Queen Venerator’s Top 100 Albums of 2022

Queen Venerator's Top 100 Albums of 2022

It’s our yearly tradition here at Queen Venerator as we’re counting down our Top 100 Albums of 2022. To say that this was a good year in music would be a massive understatement. This was one of the best years in music in recent memory. A lot of great albums didn’t make the cut, which is kind of insane considering there are 100 albums listed here.

And what a 100 they are.

Dance bangers from across Africa, ambient bedroom projects, a ton of hip-hop, wild free jazz, midi-infused pipe organs, fiery hardcore punk, modular synths for days, ear-shattering electronics, the smoothest desert blues, a guy rummaging around in a box for an hour, and so much more. Enjoy!

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Albums Discussed:

700 Bliss – Nothing to Declare

Afrorack – The Afrorack

Ani Klang – Ani Klang LP

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti

Battle Trance – Green of Winter

Beyonce – Renaissance

Bill Orcutt – Music for Four Guitars

billy woods – Aethiopes

billy woods x Messiah Musik – Church

Binker and Moses – Feeding the Machine

Bitchin Bajas – Bajascillators

Bjork – Fossora

Black Flower – Magma

Blind Eye – Decomposed

Bob Vylan – Bob Vylan Presents the Price of Life

Burning Plastic Blues Band – Peculiar Refractions in the Fullness of Time

Caterina Barbieri – Spirit Exit

Cheb Terro Vs DJ Die Soon – Cheb Terro Vs DJ Die Soon

Cheba Wahida – Jrouli

Claire Rousay – Everything Perfect is Already Here

Compro Oro – Buy the Dip

Condor Gruppe – Gulliver

Crime of Passing – S/T

Croatian Amor – Remember Rainbow Bridge

Danger Mouse and Black Thought – Cheat Codes

Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn – Pigments

Deathsdynamicshroud.wmv – Transcendence Bot

Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future

DJ Travella – Mr. Mixondo

Earthlogoff – Tritium

Ensemble Nist-Nah – Elders

Etran de L’Air – Agadez

Flower-Corsano Duo – The Halcyon

Freak Genes – Hologram

Gwenno – Tresor

Hi Tech – S/T

Horse Lords – Comradely Objects

Hudson Glover – Crystal Oscillators

Imarhan – Aboogi

Immanuel Wilkins – The 7th Hand

Jenny Hval – Classic Objects

Jupiter Jax – Lower Your Entropy

Kali Malone – Living Torch

Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers

Konjur Collective – Blood in My Eye (A Soul Insurgent Guide)

La Milagrosa – Panico

La Roche – Liye Liye

Lady Aicha & Pisko Crane’s Original Fulu Miziki of Kinshasa – N’Djila Wa Mudujimu

Latto – 777

Laura Cannell – Antiphony of The Trees

Little Simz – No Thank You

Lucrecia Dalt – Ay!

Macross 82-99 – Sailorwave III

Makaya McCraven – In These Times

Marina Herlop – Pripyat

Matmos – Regards/Uklony dla Boguslaw Schaeffer

Maxime Denuc – Nachthorn

Moor Mother – Jazz Codes

Municipal Waste – Electrified Brain

Natural Dice – S/T

New Mexican Stargazers – Motel Room Thunder

Nik Colk Void – Bucked Up Space

Novatron – S/T

Omertà – Collection Particulière

Open Mike Eagle – Component System with the Auto Reverse

Oren Ambarchi – Shebang

Osees – A Foul Form

Otoboke Beaver – Super Champon

Patrick Shiroishi – Inoue

Persher – Man with The Magic Soap

Petrol Girls – Baby

Phelimuncasi – Ama Gogela

Point No Point – Bad Vibes in Mushroom Forest

Problems – This is Working Out / I’ve Got Problems

Pulse Emitter – Dusk

Pusha T – It’s Almost Dry

Rachika Nayar – Heaven Come Crashing

Ribbon Stage – Hit with the Most

Robin Foster – Junkpolitik

Rosalia – Motomami

Sarah Davachi – Two Sisters

Sarahsson – The Horgenaith

Silica Gel – Wooden Shoe

Sote – Majestic Noise Made in Beautiful Rotten Iran

Strugglin’ – Pitch Pine

Sudan Archives – Natural Brown Prom Queen

Superchunk – Wild Loneliness

Tanya Tagaq – Tongues

Torrello – Out of Office

V/A – Doom Mix Vol. VI

V/A – Future Nuggets: Sounds of the Unheard from Romania Vol. 4

V/A – Music from Saharan WhatsApp

Varsovia – Diseñar y Destruir

Viagra Boys – Cave World

Weston Olencki – Old Time Music

Weyes Blood – And in The Darkness, Hearts Aglow

Whatever The Weather – S/T

Wormrot – Hiss

Worst Spills – S/T

Zola Jesus – Arkhon

You can check out our Top 100 Albums of 2021 list here.

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