Most anticipated albums of 2022: metal, rock, rap, hip hop

Most anticipated albums of 2022: metal, rock, rap, hip hop

2022 has been a good year for music so far with the long anticipated return of John Frusciante into the lineup of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and the release of the debut album of Wet Leg. In this article we will look at some of the most anticipated albums of 2022.

Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There 

Following on from their acclaimed debut album: "For the first time", Black Country, New Road are back with their second album: "Ants From Up There" which was released on February 4th. The album is currently one of the highest rated albums of the year, and is No.1 on AOTY top albums. 

Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia

With their 3rd album, the Dublin based band, finally managed to achieve their first number one album in Ireland and the UK. Skinty Fia was released on April 22nd. 

Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You

The fifth studio album from Big Thief was released as a double album on February 11th 2022. The album features 20 songs which have been well received, and appear in many top 40 lists across the world. 

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Unlimited Love

Back with their 12th studio album, Unlimited Love, released on April 1st 2022, the album features the return of guitarist John Frusciante who left in 2009 and returned in 2019. The album was well received and went to number one in the USA upon its release. 

Wet Leg - Wet Leg

Wet Leg was founded in 2019 and came to the fore when their first single "Chaise Longue" became a hit. They have since released "Wet Dream", again to critical acclaim. Wet Leg proved not to be one hit wonders and their debut album was ranked number one in the UK when it was released on the 8th April 2022.

The Weeknd - Dawn FM

The Weeknd was one of the biggest names during the COVID 19 pandemic, with the song "Blinding Lights" featuring heavily on TikTok. The Weeknd is back with another studio album, released on the 7th January 2022. 

Bloc Party: Alpha Games

Another established band that is back with a new album. Bloc Party have returned with their sixth studio album on the 29th April 2022. The album has been fairly well received by fans of Bloc Party's sound.

Arcade Fire - WE

With their sixth studio album: "WE", an album that the band had been writing long before the COVID 19 pandemic hit, Arcade Fire are back. This will be the final album to feature Will Butler, one of the founding members who left the band after the album was finished to focus on his solo records. 

Interpol - The Other Side of Make-Believe

Interpol have released several singles to their upcoming album, which has a release date of July 15th 2022. This will be their 7th album, and if their single's are anything to go by, Interpol stay true to their distinct sound. 

Jack White - Fear of the Dawn / Entering Heaven Alive

Jack White of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather is back with another record, with a release date of July 22nd 2022. Fans of his previous works will no doubt enjoy this latest album. The rel

Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Arguably one of the most successful artists of recent years, Kendrick Lamar returns with his eagerly anticipated follow up to critically acclaimed: DAMN. This will be his final album with the TDE label. The album will be released on the 13th May 2022.