8 Must-hear albums of 2022: The Weeknd, Mitski, Charli XCX, Beach House and more

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Music is a magic pill, to say the least. From uplifting one’s mood to teleporting them to another world, music can do what nothing else can. After 2021’s massive hits, fans all across the globe have anticipated some top-notch albums for 2022.

Here are 8 artists whose albums are a must-listen in 2022:

The Weeknd – Dawn FM

The Weeknd

Dawn FM is the Weeknd’s fifth studio album. It was released on January 7, 2022. Matilda Finn photographed Dawn FM‘s standard album cover design. It shows a bearded and elderly Weeknd in a gloomy location, with a little beam of light shining over his shoulder.

Mitski – Laurel Hell


Mitski’s sixth studio album, Laurel Hell, is expected to launch on February 4, 2022. Mitski is known for her Japanese-American indie rock style of music. Patrick Hyland was once again in charge of the production of the album which has created hype already. The lead song Working for the Knife was released ahead of the album, while the release of the second track The Only Heartbreaker was confirmed on November 9, 2021.

Rosalía – Motomami


Rosalía’s third studio album, Motomami, is set to be released later this year. It will be produced by Columbia Records and is described as conceptual, experimental, and “her most intimate and honest album to date.” The title of the album is a non-accepted binomial, but Rosalía explained that she picked the title because the album “is constructed in binaries, two forms of opposing energy” and hence has two different emotions to portray.

Two Ribbons – Let’s Eat Grandma Two Ribbons


The next album by Two Ribbons is set to depict a relationship between two people who are drifting apart. Although they are known for their synth-pop songs, the upcoming album, Let’s Eat Grandma will be a mellow and slow tune.

Father John Misty – Chloe and the Next 20th Century

Father John Misty

Father John Misty has announced the availability of his fifth album, God’s Favorite Customer: Chlo and the Next 20th Century, on April 8 via Sub Pop and Bella Union. Funny Girl, the album’s lead song, is now available, along with a cinematic music video produced by Nicholas Ashe Bateman.

Charli XCX – Crash


The anticipated fifth studio album by English singer and songwriter Charli XCX, Crash, is slated to be released on March 18, 2022. It will be her final album under her current recording deal with Atlantic Records.

Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You

Big Thief

Big Thief has released the announcement of the latest 20-track double album called Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You via 4AD. The album is set to be released in  February 2022. The album was originally mentioned in a brief interview, and the new track Time Escaping, serves as a taster for the forthcoming album. It comes after the band’s two 2019 albums, U.F.O.F. and Two Hands.

Beach House – Once Twice Melody

The lead single and title track from the band’s self-produced eighth studio album, Once Twice Melody, is the first of four chaptered releases that make up their most dramatic record ever.