Top 2022 Pop Music Albums

With so many musicians emerging to join the stars that are already on the scene stirring things up, popular music, or Pop as it is commonly known, is and has always been a dominant genre globally. A number of musicians from other genres are either switching sounds or incorporating Pop into their characteristic sounds as a result of the increase in demand for the music in that genre, making Pop music one of the most sought-after.

Pop music dominated several charts this year, delighting our ears with wonderful melodies and serving as the soundtrack to many of our treasured moments. We’re here to show you the top ten Pop albums of 2022 that made a big splash and won fans over. Let’s look at them in more detail below.

10. Humble Quest – Maren Morris

Maren Morris has accomplished everything on her bingo card: she has a successful career, a wonderful spouse, a new baby, and she is well-liked by her fellow Highway women. What then did the woman who had it all do as her next deed? Take a bite of humble pie and go back to the details of life. It turns out that there are often complicated emotions at play even when everything appears to be going smoothly. “Humble Quest” captures Maren’s quest for clarification. Come for her powerful vocals and exquisite lyricism on every song; stay for the song-within-a-song concept.

9. Familia – Camila Cabello

On April 8, 2022, Familia—Camila Cabello’s third studio album—was made available by Epic Records. Cabello is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. With producers like Mike Sabath, Ricky Reed, Edgar Barrera, and Cheche Alara, Cabello wrote the album between 2020 and 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The singer’s “manifest collective joy” with her family during the pandemic served as the inspiration for the album, which is about reuniting with the singer’s Latin American roots. The album was preceded by two singles, including the lead single “Don’t Go Yet,” which peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100 after charting internationally. Willow, Mara Becerra, and Yotuel all contribute vocals as guests on Familia.

8. Love Sux – Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne’s seventh album, Love Sux, her first musical offering in three years, represents a return to her emo roots. It is only fitting that Avril finds her place in the genre she helped pave the way for years ago, especially with new musicians leading a pop-punk comeback. The main message of the album—that people deceive, lie, and utilize you in love—is wonderfully encapsulated in the title. Lavigne delivers these ideas in a lighthearted, enjoyable, and guitar-driven explosion of pop-punk perfection, despite the weighty subject matter.

7. MOTOMAMI – Rosalia

Spanish singer Rosalia overcomes a writing block she experienced early in the pandemic on her most ambitious project to yet and records a spiritual change. In Motomami, Rosalia experiments with a different style of reggaeton that makes use of synths and distorted pianos. Rosalia flaunts her rhyming skills in songs like “Chicken Teriyaki,” while the brash “Hentai” puts Rosalia in charge as she owns her sexuality and openly expresses her aspirations for, well, this one’s fairly self-explanatory.

6. Caprisongs – FKA Twigs

The most recent mixtape from FKA Twigs is disjointed, but in the greatest way. Although the entire tape is largely devoid of memorable melodies or a clear storyline, it works for the artist because their sound is naturally genre-defying. Collaboration is uncommon for Twigs, as evidenced by works like Magdalene, in which we saw her work with Future.

But with Caprisongs, we get “Careless” with Daniel Caesar, an Afrobeats single with Rema from Benin City, and “Jealousy,” a track that sounds like it belongs in Abel’s world and features Twigs and The Weeknd. Each song on Caprisongs has at least one aspect of Twigs that we love, whether it be her soprano voice, honest lyrics, or electro-acoustic stylings, even though it differs from her gloomy, alt-pop background.

5. Ivory – Omar Apollo

Omar Apollo establishes himself as one of his generation’s songbirds with his full-length first album, Ivory. Unapologetically queer, his fusion of pop, rock, and Latin-influenced music captures the joyous occasions, heartbreaking tragedies, and regretful moments in a young LGBTQ person’s life. His songs evokes the sensation of being an LGBT member of Generation Z, especially the flamboyant, Neptunes-produced “Tamagotchi.”

4. Crash – Charli XCX

Charli XCX has consistently straddled the mainstream, making classic songs over the years while eschewing the stereotype of a pop artist. no longer. The popular party is being physically crashed by Charli XCX’s fifth studio album, CRASH. Dark, synthesized, electro-funk, and techno-pop sounds are used to portray femme fatale ideas in the poptastic dance record, which is heavily influenced by the ’80s and ’90s. The violent, high-octane record reflects on the past while anticipating the future.

3. So Far So Good – The Chainsmokers

Whatever opinions or concerns people may have about this EDM combo should be set aside for their fourth album. Alexander Pall and Andrew Taggart began their promotional campaign in jest, acknowledging the dismissive attitude some listeners have toward them. They then doubled down by releasing one of their most introspective albums to date.

In “High” and “iPad,” the negative effects that drugs and alcohol may have on intimacy are explored. There are several songs on this album that discuss unrequited love and breakups, but they do so from an adult perspective. And the beats and synths are still quite enticing.

2. Harry’s House – Harry Styles

Harry Styles’ third solo album, Harry’s House, is an intimate pop record with folk, disco, and funk infusions. It was released after the pandemic lockdown, a period marked by profound self-reflection and a reacquaintance with the concept of “home.” The album welcomes listeners home, inviting them inside “Harry’s House” with songs like the number-one single “As It Was” and the understated acoustics of “Boyfriends.”

1. Un Vera Sin TI – Bad Bunny

Un Verano Sin Ti by Bad Bunny was released unexpectedly, which is a difficult feat for many musicians to pull off. However, this album was released at the perfect time. Bad Bunny is a 23-track album that portrays a tale of heartache, yearning, and recovery. The Tainy-produced song “Callaita,” which was the album’s final track, feels like an hour-and-a-half-long movie and, three years after its release, still sounds incredibly new when listened to as a whole.

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