Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

2022

The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2022

05 December 2022

Preacher's Daughter - Ethel Cain

The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2022

[see also 20212020]

Los Angeles Times: Mikael Wood: The 20 Best Albums of 2022

04 December 2022

Renaissance - Beyoncé

Mikael Wood: The 20 Best Albums of 2022, as published by The Los Angeles Times

[see also 2021]

10 more not to be missed, in alphabetical order

Les Inrocks: Top 25 Albums of 2022

03 December 2022

Motomami - Rosalía

Les Inrockuptibles: Top 25 Albums of 2022

[see also 20212020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Folk Alley: Best Albums of 2022

02 December 2022

The New Faith - Jake Blount

Folk Alley: Best Albums of 2022

[see also 2020]

Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2022

02 December 2022

Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers - Kendrick Lamar

Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2022

[see also 20212020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2022

01 December 2022

I Love You Jennifer B - Jockstrap

Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2022

[see also 202120202010s201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Crack Magazine: The Top 50 Albums of 2022

01 December 2022

Preacher's Daughter - Ethel Cain

Crack Magazine: The Top 50 Albums of 2022

[see also 20162015201420132012]

Quietus: Albums of the Year 2022

01 December 2022

I Love You Jennifer B - Jockstrap

The Quietus: Albums of the Year 2022

[see also 20212020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Rolling Stone: The 100 Best Albums of 2022

01 December 2022

Renaissance - Beyoncé

Rolling Stone: The 100 Best Albums of 2022

[see also 202120202010s201920182017201620152014201320122011]

New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2022

30 November 2022

Janky Star - Grace Ives

Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2022, as published by The New York Times

[see also 20212020]

And 12 more very good records worth mentioning