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Our Favorite Albums of 2022 (So Far) 💿

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

Written by: Kylie Connet

Now that we are officially over halfway through 2022, it’s time to go over our favorite albums of the year so far! There has been such a variety of music released so it’s hard to pick our favorites but we narrowed it down to 15 that we love. From live albums to debut albums we’ve got our top picks here for you. ✨

  • Artist: The Weeknd

  • Released: January 6, 2022

  • Genre: Pop, R&B

  • Singles: "Take My Breath", "Sacrifice", "Out of Time"

  • The Weeknd is currently the #2 most listened to artist on Spotify and has been hugely popular since his album Trilogy in 2012. With each album, he delivers a unique experience and aesthetic in his music videos and lyrics and definitely did not disappoint with Dawn FM.

  • Artist: Miley Cyrus

  • Released: April 1, 2022

  • Genre: Pop, Live

  • Artist: Lizzy McAlpine

  • Released: April 8, 2022

  • Genre: Alternative/Indie, Pop

  • Singles: "erase me", "hate to be lame"

  • Singer-songwriter Lizzy McAlpine’s album released in April 2022 came after the success of her separate singles and collaborations with Grammy-winning artists FINNEAS and Jacob Collier. Five seconds flat was met with an abundance of praise from critics and peers alike. Her melodic tone and heart-wrenching lyrics perfectly tell her story.

  • Artist: Jack Harlow

  • Released: May 6, 2022

  • Genre: Rap

  • Singles: "Nail Tech", "First Class"

  • Over the past two years, the Kentucky-born rapper has had a huge leap to mainstream success. With many of his songs becoming popular on TikTok and collaborations with artists like Lil Wayne and Lil Nas X, his album was received excitedly by his fanbase.

  • Artist: Post Malone

  • Released: June 7, 2022

  • Genre: Rap

  • Singles: "One Right Now", "Cooped Up"

  • The Texan rapper’s fourth album was released at the start of summer to become the soundtrack of many fans’ vacations. The album has an undertone of longing mixed with fun and upbeat melodies to drive the hip-hop style. We can’t wait to see how his upcoming tour turns out.

  • Artist: Conan Gray

  • Released: June 24, 2022

  • Genre: Pop

  • Singles: "Astronomy", "People Watching", "Jigsaw", "Memories", "Yours"

  • 23-year-old Conan Gray’s sophomore album, Superache, was highly anticipated by fans and definitely did not disappoint! His authenticity as a songwriter resonates with teenagers and young adults worldwide. Conan’s first single was only released in 2018 yet he has become a viral sensation over the past few years and made a name for himself. This album showcases his emotions in such a vulnerable and beautiful way.

  • Artist: Soccer Mommy

  • Released: June 24, 2022

  • Genre: Indie Rock

  • Singles: "Shotgun", "Unholy Affliction", "Bones", "newdemo"

  • Indie artist, Soccer Mommy, dropped her fifth album in June and we were immediately obsessed. The 22-year-old is a Nashville native who has been writing and performing for years with over 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Sometimes, Forever perfectly captures many of the trials and tribulations of your early twenties that so many can relate to.

  • Artist: j-hope

  • Released: July 15, 2022

  • Genre: K-Pop, Hip-hop

  • Singles: "More", "Arson"

  • Artist: Sabrina Carpenter

  • Released: July 15, 2022

  • Genre: Pop

  • Singles: "skinny dipping", "Fast Times", "Vicious"

  • The former Disney actress’ studio album was released less than a week ago and definitely has a few tracks we’ve had on repeat. With songwriting help from hitmaker Julia Michaels, the album is bound to become a favorite among fans.

With so many incredible releases already, we can’t wait to see what the rest of the year’s albums will bring us. If you found something new to listen to here, we’d love to hear your thoughts; share with us on Instagram and Twitter! 💜

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