Please be aware this isn't a "best of" list. Even though I listen to lots of music (I'm Gary), I haven't listened to all the music that came out in 2022. Also, I don't really believe you can use the word "best" about something that's subjective, like an opinion. What I like best might not be what you like best. So I prefer to just say here are some of my favorite musical releases of 2022.
Althought it doesn't say up there "some of" - I feel like I've left a lot off this list! But I only have three hours! Also - I don't know if the songs I played are my favorites ones from the albums - it's just the songs I thought to play on the show.
Please enjoy. Maybe we like the same stuff. It's nice when that happens.
About the album cover collage above: (images from Discogs & Bandcamp).