What were your favorite music albums and movies released in 2022? Orem Library staff nominated and then voted on our top five. Visit our media collection in the north wing basement of the library to find these picks and other great new items.
Top Music Picks
Pop/Rock Swift 0098
Midnights is the tenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on October 21, 2022, via Republic Records. Announced at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, the album marks Swift’s first body of new work since her 2020 alternative folk albums, Folklore and Evermore.
Florence + The Machine
Pop/Rock Florence + The Machine 1802
Florence is at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculine and feminine, celebratory, stepping into her place in the iconic pantheon.
Shows Top Gun, Maverick 3102
After several delays, the sequel to Top Gun is flying into theaters. The soundtrack includes the new Lady Gaga single “Hold My Hand” as well as OneRepublic’s “I Ain’t Worried,” and the Kenny Loggins classic “Danger Zone.”
Pop/Rock Styles 7272
The third solo studio album from Grammy award-winning global superstar Harry Styles. The 13-track full-length album was recorded in multiple locations across the UK, Los Angeles, and Tokyo from 2020 to 2021. It also features the single “As It Was.”
Like the mountain laurels, public perception can offer an alluring facade that obscures a deadly trap. With this release, Mitski strips away the masks and reveals the complex and often-contradictory realities behind them.
Runner-up: Renaissance by Beyoncé
Top Movie Picks
After more than 30 years of service as one of the navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.
In 1950s London, a widowed cleaning lady falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, deciding she must have one of her own. After working to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris that will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.
Evelyn Wang, a flustered immigrant mother, is contacted from a parallel universe and told that only she can save the world. The unlikely hero must learn to channel her newfound powers and fight through the splintering timelines of the multiverse to save her home, her family, and herself in this big-hearted and irreverent adventure.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the Batman on an investigation into the underworld. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
Set amidst the Egyptian landscape, Hercule Poirot must unravel the web of treachery and guilt woven by the murderer of a beautiful young heiress.
Runner-up: Jurassic World: Dominion