PEOPLE Picks the Top 10 Albums of the Year

The best of the best, from some longtime favorite artists to some new faves

01 of 10

Beyoncé, Renaissance

Beyonce's new album Renaissance

Beyoncé celebrated dance music's queer Black roots on this club-ready masterpiece.

02 of 10

Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti

Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti

Latin pop king Bad Bunny got political, paying tribute to his Puerto Rican heritage.

03 of 10

Taylor Swift, Midnights

Taylor Swift 2022 midnights album

On her record-breaking smash, Taylor Swift tackled insecurities, love and revenge.

04 of 10

Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers

Rapper Kendrick Lamar examined family strife and his fans' expectations.

05 of 10

Miranda Lambert, Palomino

Miranda Lambert Palomino

Miranda Lambert told stories — fact as well as fiction — inspired by her travels.

06 of 10



The Spanish supernova Rosalía delivered a futuristic, genre-spanning triumph.

07 of 10

Harry Styles, Harry's House

Harry Styles 'Harry's House' album cover CR: Columbia Records
Columbia Records

Harry Styles, a classic-rock student, embraced funk and soul on his cozy third album.

08 of 10

Kelsea Ballerini, Subject to Change

Kelsea Ballerini, Subject to Change

Kelsea Ballerini sang of love, friendship and new chapters in life on a country-pop gem.

09 of 10

Maggie Rogers, Surrender

Maggie Rogers, Surrender

Ranging through joy, anxiety and rage, Maggie Rogers rocked out on this electrifying LP.

10 of 10

Tove Lo, Dirt Femme

Tove Lo, Dirt Femme

The edgy Swede Tove Lo got real on this collection of confessional electropop.

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