/list/99216/aoty-user-list-aggregate-2022/
3w
Midnights is missing 13 points (#5 on Giwise, #8 on Coup de Main, #20 on Good Morning America) which affects its current ranking. Those points are enough to catapult Midnights to No.8
3w
Midnights top 10 yesss
3w
Ok, but Lemonade is better though
3w
There is no need to separate the standard and deluxe editions. When pitchfork reviewed Midnights, although the review title didn't write “Midnights 3AM Version”, they still reviewed 3AM's song in the article. The same is true for the Rolling Stones. Although “Midnights” is listed in their year end list instead of “Midnights 3AM Version”, the songs in 3AM are also mentioned. Music critics do not consciously distinguish between the two.
3w
The Hollywood Reporter and other lists are missing, can somebody fix it?
3w
Midnights deserves this top 10

The album is missing 13 points (#5 on Giwise, #8 on Coup de Main, #20 on Good Morning America) which affects its current ranking. Those points are enough to catapult Midnights into Top 10. (2)

FIX THIS

3w
Motomami is missing 3 points since Motomami+ (#13 on Good Morning America) is counted as separate album although it doesn't affect the aggregate (as of now depends on how hard Wet Leg will push for the remaining lists).

However, it is different story for Midnights. The album is missing 13 points (#5 on Giwise, #8 on Coup de Main, #20 on Good Morning America) which affects its current ranking. Those points are enough to catapult Midnights into Top 10.
3w
Beyoncé ftw. Earned.
1mo
Once twice melody is so trash
1mo
why most of the publications on here are british?
1mo
motomami at #2 again i never doubted you madre!
1mo
the heck happened with drake's album? the top 20 was almost perfect... why?
1mo
Wet Leg earning the 2nd place on this list is the biggest scam of this decade
1mo
Midnights 3am is Midnights, can you please Just fix It??? Its the same album
1mo
The UPROXX annual list for both albums & songs
are voted by 200+ music critics. But it's not included?
1mo
Midnights is missing 13 points because they separated 3AM version from the original album…
1mo
u haven't updated the songs list in like 5 days? are u not going to add Sydney morning herald. its one of the biggest and most respected organisations in Australia.
1mo
Suede coming home strong!
1mo
how come critics collectively have pretty trash taste and rankings?
1mo
Perfume Genius was totally ignored by the lists this year and the album is excellent
1mo
can you pls add fantano's top songs list as well
1mo
Ethel Cain deserves this top 10, lets go
1mo
motomami come back to 2nd :’(
1mo
Shygirl is back omg
1mo
get Wet Leg out of here and put Hellfire instead
1mo
Angel Olsen should never have dropped out of the top 10
1mo
wet leg surpassed motomami this is a joke lmao
1mo
Midnights top 10 yesss
1mo
Rosalía 3

Que le den por culo!!!
1mo
Wet Leg is so much more fun and playful that Motomami, honestly. So happy that they're doing so well!!!! More rock for the people!
1mo
not wet leg surpassing motomami 😭🤮
1mo
Wet Leg hype is so bizarre
1mo
How is Wet Leg on 2nd place? Should not even be in top 10
1mo
Hellfire got robbed holy sh!t
1mo
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/brainshiftt/list/99216/aoty-user-list-aggregate-2022/

User list aggregate for those interesting in participating! Rules are in the description :)
1mo
Ants From Up There is NUMBER 1 In South America music website. English speaker's music critics knows nothing.

https://www.humonegro.com/magazine/articulos/mejores-discos-internacionales-2022/
1mo
Wet Leg is soooooo overrated
1mo
And jid gets a first place vote before bcnr does.
1mo
justice for hellfire
shit is one of the best albums i have ever heard it deserves to at least be on the list itself
1mo
why not add our culture?
1mo
Wake up baby it’s list week
1mo
the midnights 3AM version is literally just a version with extra bonus songs. It's like a deluxe edition. You're acting like they're completely different albums by dividing the points, so unfair. It's like Dawn FM and Dawn FM (Alternate World). Just extra songs.
1mo
Midnights 3 AM is Midnights. why treat as separate albums?
1mo
Question how do you guys feel about this year musically?
1mo
May I know why Admin refuses to add UPROXX's Annual Music Critics Poll into the aggregate? This is their 5th critics poll since 2018 yet none of them are included. For the record, the list is different from their staff consensus. It's similar to Pazz & Jop since it involves hundreds of critics yet the latter counts for aggregate. Anyway, here are the links for both albums and songs:

