Some two years of being cooped up, isolated and bombarded with stressful events and news has thankfully led to the generation of some outstanding music. That’s what artists do, turn grief, angst and hardship into aural beauty that helps make everything easier to bear for the rest of us. Thus, 2022 brought forth a slew of stellar new rock and blues releases.
Following are FUNKNSTUFF’s picks for the top 10 rock and blues albums of 2022, in alphabetical order by artist. Disagree or have something in mind missing from the list? Let us know!
Each album image is linked to samples and purchase. Happy New Year!
The Black Keys – Dropout Boogie
Eric Gales – The Crown
Buddy Guy – The Blues Don’t Lie
Kings X – Three Sides of One
Megadeth – The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!
Skid Row – The Gang’s All Here
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators – 4
Jack White – Fear of the Dawn & Entering Heaven Alive Edgar Winter – Brother Johnny
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – World Record