Here are my top 25 songs of 2022 with 20 bonus honorable mentions. I’ve also made Spotify and YouTube playlists. Thanks for reading, hope you find something new from here. Honorable mentions (alphabetical) Alvvays - “Easy On Your Own?” I keep coming back for the end of the…
Its recipe may be straightforward: take a sample and mold it around unyieldingly furious breakbeats. But the result is massive. The sunbaked melodies of…
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2022 may have been the best year ever for drainers and sad boys. There was Bladee, Ecco2k, and Whitearmor’s iridescent Crest, and later in the year…
There’s a crookedness to Xavier’s music that might make you recoil at first. The bass is often brutally blown out, the songs glitch and buffer like an…
Jane’s music has gradually unspooled in length and feeling over the last couple of years. Teen Week was pressurized and claustrophobic, drowned in…
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Flashy bars and aggressive voices are so fetishized in rap/pop that it can be almost off-putting to hear someone as wispy and understated as Izaya Tiji…
“Girlfriend” sprang onto my TikTok feed one day soundtracking an edit of a cat as it was digitally discombobulated: its body parts compressed into a…
Maybe the most electrifying underground rap collective right now is GREED. Its current and former artists are making some of the weirdest and wildest…
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kieran's 2022 in review