Best albums October 2022: Arctic Monkeys, The 1975 and more

We take a look at some of the best albums from October 2022.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 27th Oct 2022

October has been one of the busiest months of the year when it comes to album releases. We've seen the return of some of the biggest musicians in the world and there have been some indie gems too. We're still yet to see the results of the most recent chat battle which sees Taylor Swift and Arctic Monkeys go head to head.

We've compiled five of the best albums from October for you to enjoy if you haven't had a chance to catch them already.


Arctic Monkeys- The Car

This month marked the glorious return of Arctic Monkeys whose new album was long-awaited by fans. There was a lot of debate as to whether they would return to their rock roots or carry on with their e artistic direction. It was the latter as The Car uses orchestral arrangements and sparse instrumentals to take the band to new heights. You can read more about our thoughts here.



The 1975- Being Funny In A Foreign Language

The 1975 are a divisive band, you either love them or you hate them. Their new album sees polarising frontman Matty Healy on top form, as he entwines romantic lyrics with modern observations that feel as though they were plucked straight from your Twitter timeline. 

It is their most aesthetically consistent project since 2018's A Brief Enquiry into Online Relationships.



Dry Cleaning- Stumpwork

Dry Cleaning are known for being standouts in a somewhat crowded post-punk scene. This is mainly due to vocalist Florence Shaw who puts together scrapbook observations into fleshed-out narratives. The track Gary Ashby about a wandering turtle is a particular highlight from their second album Stumpwork. Don't be put off by the album cover.



Loyle Carner- Hugo

Loyle Carner still somehow feels like a bit of an underrated gem. Hugo is his most personal album to date and sees him discuss issues such as identity and fatherhood now he is a parent himself. There are stunning ballads and darker turns too which take his artistry into bold new directions. 



Alvvays- Blue Rev

Toronto-based band Alvvays have released one of the definitive dream pop records this month. The way that this band weaves together soundscapes makes for a spellbinding listening experience. Singer and lyricist Molly Rankin is a smart, funny and thoughtful writer who packs her songs full of colourful characters. 



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