The Needle Drop's Best Albums of 2022 So Far

The Needle Drop's Best Albums of 2022 So Far

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Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
February 11, 2022
Critic Score
85
32 reviews
This album doesn’t drag on at all.

Billy Woods - Aethiopes
April 8, 2022
Critic Score
82
5 reviews
Just about every line of Aethiopes is pregnant with meaning.

Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There
February 4, 2022
Critic Score
89
30 reviews

For the First Time definitely wasn't a fluke.

Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul - Topical Dancer
March 4, 2022
Critic Score
83
10 reviews

The production, performances, and witty social commentary all land on Topical Dancer.

Conway the Machine - God Don't Make Mistakes
February 25, 2022
Critic Score
84
7 reviews

Conway reaches a peak of consistency and emotional impact on God Don’t Make Mistakes.

Denzel Curry - Melt My Eyez, See Your Future
March 25, 2022
Critic Score
84
11 reviews

Some of Zel's most layered and thoughtful work to date.

FKA twigs - CAPRISONGS
January 14, 2022
Critic Score
79
19 reviews

Caprisongs is twigs' catchiest and most fun project to date.

Gospel - The Loser
May 13, 2022
Critic Score
77
3 reviews
It's rare that a comeback rocks this hard.

Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
May 13, 2022
Critic Score
87
33 reviews
Kenny's big step.

Kilo Kish - AMERICAN GURL
March 25, 2022
Critic Score
81
3 reviews

Kilo Kish veers into electropop with a conceptual flare on American Gurl.

Krallice - Crystalline Exhaustion
January 28, 2022
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

Krallice's most ambitious record since Years Past Matter.

Otoboke Beaver - Super Champon
May 6, 2022
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

Otoboke Beaver cranks up the rage and intensity on Super Champon without losing any of their original appeal.

Silvana Estrada - Marchita
January 21, 2022
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

What Marchita has in concision it also has in beauty and emotional potency.

Soul Glo - Diaspora Problems
March 25, 2022
Critic Score
84
11 reviews
REAL PUNK SHIT!

Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful
April 22, 2022
Critic Score
83
30 reviews

A gorgeous (arguably greater) companion to And Nothing Hurt.

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