The 50 best albums of 2022
The Kerrang! verdict on the 50 albums that shaped 2022.
The full list is as follows: Alissic, Anorak Patch, Ashnikko, Barns Courtney, Beauty School Dropout, BEMZ, BILK, Caity Baser, CASPR, Cassyette, Christian, Alexander, Claudia Valentina, Corella, Courting, Daisy Brain, Dan D’Lion, Dayglow, DE’WAYNE, DEADLETTER, Dolores Forever, DYLAN, EMBY, Flowerovlove, Gabe Coulter, Glaive, Grove, HO99O9, Honeyglaze, Jazmine Flowers, JBee, Joe Unknown, Joesef, Jords, Just Wondering, Lice, Luude, Mallrat, Meduulla, Miso Extra, Panic Shack, phem, Police Car Collective, Priestgate, SISI, Stone, Taipei Houston, The Native and The Skinner Brothers.
They join six headliners – Dave, Megan Thee Stallion, Arctic Monkeys, Bring Me The Horizon, Rage Against The Machine and Halsey – plus an impressively stacked three-day bill featuring everyone from Enter Shikari to Måneskin to Run The Jewels to Poppy.
Today, the festivals have also announced their partnership with No Music On A Dead Planet, with the organisers confirming that they'll be funding a new research project within Music Declares Emergency, which aims 'to drive grid connections to UK festivals and begin the transition of the UK outdoor live sector to grid power. Such a transition will ultimately reduce carbon emissions for the sector in relation to temporary power generation.' Great stuff all-round.
Check out the full R&L 2022 line-up:
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