Brig Music Section Writer’s Top Albums of 2022

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As 2022 draws to a close and with many album reviews behind them, the Brig music writers are now well versed in the top albums of 2022.

Many writers have big names within their own top lists, but many underrated artists also creeped their way into their favourites.

Whether you discover your own favourite albums in our writer’s lists or even new artists whom you can fall in love with, there is certainly something for everyone. All of these albums shaped how our writers viewed music this year and gave them the inspiration to curate articles.

Georgia Dalgarno

  1. Being Funny in a Foreign Language – The 1975
  2. Skinty Fia – Fontaines D.C.
  3. The Jacket – Widowspeak
  4. Laurel Hell – Mitski
  5. SOS – SZA
  6. The Car – Arctic Monkeys
  7. Life Is Yours – Foals
  8. Cub – Wunderhorse
  9. Once Twice Melody – Beach House
  10. Here Comes Everybody – Spacey Jane

Alex Paterson

  1. Preacher’s Daughter – Ethel Cain
  2. Being Funny in a Foreign Language – The 1975
  3. Dance Fever – Florence + the Machine
  4. Caprisongs – FKA Twigs
  5. If My Wife New I’d Be Dead – CMAT

Ben McSwan

  1. Midnights – Taylor Swift
  2. Harry’s House – Harry Styles
  3. Superache – Conan Gray
  4. 22 Make – Oh Wonder
  5. Only the Strong Survive – Bruce Springsteen
Midnights by Taylor Swift. Image Credit: @taylorswift13/Twitter

Robbie McAvenue

  1. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You – Big Thief
  2. Renaissance – Beyoncé
  3. Natural Brown Prom Queen – Sudan Archives
  4. I Love You Jennifer B – Jockstrap
  5. De Todas las Flores – Natalia Lafourcade

Freya Deyell

  1. Quitters – Christian Lee Hutson
  2. Dance Fever – Florence + the Machine
  3. Being Funny in a Foreign Language – The 1975
  4. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You – Big Thief
  5. Ants from Up There – Black Country, New Road

Patrick Doyle

  1. The Turning Wheel – Spellling
  2. Beatopia – beabadoobee
  3. CAPRISONGS – FKA twigs
  4. Actual Life 3 – Fred again..
  5. Nymph – Shygirl

Samantha McBride

  1. Midnights (3am edition) – Taylor Swift
  2. Harry’s House – Harry Styles
  3. From 2 to 3 – Peach Pit
  4. INSIDE (Deluxe) – Bo Burnham
  5. Special – Lizzo
The Car by Arctic Monkeys.
Image Credit:@ArcticMonkeys/Twitter

Nikita Vance

  1. @dannocean – Danny Ocean

Skyler Bradley

  1. Jack in the Box — j-hope
  2. Indigo — RM
  3. Complete Collapse — Sleeping With Sirens
  4. Tell Me That It’s Over — Wallows
  5. Harry’s House — Harry Styles

Jodie Marshall

  1. Skinty Fia – Fontaines DC
  2. Last night in the Bittersweet – Paolo Nutini
  3. Gemini Rights – Steve Lacy
  4. Wet leg – Wet Leg
  5. Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers – Kendrick Lamar

Featured Image Credit: (Top left) @fontainesdublin/Twitter, (Top Right) @the1975/Twitter, (Bottom left) @steve.lacy/Instagram, (Bottom right) @bigthiefmusic/Twitter

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