Albums From Across The Musical Universe Proved Themselves Among 2022’s Top New Albums

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As the final hours of 2022 tick away and all eyes and hopes look forward to 2023, there is still a little bit of time to look back on the year that is now ending in regards to the year’s top new albums.  This year produced so many impressive new albums across the musical universe, from rock to rap to jazz, blues, classical, world, and even family music, as Phil’s Picks has shown.  Looking at all of those genres, many of them have produced records that are clearly among the best of the best, and they are presented here in the last of this year’s new music lists.

This year’s list of the year’s top new albums includes Machine Head’s new album, Of Kingdom and Crown, percussionist Tom Collier’s new album, The Color of Wood, and even Pimps of Joytime’s new album, Reachin’ Up among so many others.  Between these and all of the other albums included in this final music list for the year, it is clear that this year’s overall field of new music was rich with enjoyable content.  It made creating this list so difficult, but the list was created, nonetheless.

As with each Phil’s Picks list, this one consists of the year’s top 10 new albums and five additional honorable mentions for a total of 15 titles.  The top 10 records are the best of the best and the honorable mentions are records that are appealing in their own right and deserving of attention, too, thus their inclusion here.  Without any further ado, here is Phil’s Picks’ 2022 Top 10 New Albums of the Year.


  1. Bloodywood – Rakshak
  2. Danilo Perez – Crisalida
  3. Derek Sherinian – Vortex
  4. Machine Head – Of Kingdom and Crown
  5. Mickey Leigh’s Mutated Music – Variants of Vibe
  6. Devin Townsend – Light Work
  7. Joe Satriani – Elephants of Mars
  8. Sabaton – The Symphony to End All Wars
  9. Pimps of Joytime – Reachin’ Up
  10. Tom Collier – The Color of Wood
  11. The Jorgensens – Americana Soul
  12. Mark Tremonti – Tremonti Sings Sinatra
  13. Playing For Change Band – The Real Revolution
  14. Old Crow Medicine Show – Paint The Town
  15. Bobby Watson – Back Home in Kansas City

That’s it for this year’s new music year-enders.  There is still time for at least a couple of TV pieces to go through before the year officially ends, so stay tuned!

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