2022 projects ranked

Updated with every project released in 2022 that I listen to.

Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There
1.
90
Holy fucking shit. It's only just February and I think we already have an AOTY.
Beach House - Once Twice Melody
3.
80
Released in 4 chunks, Beach House deliver yet another classic, despite dying down a little by the end.

Chapter 1>Chapter 3>Chapter 2>Chapter 4
Mitski - Laurel Hell
8.
75
Stfu, it's better then Be the Cowboy
Earl Sweatshirt - SICK!
9.
75
Definitely a grower.
Trainwreck - A Night at the Drive-In
11.
80
Congrats, Toasterqueen. You did well.
Blood Red Shoes - GHOSTS ON TAPE
14.
75
It doesn't have the strongest start, but after the first interlude it improves majorly, shaping out to be an incredibly and catchy solid alternative album.
Eddie Vedder - Earthling
16.
75
Ya'll need to stop sleeping on this it's genuinely so good.
Los Bitchos - Let The Festivities Begin!
17.
75
Really, really fun rock instrumentals
Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
18.
75
Definitely doesn't feel as long as it is.
The Bread Scientists - Synestia
19.
75
A hard hitting collection of great rock instrumentals
AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch
21.
70
Beautiful vocals, good production in just an all around solid pop album.
Alkaline Pink & Elitimesfour - ⭐0 b s c U r i t Y⭐
22.
70
As the first album I listened too all year, 2022 ain't off to a bad start.
CMAT - If My Wife New I'd Be Dead
23.
70
Very promising and fun debut.
Black Flower - Magma
24.
70
Some really well put together jazz instrumentals.
Dean Hamilton - Limina
25.
70
Well made, creative prog album.
Animal Collective - Time Skiffs
28.
70
Some really cool tracks in the newest album from a ledgendary band whos recent output hasn't been to great.
Boris - W
29.
65
This one definitely gets better as it goes on.
The Weeknd - Dawn FM
30.
70
A fun collection of 80's synthpop nostalgia.
Sevdaliza - Raving Dahlia
32.
70
Very solid ep.
alt-J - The Dream
33.
60
Wait, this is what Alt-J sound like?
Empath - Visitor
34.
70
A just great atmosphere and sense of creativity really carry this project
Mydreamfever - Rough and Beautiful Place
35.
70
This album just feels like your in a beautiful, peaceful garden in the middle of spring. It's really well done.
Bonobo - Fragments
37.
70
This one was just a great journey start to finish
Bas Jan - Baby U Know
38.
75
This is one of those albums that embraces its weirdness, and because of it feels like a massive breath of fresh air compared to all of the lifeless, generic projects that you'll find deeper in the list.
Inhmost - Space and Awareness
39.
70
I don't really understand why this site is going bonkers for this thing... I mean, it's good, but I think the absurdly positive user score set my expectations way to high.
Nanoray - DIGIMAIDEN
41.
70
I really didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did.
foxtails - fawn
42.
70
Very powerful screamo album.
Yard Act - The Overload
44.
65
While amusing at first, the spoken word gimmick gets kind of annoying after a while. However, the album ends excellently with three very strong tracks.
Joe Cantrell - Blackbox Loops
46.
65
Intriguing at the start, but doesn't get really interesting till it's excellent finale.
Arkadex - Arkadex
47.
65
This one was pretty cool, nothing excellent.
Black Dresses - Forget Your Own Face
48.
65
While it's Black Dresses so it automatically has to be enjoyable, this definitely just feels like a collection of b-sides and leftovers.
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2mo
Wow ok so it would have been as the same level as the fucking WEEKND wow haha I’m flattered. Sorry the vocals ruined the enjoyment for you that much, but it was the only way for me to put the project out. It’s gonna get better tho (as is the production) so watch out for future projects <<3
2mo
@Soundworld probably like a 70, maybe 75.
2mo
Nice list. I’m interested if In Shadows was entirely instrumental (so just production alone) what would your rating have been?
2mo
I also think the twigs rating is based
4mo
May be the only person to say this but that FKA twigs rating is based
4mo
Nice list so far!

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