In 2022, pop mavens, rap greats, and rock favorites returned, select indie acts broke out to the masses, the pop-punk resurgence continued to thrive, and many upstarts won over the hearts of new fans. All in all: It was a pretty great year for new music. To reflect on the year, like the huge music fans that we are, AltPress rounded up the 55 best albums of 2022. Below, find our favorite records we've had on repeat all year, from beloved pop and indie records to hardcore hits and standout hip-hop releases, and everything in between. 

The Best Albums of 2022