https://uproxx.com/critic-polls/uproxx-music-critics-poll-2022-albums/
https://uproxx.com/critic-polls/uproxx-music-critics-poll-2022-songs/
1mo
midnights being higher than. ants from up there 💀
1mo
where is hellfire
1mo
Wish soccer mommy would make it to the end
1mo
Wait I'm confused. The Midnights 3AM doesn't count for standard version?
1mo
So why 3am version of midnights was not combined with its original?
1mo
So happy I was right about Wet Leg and refused to listen to the haters.
It's a bop of a record. Everyone I'm playing it for fall in love with it.
1mo
the family snubbed i fear
1mo
wet leg smashes so hard
1mo
Crazy how Bad Bunny is the most listened artist in the world and at the same time has one of the most acclaimed albums of the year
1mo
those 2 lists that put preacher's daughter first are v real
1mo
renaissance and motomami top 2! those are my mothers! 😋😋
1mo
Pretty sure that if SZA album came earlier this year it would be in top 5 of this list or at least top 10
1mo
justice for The Forever Story
1mo
justice for hellfire
1mo
justice for hellfire
1mo
justice for hellfire
1mo
justice for hellfire
1mo
midnights > ants from up there confirmed
1mo
so many of these albums deserve to be higher
1mo
weyes blood at 10 :(
1mo
tirando a beyoncé que, incontestavelmente, merece o #1, posso afirmar: esse é um dos piores year end de todos os tempos.
1mo
Finally a top 3 vote for BCNR on list 65
1mo
currently top 30 for laurel hell so good for such an overhated album
1mo
Ants from Up There is struggling…
1mo
skinty fia top 10 lfg
1mo
tf is entering heaven alive doing on here 💀
1mo
not even a top 3 placement for bcnr although its literally the 2nd highest rated album according to critics lol
1mo
Wet Leg ranked higher than Dragon is unexpected
1mo
57 lists, not one top 3 vote for BCNR is baffling. Still performing well, not hurt by it, just shocked and confused.
1mo
Won't add to the Our Culture list this year? has been added in the last two years
https://ourculturemag.com/2022/12/07/the-50-best-albums-of-2022/
@Rob
1mo
also yard act 😡
there are actual good albums that need to be recognized unlike this stupid band
1mo
How is Wet Leg so high? Should not even be in top 10
1mo
bcnr deserves at least top 5
1mo
wet leg was good but damn it is soooooooo overrated
1mo
Slate also releases Best Songs list along with Best Album list
1mo
Drake kicked off and Zel now on the list. Nature is healing
1mo
This is the first she got aoty mym?!😭
1mo
AOTY in any year that Beyonce drops is gonna be Beyonce because she is literally critic proof
1mo
ethel deserves higher tbh
1mo
Once Twice Melody was so disrespected and underrated
1mo
no way yall disrespected jid like this wtf
1mo
People here crying that Black Country New Road is not in top 10. Last time I tried to listen to that album I fell asleep, overrated shit.
1mo
Charli XCX’s CRASH is missing 5 points. NYLON included the album at their unranked top 10 list, which should guarantee her +5 points. But since it’s the deluxe version there displayed, the points are not on the count. Can somebody fix this?
1mo
I do NOT get the hype with the bad bunny record and how the fuck is Honestly Nevermind even making on to a list?
1mo
Most Likely Fantano's Top 10:

1. Viagra Boys - Cave World (STRONG 9)
2. JID - The Forever Story (Decent-STRONG 9)
3. Natalia Lafourcade - De Todas la Flores (Decent-STRONG 9)
4. black midi - Hellfire (Decent-STRONG 9)
5. Black Country New Road - Ants from Up There (DECENT-Strong 9)
6. Soul Glo - Diaspora Problems (DECENT-Strong 9)
7. Petrol Girls - Baby (LIGHT-Decent 9)
8. Ashenspire - Hostile Architecture (LIGHT-Decent 9)
9. Silvana Estrada - Marchita (LIGHT-Decent 9)
10. Conway The Machine - God Don't Make Mistakes (Strong 8-LIGHT 9)

