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The Best & Worst Albums of 2022

In 2022, I listened to over forty-five thousand minutes of music, according to Spotify. Most of that time was spent listening to the same songs on repeat, but ninety-eight percent of those songs came from the albums below, albums I listened to for the first time this year. Since there’s so many of them, in true Simply Jamilah fashion, I decided to rank them.

Remember, this is all based on my personal preference.

absolutely superior: Albums I can’t forget. Albums I have (and if I don’t, will have) saved in my music library. Beautiful works of art that you can’t not continuously listen to.

good the first go around: The title of the category speaks for itself. They were good the first time, but I don’t know if I’ll make a go at listening to the entire project again.

these exist? totally forgot: Albums I will more than likely forget going into the new year, if I haven’t already.


absolutely superior

  • Daydreams by Sleight
  • K.I.D.S. (Deluxe) by Mac Miller
  • Blue Slide Park by Mac Miller
  • Best Day Ever (5th Anniversary Remastered Edition) by Mac Miller
  • Dance Fever by Florence + The Machine
  • YESSIE by Jessie Reyez
  • TV by Tai Verdes
  • Girlfriend by THE DRIVER ERA
  • Uncanny Valley by COIN
  • EUPHORIA SEASON 2 OFFICIAL SCORE (FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES) by Labrinth
  • Mercury – Acts 1 &2 by Imagine Dragons
  • BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US by Jessie Reyez
  • Abhi vs. The Universe by Abhi The Nomad
  • Faces by Mac Miller
  • Still Over It by Summer Walker
  • Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar
  • Party For One by Devon Cole

good the first go around

  • POWER by Seratones
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong by Dominic Fike
  • Circles (Deluxe) by Mac Miller
  • Give Me the Future (Deluxe) by Bastille
  • The Divine Feminine by Mac Miller
  • Broken Hearts Club by Syd
  • Blue water road by Kehlani
  • Forest in the City by UMI
  • 2000 by Joey Bada$$
  • AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS by MICHELLE
  • Summer Mixtape by THE DRIVER ERA
  • TWOPOINTFIVE by Amine
  • Worthy by LU KALA
  • Last Birthday by Valley
  • The Lost Boy by Cordae
  • GO:OD AM by Mac Miller
  • How To Let Go by Sigrid
  • Harry’s House by Harry Styles
  • Special by Lizzo
  • Heart On My Sleeve by Ella Mai
  • These Things Happen by G Eazy
  • Moss by Maya Hawke
  • Starting Now by Toad The Wet Sprocket
  • Give Me Your Shoulders, Pt. 1 by half alive
  • SUPERBLOOM by MisterWives
  • The Band CAMINO by The Band CAMINO
  • Macadellic (Remastered Edition) by Mac Miller
  • The Pinkprint (Deluxe Edition) by Nicki Minaj
  • Queen (Deluxe) by Nicki Minaj
  • The Juice: Vol. 2 by Emotional Oranges
  • All 4 Nothing by Lauv
  • El Mal Querer by Rosalía

these exist? totally forgot

  • They Got Amnesia by French Montana
  • ADOLESCENCE by BAYNK
  • I Was/I Am by Noah Kahan
  • Good Morning Gorgeous by Mary J. Blige
  • there goes the neighborhood. by grouptherapy.
  • Swimming by Mac Miller
  • Metamorph by The Score
  • Live from Space by Mac Miller
  • Cilvia Demo by Isaiah. Rashad
  • Come Home The Kids Miss You by Jack Harlow
  • Pink Friday (Complete Edition) by Nicki Minaj
  • Superache by Conan Gray
  • Digital Dreamscape by ayokay
  • Traumazine by Megan Thee Stallion
  • Hidden Youth by Surfaces
  • Infinite Dream by Bazzi
  • 5SOS5 by Five Second of Summer
  • BIG! by Betty Who
  • Dawn FM by The Weeknd
  • What Just Happened? by Leah Kate
  • eat ya veggies by bbno$
  • Love Center by ASL
  • If Only The World Didn’t Spin So Much by Nox Holloway
  • Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There by Rexx Life Raj
  • Watching Movies with the Sound Off (Deluxe Edition) by Mac Miller
  • D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape by Dreamville
  • Ivory by Omar Apollo
  • Love & Algorhythms by Seratones
  • Palaces by Flume
  • Pink Friday… Roman Reloaded (Deluxe) by Nicki Minaj
  • Towards The Sun by AUGUST 08
  • Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 by Calvin Harris
  • Don’t Look Down by Preyé
  • Fever Dreams by BoyWithUke
  • Takin It Back by Meghan Trainor
  • Being Funny in a Foreign Language by The 1975
  • CHIEFF LOVES YOU by badchieff
  • Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  • Phantom Pop by Wild Party
  • Disappear by Bad Suns
  • Non-Perishable by tobi lou
  • It’s Not So Bad by KYLE
  • Familia by Camila Cabello
  • I Know NIGO! By NIGO
  • Rx by ROLE MODEL
  • OTHER WAYS TO VENT by iyla
  • Twelve Carat Toothache by Post Malone
  • The Fall of Hobo Johnson by Hobo Johnson
  • emails i can’t send by Sabrina Carpenter
  • LEGEND by John Legend
  • The Urban Hymnal by Tennessee State University
  • Serotonin Dreams by BoyWithUke
  • Stick Season by Noah Kahan

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