We're ranking the best indie albums of 2022 by the industry's most-talented hipsters across diverse music genres. From The Black Keys' Dropout Boogie to Muna's eponymous third studio album, this year's greatest indie records feature incredibly written lyrics, unparalleled vocals, and brilliantly-produced tracks across diverse genres. Folk-pop singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers defies gravity with her sophomore LP Surrender, and indie rockers Band of Horses and Father John Misty continue to melt hearts with their latest albums Things Are Great and Chloë and the Next 20th Century. Electropop musician Lauv addresses mental health and addiction throughout his emotional record All 4 Nothing, and Gen Z songstress King Princess once again delivers a powerful performance across Hold On Baby's track list.
Which 2022 indie album will win a Grammy next year? How many of these records will surpass a billion streams across Spotify and Apple Music? Vote below for the best new indie albums, and vote down the records that aren't worthy of this year's GOAT status. Feel free to check out these artists' discography lists afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their greatest studio LPs.