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ML3's Top 25 Albums of 2022


2022 was a great year for music, as a few legends came out of hiatus to release great projects. As always, new stars emerged this year as well. I've put together a list of my personal top 25 albums of the year, as well as a group of honorable mentions that I believe also deserved respect.


Honorable Mentions (In No Order)


IamSu - Sudi (EP)


Standout Track(s): Ain't Worried (feat. Skipper) & Spin The Block


Dreamville - D Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape


Standout Track(s): Heaven's EP & Coming Down


Smino - Luv 4 Rent


Standout Track(s): No L's & 90 Proof (feat. J. Cole)


Ab-Soul - HERBERT


Standout Track(s): Hollandaise & Do Better (feat. Zacari)


Big KRIT - Digital Roses Don't Die


Standout Track(s): So Cool & Just 4 You


Coco Jones - What I Didn't Tell You (EP)


Standout Track(s): Caliber & ICU


Doechii - she/her/black bitch (EP)


Standout Track(s): Persuasive & Bitch I'm Nice


Tink - Pillow Talk


Standout Track(s): Cum See Me (feat. Toosii) & Switch

Rodwave - Beautiful Mind


Standout Track(s): Alone & Sweet Little Lies

Fousheé - softCORE


Standout Track(s): spend the money (feat. Lil Uzi Vert) & let u back in


Calvin Harris - Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 2


Standout Track(s): New To You (feat. Normani Tinashe & Offset) & Woman of The Year


Blxst - Before You Go


Standout Track(s): Still Omw & About You


Ravyn Lenae - HYPNOS


Standout Track(s): Skin Tight (feat. Steve Lacy) & Light Me Up


 

25. Latto - 777


Standout Track: Sunshine (feat. Lil Wayne & Childish Gambino)


24. Joey Bada$$ - 2000


Standout Track: Show Me


23. Drake - Honestly, Nevermind


Standout Track: Flight's Booked


22. Mary J. Blige - Good Morning Gorgeous


Standout Track: Need Love (feat. Usher)


21. WILLOW - <COPINGMECHANISM>


Standout Track: hover like a GODDESS


20. Kehlani - blue water road


Standout Track: wish i never


19. P-Lo - STUNNA


Standout Track: Good (feat. Larry June)


18. Brent Faiyaz - WASTELAND


Standout Track: ALL MINE


17. DaBoii - Can't Tame Us


Standout Track: KickDoe


16. Ella Mai - Heart On My Sleeve


Standout Track: A Mess (feat. Lucky Daye)


15. Future - I NEVER LIKED YOU


Standout Track: WAIT FOR U (feat. Drake & Tems)


14. Metro Boomin - HEROES & VILLAINS


Standout Track: Creepin' (feat. The Weeknd & 21 Savage)


13. Steve Lacy - Gemini Rights


Standout Track: Sunshine (feat. Fousheé)


12. JID - The Forever Story



Standout Track: Money


11. Chris Brown - Breezy


Standout Track: WE (Warm Embrace)


10. Nas - Kings Disease III


Standout Track: Legit


9. SZA - SOS



Standout Track: Snooze


8. Ari Lennox - age/sex/location



Standout Track: Hoodie


7. Quavo & Takeoff - Only Built For Infinity Links


Standout Track: Bars Into Captions


6. Harry Styles - Harry's House



Standout Track: As It Was


5. The Weeknd - Dawn FM

Standout Track: Out of Time


4. Gunna - DRIP SEASON 4EVER


Standout Track: P Power (feat. Drake)


3. Drake & 21 Savage - Her Loss


Standout Track: Spin Bout U


2. Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers


Standout Track(s): Rich Spirit

1. Beyoncé - Renaissance


Standout Track(s): VIRGO'S GROOVE


As I mentioned earlier, 2022 was filled with legends returning from hiatus, and the quality of their projects spoke for themselves. It was a blessing to receive so much high quality music from high quality artists last year, and I can only hope that this trend continues, with an emphasis on albums over singles. A hit record can make its mark for a year or so, but a great album full of potential individual classic records can become timeless and will always reign supreme.

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