hopefully a 2nd Placement will be enough for JID to make the Top 50
1mo
bcnr is mid truthers finally seeing justice served
1mo
I liked the Beyoncé record a lot but everyone picking it as #1 just seems so safe and uninteresting……
1mo
Can album on the honorable mention of Vulture score 1 point? It looks like a unranked lists of the rest 34 albums
1mo
The New York Times has 3 individual lists on best songs of 2022, why just include one?
1mo
Rina Sawayama, Julia Jacklin, Florence + The Machine, Soccer Mommy and YYYs all getting Must Hear tags and being honorable mentions is just WRONG
1mo
is there a version of this without the lists that had Drake and Taylor Swift
1mo
What in the world
1mo
The disrespect to JID and Denzel is crazy
1mo
Really, JID is an honorable mention? Disgraceful
1mo
arctic monkeys over bm? the car wasn't bad but hellfire was amazing, kinda scuffed
1mo
THIS IS BAD, THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOO BAD, SOOOOOOOOOOO BAD SO BAD
1mo
Mr. Morale was pretty good but it doesn't deserve nearly as much praise as TPAB did.
1mo
bcnr, ants from up there, the myth.
1mo
2020 is still the best year in music this decade so far.
1mo
Mr Morale is so mid and ass. I’m glad it fell to #3.
1mo
beyoncé sweep is real and I'm obsessed
1mo
Pitchfork gassed the shit out of BC,NR when it first dropped but now they basically act like it was just a tiny blip in the year's releases lol
1mo
BCNR is an easy 1 for me, but I get Beyoncé being first
1mo
Oh wow Big Time top 10 I thought I was the only one who loved that record
1mo
My fave Shygirl did that
1mo
Annoying ass pastel green bar on the top of the screen
1mo
HORSEGIRL OH YESSS
1mo
The Weeknd should be a bit higher tho, at least top 15 albums of the year
1mo
Seems we're all in agreement about BCNR lol, though I will say that while I don't think Bey's album is better than BCNR, am I mad at her being at the top? no
1mo
crazy how user score is literally nothing lol
1mo
flop country new road
1mo
who puts midnights higher than dawn fm?
1mo
I was patient with 15 lists in and not a single 1,2 or 3 vote for BCNR, but 32 lists? Da fuq.
1mo
the BCNR underperformance is just shocking! we're still expecting many more sites to publish their lists, right? I read on another comment that these aggregate lists get balanced out over time but it still looks like a trainwreck to me
1mo
almost like critics arent normal people, so surprising
1mo
hellfire at 30 is wild
1mo
Ethel Cain so true
1mo
Jockstrap above BCNR is bizarre lmao
1mo
Denzel out of top 50 is crazy
1mo
That Wet Leg record is just getting gassed up beyond belief lol
1mo
JID in honorable mentions is kind of surprising to me
1mo
jockstrap at 6 is rancid shouldve been 1
1mo
Honestly nevermind above topical dancer is crazy
1mo
wtf is this, this just appeared on the top of my screen outta nowhere lol
1mo
Hey, me and a few other users of AOTY write for the brazilian site SoundX, and we've submitted our list, it would be pretty cool if it gets accepted 'cause it's honestly kinda annoying seeing lists only in english, people all around the world listen to music y'know
1mo
Overall I feel like 2022 was not a good year in music compared with other years, probably the weakest year since 2019 or even maybe 2015, I mean the likes of Beyoncé, Kendrick, Rosalía, BCNR, Weyes Blood, The Weeknd and others made really good albums plus we had some good albums from new coming bands like Jockstarp and others but still it’s not a memorable year at all for me.
1mo
how is BCNR getting so robbed rn it's like they forgot they gave it 89 critic score
1mo
honestly would be here for a beyonce sweep this year
1mo
I also agree that Honestly Nevermind is a top project this year!
1mo
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
1mo
critics are bots fr
1mo
We can’t have nice things
1mo
I think the #1 spot will be either Renaissance or Wet Leg
2mo
Black Country Who Road
2mo
So basically, the New York Times gets three votes? If a British publication publishes their staff picks, do you count each of those?
2mo
Wet Leg in second, but who cares, it's not like critic's opinions matter
2mo
Albums listed on Glide's list should be given 3 points, not 1.
2mo
Going to be interested to see how this changes from the mid-year list
2mo
Is there a reason The Forever Story isn't on here? It has a higher critic and user score than a few of these.
2mo
1- Weyes Blood - And In The Darkness, Heart Aglow
2mo
The 2 Jack White albums Rough Trade UK put at #1 should have to split that publication's first place points.
2mo
Oh, it's that time of the year again.
2mo
not wet leg being second 💀
2mo
I stan for A preachers daughter, Ethel Cain
2mo
already a trainwreck and we are 4 lists in
2mo
1. Mr. Morale
2. Renaisanacienssce
3. Motomami
2mo
I love how the only two lists outs rn have o albums in common lmao
2mo
Hellfire please
2mo
Will be

1 Renaissence
2 Motomami
3 Dragon New Warm
4 Ants from up There
5 Midnights
3mo
Guaranteed:
Ants From Up There
Mr. Morale
Dawn FM
Motomami
Renaissance
Dragon New Warm Mountain
Wet Leg
Caprisongs
Hellfire
Midnights
Once Twice Melody
Harry's House
The Car
3mo
rooting for laurel hell / mitski but damn this year is/was WILD, almost as good as 2020
3mo
Ants from up there /\
6mo
Is it just me that doesn’t have them? lol
6mo
Where’d the aggregates go? Lol
1y
Absolutely not
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