🌲 Albums I Enjoyed in 2022
Last Updated: December 2022
A lot of great music came out in 2022. Here are some of my favorites, ranked:
- BLK VINTAGE –BLK ODYSSY 1
I have played FUNKENTOLOGY way too many times. HANG LOW is unreasonably smooth. MURDA is also nice af.
- Sick! –Earl Sweatshirt
Lyrically impressive as always. 2010 has a nice flow with bleepy bloop beat and Tabula Rasa has a great feat. This is honestly a no skips album.
- Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers –Kendrick
It’s Kendrick. I will definitely be listening to this in 2023 too. I listened to N95, Die Hard, Father Time, and Silent Hill the most probably.
- Give or Take –Giveon
Clingy, sad boy hours. For Tonight, Lie Again, dec 11th, and At Least We Tried are my favorites if I had to choose.
- It’s Almost Dry –Pusha T
Production was amazing and Pusha still amazing. Dreamin of The Past, Diet Coke, Call My Bluff, Hear Me Clearly were some of my favorites.
- Aethiopes –Billy Woods
Amazing samples and bars. Asylum definitely caught my attention being an Ethiopian. Sauvage, Versailles, and Remorseless are also great.
- Forest in the City –UMI
Beautiful voice and lyrics. It has an incredibly consistent feeling, idk how to describe it. I really like “say im ur luv”, “moonlit room”, and “wish that i could”.
- Hypnos –Ravyn Lenae
Each song feels kinda unique but still fits into the album feel. Really liked Cameo, MIA, Skin Tight, and 3D.
- No Thank you –Little Simz
Loved her last album and nothing less here. Would definitely be higher if I had more time to listen to it honestly. Angel, Gorilla, Broken, and X are nice.
- Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 –Calvin Harris
So many amazing tracks in this album. Potion has an insane sexual energy. New To You, Ready or Not, Somebody Else, Day One, Stay With Me are also amazing.
Making a top 10 is always depressing because there are so many more albums I enjoyed. Some of these would definitely be in the top 10 if they came out a little earlier in the year (esp JID, Metro, Conway, SZA). I have listed them in roughly the order of how much I listened to them/liked them.
- Texas Moon –Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
- Big Time –Angel Olsen
- The Forever Story –JID
- Her Loss –Drake & 21 Savage
- Hold The Girl –Rina Sawayama
- Smithereens –Joji
- And In The Darkeness, Hearts Aglow –Weyes Blood
- Wasteland –Brent Faiyaz
- HERBERT –Ab Soul
- Caprisongs –FKA twigs
- Ivory –Omar Apollo
- Few Good Things –Saba
- Luv 4 rent –Simno
- Thee Sacred Souls –Self titled
- Gemini Rights –Steve Lacy
- Heros & Villians –Metro Boomin
- 97 –Juniper & Sango
- SOS –SZA
- age/sex/location –Ari Lennox
- Renaissance –Beyonce
- Ramona Parks Broke My Heart –Vince Staples
- God Don’t Make Mistakes –Conway the Machine
- Asha’s Awakening –Raveena
- Midnights –Taylor Swift
- Melt My Eyez See Your Future –Denzel Curry
- $oul $old $eparately –Freddie Gibs
- BIBLE –Fivio Foreign
- hugo –Loyle Carner
Technically the deluxe came out this year which is when I discovered it. Easily my favorite album this year so I’m cheat a little. ↩︎