What are this year's hottest alternative albums, you might ask? We've featured all of your favorite new alternative records for your eye and ear candy below. From Bastille's Give Me the Future to Oliver Tree's Cowboy Tears, 2022's top alternative albums feature diverse bands across multiple decades and countless subgenres, including indie rock, synth pop, new wave, pop punk, heavy metal, folk, alternative rock, CCM, art pop, disco, country, and Americana. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with their twelfth studio album Unlimited Love, and alt. pop crossover female artists Mitski and Avril Lavigne continue shattering glass ceilings with their latest full-length projects, Laurel Hell and Love Sux

Which 2022 alternative album will win a Grammy next year? Will any of these full-length projects surpass a billion streams across Spotify and Apple Music? Vote up your favorite new alternative albums, and feel free to check out these artists' discography lists afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their greatest studio LPs.

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