Slant Magazine's Best Albums of 2022… So Far

Slant Magazine's Best Albums of 2022… So Far

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Bad Bunny - Un Verano Sin Ti
May 6, 2022
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
The scope of the 80-minute, 23-track album allows the rapper-singer to explore the full breadth of his romantic and sexual proclivities.

Beach House - Once Twice Melody
February 18, 2022
Critic Score
81
32 reviews

In both its sonic scope and lyrical melancholy, Once Twice Melody artfully captures the all-encompassing complexities of love. Beach House’s hymn to the grandeur of relationships is, perhaps, the most musically diverse and thematically mature project the duo has released to date—an emphatic affirmation of life’s joys and sorrows.

Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
February 11, 2022
Critic Score
86
34 reviews

Big Thief’s Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You is more diverse and fully realized than the band’s past albums.

Father John Misty - Chloë and the Next 20th Century
April 8, 2022
Critic Score
77
33 reviews

Father John Misty’s Chloë and the Next 20th Century chases love as its guiding subject but too rarely feels amorous or sensual.

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

Hurray for the Riff Raff - LIFE ON EARTH
February 18, 2022
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

With Life on Earth, Hurray for the Riff Raff has achieved something truly enviable: a fresh start.

Jenny Hval - Classic Objects
March 11, 2022
Critic Score
80
24 reviews

On Classic Objects, Jenny Hval steps outside of herself to consider her position as an object of capitalism and patriarchy.

Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
May 13, 2022
Critic Score
88
34 reviews
The album is a gripping treatise on the relationship between Lamar’s inner turmoil and the cultural landscape.

Mitski - Laurel Hell
February 4, 2022
Critic Score
80
40 reviews

Mitski’s adoption of the decade’s tropes on Laurel Hell comes across as muddled and at times mismatched to her songwriting.

Pusha T - It's Almost Dry
April 22, 2022
Critic Score
81
12 reviews
The album is part of a now decades-long roll-out attesting to the rapper’s bravado—and we’re not complaining.

March 18, 2022
Critic Score
87
18 reviews

Rosalía’s Motomami is a collection of deeply personal songs in which the singer wrestles with questions of fame and heartbreak.

The Weeknd - Dawn FM
January 7, 2022
Critic Score
83
29 reviews
Dawn FM is a woozy, psychedelic deep dive inside the artist’s famously twisted psyche.
Original Source: https://www.slantmagazine.com/features/the-best-albums-of-2022-so-far/
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