Another great year for music and the world returned to something like normal after Covid. And while the cost of living will hurt, the value of music will never change. Here's the records that defined 2022 for us.  

5 Seconds Of Summer - 5SOS5
The 1975
- Being Funny in A Foreign Language
Architects - the classic symptoms of a broken spirit
Arctic Monkeys - The Car
Loyle Carner - hugo
Danger Mouse / Black Thoughts - Cheat Codes
Don Broco - Amazing Things
Ezra Collective - Where I'm Meant To Be
Gang Of Youths - angel in realtime.
Ghost - Impera
Holy Fawn - Dimensional Bleed
The Interrupters - In The Wild
Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl
SigridHow To Let Go
Harry Styles - Harry's House
Taylor Swift - Midnights
Frank Turner - FTHC
Wet Leg - Wet Leg
The Wonder Years - The Hum Goes On Forever
Yard Act - The Overload


And last but not least, here are our individual staff picks of the year:

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