My favorite albums of April 2022

Portrait of Joel Ross.

I love discovering new music and, if you like discovering new music, I think that’s cool and we should probably hang out. Here are my favorite new or new-to-me albums from April 2022 (or check out past editions).

Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future

I was listening to a lot of hip-hop albums in April, but this was my favorite. This album just feels epic, with so many styles, so much creativity, so many outstanding tracks, and top-notch production. It’s a gem.

Wiz Kalifa, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA and Girl Talk – Full Court Press

I haven’t really listened to any of these MCs on their own much, and I haven’t heard anything made by Girl Talk since waaaay long ago, but man this album is so good. There is just something ridiculous and perfect about its vibe, I can’t get enough.

Joel Ross – The Parable Of The Poet

This is my “start the day” album of the month and, so far, the year. A dope jazz album, simple as that.

Darius – OASIS

Chilled out electronic dance music polished super smooth, it jams for days. It’s hard to describe how much I enjoy playing the Sunday track loud in the kitchen alone on Sundays. Ok maybe I said too much.

Swedish House Mafia – Paradise Again

More EDM this month, but this time with harder drums and more bass. This one is instant energy for me.

Honorable mentions

This month probably could have been almost all hip-hop. I’m playing Vince Staple’s RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART (that MAGIC track!) and Pusha T’s It’s Almost Dry all the time. Gerald Clayton’s Bells on Sand is another great jazz album this month that is getting lots of plays. Also John Carroll Kirby, J. Rawls, Kojey Radical, and Jessica Williams, to name a few.

Comments welcome!

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