Favorite Music of 2022 (Entire Year)
Here's the comprehensive list of my favorite music for the entire 2022.
Welcome to the second Favorite Music issue! I understand that not everyone has the time to go through weekly nor monthly new music releases, so this issue is a way for me to provide a concise summary of new music that everyone should check out.
I’m listing my top singles and projects for the entire 2022 in no particular order (other than alphabetical). Similar to Monthly Music Recap, each issue might differ in terms of number of entries, as this will depend on the number of new releases. The number for this issue is 50 (fifty). If you’re reading this via email, I do suggest reading this on the website instead, or you can click “View Entire Message” to read the entire email (It’s very long).
In case you missed my favorite music for the first half of 2022, you can refer to it here.
Monthly Music Recap
Here are the issues for each Monthly Music Recap for your reference and convenience, in case you missed them. I will use these issues as the base for the Favorite Music list.
2022 has had some of my favorite music of the decade so far. There's a good mix of pop, indie, rock, rap and even some R&B in the list as well, similar to the Monthly Music Recap.
I would also mention that the singles are removed from consideration if the artist releases a project that includes the single by the end of December 2022, so if you don't see a worthy single that I should have mentioned, take a look further at the top projects where I might have listed the entire project instead.
Here are my top 50 singles for 2022:
The Weeknd - Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength) (from Avatar: The Way of Water)
Top Projects (Albums, Mixtapes, EPs)
Similar to the singles, I have made sure to include a bit of diversity in genres as part of my music taste. I've also made sure to include some non-mainstream projects as I also enjoy being pleasantly surprised. As expected, some projects are still in my daily rotation since release, such as The Weeknd’s Dawn FM, Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE, as well as SZA’s SOS.
Here are my top 50 projects for 2022:
And there you have it, my top singles and projects for the entire year of 2022, which also serves as the final issue of 2022. Again, my intention is to provide a summary so that people can check out music if they don’t have enough time to do so. This list also gives you a taste of my favorite genres, and I hope you enjoy every one of them like I do. The next Favorite Music issue will include the first half of 2023, while the next Monthly Music Recap will happen at the end of January 2023. Until then, happy listening!
P.S. If you want to actually stalk what I’m listening to at any time, feel free to do so on my Last.fm profile here. You can also check out my Musicboard profile here, where I track my backlog (under Listen Later) and reviews for music releases. Don’t worry, the long reviews are here to stay and I do also crosspost the long reviews there too.
On a less music-related note, I have a Letterboxd account here in case you’re interested in seeing which films I’m watching along with my brief film reviews. I also have a Serializd account for TV shows here. If you're into reading, I have a LGBTQIA+ story published on Tapas, featuring an aroace agender character which you can check out here.
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