AOTY 2022

MUSIC CRITICS' TOP ALBUMS OF 2022

2022 YEAR END LISTS

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SZA - SOS
SZA
SOS
88
critic score
(10)
76
user score
(771)
Lexie Liu - THE HAPPY STAR
Lexie Liu
THE HAPPY STAR
76
user score
(43)
Lionheart - Welcome To The West Coast III
Lionheart
Welcome To The West Coast III
75
critic score
(4)
64
user score
(2)
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Alabama Shakes
Boys & Girls
87
critic score
(3)
Leland Whitty - Anyhow
Leland Whitty
Anyhow
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(13)
Woods of Desolation - The Falling Tide
Woods of Desolation
The Falling Tide
75
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(6)
Deathless Legacy - Mater Larvarum
Deathless Legacy
Mater Larvarum
78
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(1)
Dead Meadow - Force Form Free
Dead Meadow
Force Form Free
75
critic score
(2)
65
user score
(3)
Idles - Five Years of Brutalism
Idles
Five Years of Brutalism
83
critic score
(2)
50
user score
(1)
Twikipedia - chronic
Twikipedia
chronic
73
user score
(17)
Minho - CHASE
Minho
CHASE
81
user score
(13)
Sam Ryder - There's Nothing But Space, Man!
Sam Ryder
There's Nothing But Space, Man!
65
critic score
(4)
34
user score
(4)
100 gecs - Snake Eyes
100 gecs
Snake Eyes
LonelyHipHopFan
60
Ayo what's with this track, mang? We about to rap about pachinko?
とにかく、DemonDICE ともうします。さって、始めましょう!

Na-nana-na-na- 何 the fuck?
I'm the Satan-flow demon on the set, what's up?
Originality? Yo I got that shit on tap
'Cause I've been drowning in the melodies of Japanese net rap
Jesus Jesus Japanesus
The far-east vibes are my goddamn steez but
Probably a little strange lookin to some
So allow me to elaborate on where I came from
They say ... read more
61
SZA - SOS
SZA
SOS
stolenpositions
60
There’s a really good 15-track album inside SOS, but the overwhelming amount of so-so tracks really compromises its pacing and makes it harder to digest. Regardless, the hitters do somehwhat compensate for the skips, and there’s quite a handful of them. On Gone Girl, perhaps the most vulnerable track on the record, SZA opens up about wanting to let go of things that take up her space and peace of mind — “Memories drown me the further I go/I tried to erase, I live to ... read more
58
Kanye West - Someday We'll All Be Free
Kanye West
Someday We'll All Be Free
UltimateLifeFrm
0
Is this a joke? I just had to listen to this after finding out it had a surprise release.

While I like the sample since Kanye is an expert for sampling & making good use of them, it's not put to good use here as Ye raps over it but his delivery is too quiet to make out most of what he's saying.

The sample is mixed horribly, too. It sounds like when a CD is scratched and the CD player keeps stuttering as a result.

Ye has not only showed a disturbing downfall in regards to what he has said ... read more
48
20 Years Ago
t.A.T.u. - 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane
t.A.T.u.
200 km/h in the Wrong Lane
64
critic score
(5)
73
user score
(124)
Black Country, New Road - The Place Where He Inserted the Blade
Black Country, New Road
97
Denzel Curry - Walkin
Denzel Curry
95
Black Country, New Road - Basketball Shoes
Black Country, New Road
95
black midi - Sugar/Tzu
black midi
95
Black Country, New Road - Concorde
Black Country, New Road
95

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