The Best Albums Of 2022

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Vote up your favorite albums of 2022

What are the best albums of 2022, you might ask? From R&B pop superstar The Weeknd's Dawn FM to the Grammy Award-winning Queen Bey's sensational RENAISSANCE, this year's LP discography contains countless bangers across every music genre. Alternative punk royalty and concert tour partners Avril Lavigne and Machine Gun Kelly both dropped their highly-anticipated albums Love Sux and mainstream sellout, and some of your favorite rock artists (Slash, Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mellencamp, Scorpions) also released their latest studio projects-- all of which are bound to be followed by killer concert tours. 

So which 2022 albums were you most excited to listen to? Which ones played the most heavily in your rotation? Vote below for this year's greatest new albums (in your opinion), and vote down the ones that don't live up to their hype. 

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  • Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
    380 votes
    • Genres (Music): Conscious hip hop, Jazz rap, Progressive rap
    Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers is the fifth studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, released on May 13, 2022, through PGLang, Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope ...more
  • Dawn FM
    The Weeknd
    415 votes
    • Genres (Music): Synth-pop, City pop
    Dawn FM is the fifth studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter the Weeknd. It was released through XO and Republic Records on January 7, 2022. The album is narrated by Jim Carrey, and features ...more
  • The Forever Story
    134 votes
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop
    The Forever Story is the third studio album by American rapper JID. It was released on August 26, 2022, through Dreamville and Interscope Records. The album features guest appearances from Kenny ...more
  • Melt My Eyez See Your Future
    239 votes
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop
    Melt My Eyez See Your Future is the fifth studio album by American rapper Denzel Curry, released through PH and Loma Vista Recordings on March 25, 2022. The album includes features from Robert ...more
    57 votes
    • Genres (Music): Pop, House, R&B, Dance
    RENAISSANCE is the seventh studio album by American singer Beyoncé, released on July 29, 2022, through Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. It features guest appearances from Beam, Grace ...more
  • We
    Arcade Fire
    51 votes
    • Genres (Music): Folk rock, Dance-pop, Art rock, Indie rock
    We is the sixth studio album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released on May 6, 2022, through Columbia Records. Produced by Nigel Godrich and band members Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, ...more