The 10 best contemporary albums of 2022

The 10 best contemporary albums of 2022

Various artists – Luke Schneider presents Imaginational Anthem Vol XI: Chrome Universal This survey of the modern pedal steel guitar took the instrument beyond Nashville and Hawaii and into other worlds: ambient Americana, microtonal minimalism, sitar-like improvisations, desert blues, death metal, slow-motion jazz and much more. It features the likes of BJ Cole, Maggie Björklund,…