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Here are the 20 best-reviewed albums released during the first half of 2022, ranked by Metascore.
Against the Odds 1974-1982 [Box Set] 1.

Against the Odds 1974-1982 [Box Set] - Blondie

August 26, 2022
The box set features 52 (36 previously unreleased) tracks of session outtakes, B-sides, and demos (with the eight CD and 10 LP deluxe editions adding remastered versions of Blondie's first six studio albums and books).
Metascore:
92
User Score:
10
Renaissance 2.

Renaissance - Beyoncé

July 29, 2022
The first new studio album for Beyoncé since 2016's Lemonade features contributions from 070 Shake, A.G. Cook, Mike Dean, Drake, Jay-Z, Labrinth, Skrillex, Tems, The-Dream, and The Neptunes.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
I Love You Jennifer B 3.

I Love You Jennifer B - Jockstrap

September 9, 2022
The debut full-length release for London-based duo Jockstrap was created over three years.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.9
Florist 4.

Florist - Florist

July 29, 2022
The fourth full-length release for indie folk band Florist was created while staying in a rented Hudson Valley house in June 2019.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
Natural Brown Prom Queen 5.

Natural Brown Prom Queen - Sudan Archives

September 9, 2022
Race, womanhood and relationships are some of themes on the second full-length release for Los Angeles-based violinist/singer Sudan Archives.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Riderless Horse 6.

Riderless Horse - Nina Nastasia

July 22, 2022
Produced with Steve Albini and Greg Norman, the seventh full-length release for singer-songwriter Nina Nastasia was influenced by her dysfunctional relationship with manager/partner Kennan Gudjonsson and his suicide in 2020.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.7
In These Times 7.

In These Times - Makaya McCraven

September 23, 2022
The latest full-length release for Chicago-based jazz composer/producer Makaya McCraven features contributions from Marquis Hill, Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Joel Ross, and Brandee Younger.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
tbd
The Hardest Part 8.

The Hardest Part - Noah Cyrus

September 16, 2022
The debut full-length release for actress/singer-songwriter Noah Cyrus features a guest appearance from Death Cab For Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard and was produced by Mike Crossey.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.4
Colder Streams 9.

Colder Streams - The Sadies

July 22, 2022
The 11th full-length studio release for Canadian alt-country band The Sadies was produced by Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and was the final album with guitarist Dallas Good, who passed away in February 2022.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
tbd
God's Country 10.

God's Country - Chat Pile

July 29, 2022
The debut full-length release for Oklahoma City noise rock band Chat Pile was self-produced.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
9.0

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