My Top albums of 2022
One of my goals this past year was to be a bit more attentive to the music I listen to. In the past I listened to so much music passively, partly due to me listening while programming. I used to be way more into classical music when I was younger and a good friend and I used to listen to an album a month closely. We would jot down notes and make sure we just sat and listened through the full album end to end. I learned so much in that exercise. I realized I had really gotten away from listening to music in that manner so this past year I wanted to be a bit more attentive. I'm happy to report that I feel like I was way more attentive, and I loved it. Even doing the simple Music of the Month on here was a ton of fun. So many people messaged me, engaged on Twitter, etc. It made it that much sweeter. Enjoying music with other people is just the best.
On that note, I wanted to conclude the year not with a December Music of the Month post, but instead share a collection of new albums that I really enjoyed this past year for different reasons and at different times. I won't offer in-depth reviews on them or really any thoughts at all. But I hope you enjoy some of these albums as much as I did. If Spotify is your thing, feel free to listen through the list here. I also encourage you to support your favorite artists and buy their music directly.
Here we go, in no particular order.
Benny The Butcher - Tana Talk 4
JID - The Forever Story
Kenny Beats - LOUIE
Messa - Close
Moncho y Su Banda - Que Bellas Son
Tomppabeats - Habbits
Vega Trails - Tremors in the Static
Wilma Vritra - Grotto
Yaya Bey - Remember Your North Star
Zack Fox - wood tip EP