100 Greatest Albums of 2022

Criteria: These music albums from the year 2022 were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. Renaissance
2. Un Verano Sin Ti
Bad Bunny
3. Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers
Kendrick Lamar
4. Midnights
Taylor Swift
5. Harry's House
Harry Styles
6. Dawn FM
The Weeknd
7. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
Big Thief
8. Motomami
9. Blue Rev
10. SOS

11. Special
12. Born Pink
13. Wet Leg
Wet Leg
14. Melt My Eyez, See Your Future
Denzel Curry
15. Natural Brown Prom Queen
Sudan Archives
16. Ants From Up There
Black Country, New Road
17. A Light for Attracting Attention
The Smile
18. Skinty Fia
Fontaines D.C.
19. Once Twice Melody
Beach House
20. Lucifer on the Sofa
21. Palomino
Miranda Lambert
22. Her Loss
Drake & 21 Savage
23. God Save the Animals
Alex G
24. Fossora
25. Being Funny in a Foreign Language
The 1975
26. And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow
Weyes Blood
27. Heroes & Villains
Metro Boomin
28. Just Like That
Bonnie Raitt
29. American Heartbreak
Zack Bryan
30. Not Tight
Domi & JD Beck
31. Preacher's Daughter
Ethel Cain
32. Cheat Codes
Danger Mouse & Black Thought
33. Gemini Rights
Steve Lacy
34. Stumpwork
Dry Cleaning
35. I Never Liked You
36. Hellfire
Black Midi
37. Big Time
Angel Olsen
38. Painless
Nilüfer Yanya
39. It's Almost Dry
Pusha T
40. Farm to Table
Bartees Strange
41. Crooked Tree
Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway
42. Crash
Charli XCX
43. Good Morning Gorgeous
Mary J. Blige
44. Patient Number 9
Ozzy Osbourne
45. Only Built for Infinity Links
Quavo & Takeoff
46. Diaspora Problems
Soul Glo
47. Humble Quest
Maren Morris
48. The Loneliest Time
Carly Rae Jepsen
49. Cool It Down
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
50. Impera
51. A Beautiful Time
Willie Nelson
52. Love, Damini
Burna Boy
53. The Forever Story
54. Pompeii
Cate Le Bon
55. Cruel Country
56. Ramona Park Broke My Heart
Vince Staples
57. The Boy Named If
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
58. King's Disease III
59. I Love You Jennifer B
60. Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
61. Expert in a Dying Field
The Beths
62. Flood
Stella Donnelly
63. Chloë and the Next 20th Century
Father John Misty
64. Sometimes, Forever
Soccer Mommy
65. Hypnos
Ravyn Lenae
66. No Thank You
Little Simz
67. Weather Alive
Beth Orton
68. Dripfield
69. Giving the World Away
70. Sick!
Earl Sweatshirt
71. Muna
72. Legendaddy
Daddy Yankee
73. Unlimited Love
Red Hot Chili Peppers
74. Surrender
Maggie Rogers
75. It's Only Me
Lil Baby
76. Fear of the Dawn
Jack White
77. Traumazine
Megan Thee Stallion
78. Dance Fever
Florence + The Machine
79. Labyrinthitis
80. The Last Slimeto
Youngboy Never Broke Again
81. Earthling
Eddie Vedder
82. Hold the Girl
Rina Sawayama
83. More Love, Less Ego
84. His Happiness Shall Come First Even Though We Are Suffering
85. Familia
Camila Cabello
86. The Hardest Part
Noah Cyrus
87. I Walked With You a Ways
88. The Car
Arctic Monkeys
89. Remember Your North Star
Yaya Bey
90. Two Ribbons
Let's Eat Grandma
91. Laurel Hell
92. Jack in the Box
93. Evolve
Special Interest
94. Broken Hearts Club
95. Aethiopes
Billy Woods
96. Electricity
Ibibio Sound Machine
97. 7220
Lil Durk
98. DS4ever
99. De Todas Las Flores
Natalia Lafourcade
100. Decide
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2022
An unheralded great album from 2022
Ryan's choice:
Heavy Pendulum
Cave In
Lew's choice:
Take It Like a Man
Amanda Shires
2021   |   2023