Best Albums of 2022

Listed below are the best albums of 2022 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 greatest album charts.

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2022 year summaryThe best artists of 2022 were Black Country, New Road, Big Thief, Kendrick Lamar, The Smile, Black Midi, Alvvays, Beyoncé, Beach House, Fontaines D.C. and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.
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2022
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5,332
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Buy album United States
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2,296
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Buy album United States
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2022
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1,941
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Buy album United States
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1,369
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Buy album United States
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2022
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1,347
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Buy album United States
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2022
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1,323
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Buy album United States
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2022
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1,181
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Buy album United States
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2022
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1,171
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Buy album United States
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1,085
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962
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Best Albums of 2022 composition

Country Albums %


United States 453 45%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 53 5%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Australia 31 3%
France 26 3%
Germany 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Popular  Charts
1. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
2. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
5. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
8. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
9. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
10. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
11. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
12. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
13. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
14. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
15. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
16. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
17. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
18. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
19. Die besten Alben aller Zeiten by Rolling Stone Deutschland (2004)
20. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
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