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Updated: Jul 3, 2022


There are more ways to learn about new music than ever before. Traditional methods such as radio, billboards, record stores, and word of mouth are still in use, and they've been joined by new innovations such as TikTok and playlists.

Meanwhile, technology has made it easier than ever to create and distribute music, with over 60,000 albums being uploaded to Spotify every day. As a result, it's a little intimidating to be a music fan right now, but anyone with enough patience to go digging will be rewarded with a plethora of incredible new albums, especially if they look in the right places.

That's where we come in. As we approach the halfway of the year 2022, the Prazzle Raves team gathered to sift through all of the year's new music and compile a list of our favorite albums so far.

These are the albums we keep coming back to, and they represent the best of what the music world has to offer, from underground artists to A-list superstars.

In no particular order, these are Prazzle's picks for top 10 best albums of 2022. (so far)

Drake, ‘Never mind’


Honestly, Nevermind is one of Drake's most ambitious records due to its embrace of house and regional club music, but the album's most rap-leaning cut has had the most chart success thus far.Drake, a major figure in current popular music, announced the album on Instagram, where he revealed the title, Honestly, Nevermind, as well as the official cover image and track

Future, ‘I Never liked you’


I Never Liked You is Future’s ninth solo studio album. Tems, Young Thug, Gunna, and more also appear on the rapper’s ninth solo studio album.

Anitta, 'Versions of Me’


Versions of Me is Brazilian singer Anitta's fifth studio album and second trilingual album, released on April 12, 2022 by Warner Records. Ryan Tedder oversaw the album's production. The album was preceded by the singles "Me Gusta," "Girl From Rio," "Faking Love," "Envolver," and "Boys Don't Cry."

Aṣa, 'V'


Back in December 2021, the Jailer singer revealed to on the Black Box Interview that she planned to name her new album V and that it would be released in early 2022.

Taking to Twitter, Asa announced the release date for V as February 25th and shared the album tracklist.

Top Nigerian acts such as Grammy winner Wizkid, Nigerian highlife duo The Cavemen, and Ghanaian artist Amaarae make appearances on the 10-track album.

Gifted by koffee


Koffee combines traditional reggae with modern flourishes and hip-hop sensibilities on Gifted, reminding us that rap's roots are deeply entwined with Jamaican music. While "Lonely" may make even the most ardent purist smile, "Defend" unleashes dusty boom-bap production, and "Shine" layers sunny guitars over tittering hi-hats and strong 808s. The musical backdrops on the album range from breezy to absorbing, but Koffee's performances are consistently bewitching.

Grammy Award-winning Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall artist, Koffee brings an addictive vibe titled “Gifted”.

Chris Brown – Breezy (album)


Breezy is the tenth studio album by American singer Chris Brown, released on June 24, 2022 as the follow-up to his 2019 album Indigo. The artists featured on the album are Lil Durk, Capella Grey, Fivio Foreign, Lil Wayne, Yung Bleu, Lil Baby, Wizkid, H.E.R., Bryson Tiller, Ella Mai, EST Gee, Jack Harlow, Blxst and Tory Lanez.

Mary J. Blige, 'Good Morning Gorgeous'


Good Morning Gorgeous is Mary J. Blige's fourteenth studio album, released on February 11, 2022 via 300 Entertainment and her Mary Jane Productions imprint. It is her first release under the banner of 300 Entertainment.

Florence & The Machine


Florence & The Machine is an Indie Rock band comprised of Florence Welch, Isabella Summers, and other collaborators. The group has an unblemished record on the Official Albums Chart, with all three of their albums, Lungs, Ceremonies, and How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, reaching Number 1.

Kendrick Lamar, ‘Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers’


Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers is American rapper Kendrick Lamar's fifth studio album, which was released on May 13, 2022 by PGLang, Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records.

We Are (Jon Batiste album)


We Are is the eighth studio album by American musician Jon Batiste. It was released on Verve Records on March 19, 2021. In April 2022, the album won Album of the Year at the 64th Annual.Grammy Awards, making Batiste the first Black artist to win the award since Herbie Hancock in 2008.The album earned Batiste eight nominations in total, winning four.



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