The 51 Best Albums/EPs of 2022

By Andrew Buckner

51. It’s Almost Dry

By Pusha T

50. Sad Girl Blues (EP)

By Lauren Brabson

49. Marvelous

By Yung Gravy

48. Back in Black

By Cypress Hill

47. Dawn FM

By The Weeknd

46. Laurel Hell

By Mitski

45. Lucifer on the Sofa

By Spoon

44. Spirit Exit

By Caterina Barbieri

43. Theory of Becoming

By Evgueni Galperine

42. Ramona Park Broke My Heart

By Vince Staples

41. Driplomatic Immunity

By 183rd, Nym Lo, Smoke DZA

40. Get Well Soon

By King ISO

39. The Brave

By Tom MacDonald, Adam Calhoun

38. The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni (feat. Nikki Giovanni)

By Javon Jackson

37. Mood Swings (EP)

By Real Bad Man, Smoke DZA

36. The Three Fantastic Supermen Epics (EP)

By Killah Priest

35. SICK!

By Earl Sweatshirt

34. Cocodrillo Turbo

By Action Bronson

33. Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

By Kendrick Lamar

32. The Elephant Man’s Bones

By Roc Marciano, The Alchemist

31. Drillmatic – Heart vs. Mind

By The Game

30. First of da Month

By The Snowgoons

29. What Has Been Blessed Cannot Be Cursed

By Big Ghost Ltd., Conway the Machine

28. Onyx Versus Everybody

By Onyx

27. Peter

By Bizarre

26. Firestarter (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

By John Carpenter, Daniel Davies, Cody Carpenter

25. Unanimous Goldmine (The Original Soundtrack of “Neptune Frost”)

By Saul Williams

24. Super Beast

By Madchild

23. Skylar Grey

By Skylar Grey

22. Continuance

By Curren$y, The Alchemist

21. He Got a Gun

By Bizarre

20. Sometimes Y

By Yelawolf, Shooter Jennings

19. Tana Talk 4

By Benny the Butcher

18. God Don’t Make Mistakes 

By Conway the Machine

17. Saturday Afternoon Kung-Fu Theater (EP)

By RZA,  DJ Scratch

16. No Fear of Time

By Black Star

15. Medicine at Midnight

By Foo Fighters

14. Forever

By Phife Dawg

13. 1993 

By Onyx

12. Sentimental Ballad

By Teagan Johnston

11. Renaissance Kings 

By The Snowgoons

10. Detroit Life 2

By Swifty McVay

9. Zhigeist

By Elzhi, Georgia Anne Muldrow

8. Czarmageddon!

By Czarface

7. Aethiopes

By Billy Woods

6. Harbor City Season One

By Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, 

5. Cost of Living

By Apollo Brown, Philmore Greene 

4. Last of a Dying Breed

By Kool G Rap

3. Cheat Codes

By Black Thought, Danger Mouse 

2. Horrah Scope 

By Killah Priest

1. King’s Disease III

By Nas