We're ranking the best rock albums of 2022 for your enjoyment (and also because it's our moral obligation as music junkies to provide you with this year's hottest rock records). From the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Unlimited Love to the Scorpions' Rock Believer, 2022's top rock albums feature diverse bands across six decades and countless subgenres, including alternative rock, heavy metal, indie rock, pop rock, new wave, punk rock, country, folk rock, CCM, blues rock, and Americana. Classic rock legends Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp, Slash, Elvis Costello, Tears For Fears, and Bryan Adams released their umpteenth studio albums this year, and millennial punk royalty Avril Lavigne and Machine Gun Kelly dropped their latest records Love Sux and Mainstream Sellout while also collaborating on each other's albums.
Which 2022 rock album will win a Grammy next year? Will any of these full-length projects surpass a billion streams across Spotify and Apple Music? Vote below for your favorite new rock albums, and feel free to check out these artists' discography lists afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their greatest studio LPs.