Consequence’s 2022 Annual Report Readers Survey Results

Here's what you deemed the best music, movies, and television of 2022


    It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, we’re not talking about the holidays — it’s officially List Season! It’s time to honor the best music, movies, and television that 2022 had to offer.

    For Consequence, that means our 2022 Annual Report where named our Artist of the Year, Band of the Year, and dished out more superlatives than a high school yearbook club vice-president hopped up on Pixy Stix and Diet Coke. We also published our big staff lists, rounding up our favorite albums, songs, live concerts, TV shows, and films from the past year.

    But who cares what we think? (Actually, wait, don’t answer that question). We wanted to know what you think, which is why we set up the Annual Report Readers Survey. Thank you to everyone who voted — below are the full results:

    Best Albums of 2022

    1. PROOF by BTS
    2. Indigo by RM
    3. A Light For Attracting Attention by The Smile
    4. Harry’s House by Harry Styles
    5. Jack in the Box by J-Hope
    6. RENAISSANCE by Beyoncé
    7. Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar
    8. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You by Big Thief
    9. Lucifer on the Sofa by Spoon
    10. Ants from Up There by Black Country, New Road

    Best Songs of 2022

    1. “Yet to Come” by BTS
    2. “As It Was” by Harry Styles
    3. “Wild Flower” by RM
    4.  “The Dripping Tap” by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
    5. “You Will Never Work in Television Again” by The Smile
    6. “The Astronaut” by Jin
    7. “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    8. “The Heart Part 5″ by Kendrick Lamar
    9. “That’s Where I Am” by Maggie Rogers
    10. “Troglodyte” by Viagra Boys

    Best Artist of 2022

    1. Harry Styles
    2. Taylor Swift
    3. Beyoncé
    4. Rosalia
    5. Jack White
    6. Kendrick Lamar
    7. Björk
    8. J-Hope
    9. Maggie Rogers
    10. Djo

    Best Band of 2022

    1. BTS
    2. Wet Leg
    3. The Smile
    4. Big Thief
    5. Spoon
    6. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
    7. Black Country, New Road
    8. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    9. Goose
    10. Fontaines DC

    Best Films of 2022

    1. Everything Everywhere All At Once
    2. NOPE
    3. The Batman 
    4. Top Gun: Maverick
    5. Black Panther Wakanda Forever
    6. Barbarian 
    7. Elvis 
    8. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 
    9. TÁR 
    10. Prey 

    Best TV of 2022

    1. Better Call Saul
    2. House of the Dragon
    3. Andor
    4. Severance 
    5. Stranger Things 
    6. The Bear
    7. Atlanta 
    8. The White Lotus
    9. The Sandman 
    10. Abbott Elementary