The Current

Great Music Lives Here ®
Listener-Supported Music
Donate Now
Top 89

Top 89 of 2022: Mike Pengra's top albums

Top 89 of 2022 - Mike Pengra
Top 89 of 2022 - Mike PengraSARA FISH FOR MPR/ARTWORK BY MPR

by Mike Pengra

December 19, 2022

The end of the year is upon us, and it's time to reflect on your favorite music of 2022! Here are Mike Pengra’s favorite albums and local albums of the year (in no particular order). Once you've made your own list, vote in The Current's Top 89 poll by December 19, and we'll count down your Top 89 of 2022 on Sunday, Jan. 1, and Monday, Jan. 2.

Top Albums of 2022

Cactus Blossoms - One Day

Teddy Grossman - Soon Come

Bonnie Raitt - Just Like That…

Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway - Crooked Tree

The Accidentals - Time Out  Session #2

Dead Horses - Brady Street

Andrew Duhon - Emerald Blue

Thorbjorn Risager and the Black Tornado - Navigation Blues

Plains - I Walked With You A Ways

Punch Brothers - Hell on Church Street

The Slocan Ramblers - Up the Hill and Through the Fog

Mary Bragg - Mary Bragg

Wes Collins - Jabberwockies

Caleb Caudle - Forsythia

Keb’ Mo’ - Good To Be…

Robert Plant and Allison Krauss - Raise the Roof

Mary Gauthier - Dark Enough to See the Stars

Aoife O’Donovan - Age of Apathy

Marcus Mumford – (self-titled)

Jake Blount - The New Faith

Long Mama - Poor Pretender

John Moreland - Birds in the Ceiling

Stillhouse Junkies - Small Towns

Eliza Gilkyson - Songs from the River Wind

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Dirt Does Dylan

Lyle Lovett - 12th of June

Favorite Local Albums of 2022

Kelley Smith - Moon Child

Becky Kapell - In It to Win It

Luke LeBlanc - Fugue State

Matthew French - Two Sides (Side 2)

The Top 89 of 2022 is supported by