The Best Albums of 2022, Plus RIP Christine McVie


As 2022 comes to a close, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reveal their Best Albums of the Year, music they loved and couldn’t stop listening to. They also hear selections from their production staff and pay tribute to the late, great Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac. 

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Obituary: Christine McVie


Music fans were shocked to hear that Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie died on November 30th. Greg says she was a very gifted songwriter, starting in the swinging London blues scene and continuing on Fleetwood Mac's circuitous career path.

The Best Albums of 2022

Jim and Greg have been making their lists and checking them twice and are now ready to share their favorite albums of 2022. Jim makes one last-minute swap of his number one and number two slots.


  1. Dry Cleaning, Stumpwork
  2. Wet Leg, Wet Leg
  3. The Linda Lindas, Growing Up
  4. Muna, Muna
  5. Viagra Boys, Cave World
  6. Katie Kim, Hour of the Ox
  7. Amanda Shires, Take It Like A Man
  8. Drive-By Truckers, Welcome 2 Club XIII
  9. Alvvays, Blue Rev
  10. Lizzo, Special
  11. Spiritualized, Everything Was Beautiful
  12. Mitski, Laurel Hell
  13. Pedro the Lion, Havasu
  14. Warpaint, Radiate Like This
  15. Spoon, Lucifer on the Sofa
  16. Sara Shook & the Disarmers, Night Roamer
  17. Sharon Van Etten, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong
  18. Superchunk, Wild Loneliness
  19. Saba, Few Good Things
  20. Shamir, Heterosexuality


  1. Nnamdi, Please Have a Seat
  2. Sharon Van Etten, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong
  3. Danger Mouse and Black Thought, Cheat Codes
  4. Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul, Topical Dancer
  5. Wet Leg, Wet Leg
  6. Trupa Trupa, B Flat A
  7. Santigold, Spirituals
  8. Dry Cleaning, Stumpwork
  9. Billy Woods, Aethiopes and Church
  10. Alvvays, Blue Rev
  11. Fantastic Negrito, White Jesus Black Problems
  12. Saba, Few Good Things
  13. Sasami, Squeeze
  14. Roc Marciano & The Alchemist, The Elephant Man’s Bones
  15. K.O.G and Zongo Brigade, Zone 6 Agege
  16. Say Sue Me, The Last Thing Left
  17. The Smile, A Light for Attracting Attention
  18. Shamir, Heterosexuality
  19. Drive-By Truckers, Welcome 2 Club XIII
  20. Dehd, Blue Skies

Producer Picks

  • Alex: Lizzo, Special
  • Sol: Pinkshift, Love Me Forever
  • Andrew: Julia Jacklin, Pre-Pleasure

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