From superstar pop, hip-hop, and Afropop, to indie-rock, K-pop, reggaeton, R&B, and reggae, Rolling Stone‘s list of the Top 100 albums of 2022 may well be our most musically diverse year-end round-up ever. In the new episode of our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast, we zero in on that list’s Top 50, discussing each album, playing music samples, and more.
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Julyssa Lopez, Brittany Spanos, Andre Gee, and Simon Vozick-Levinson join host Brian Hiatt for the conversation, which counts down from Sasami’s hard-rock stunner Squeeze to Beyoncé’s house-infused masterpiece Renaissance. To hear the whole episode, listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or press play above.
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