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Sunday, 1 January 2023

2022 Top 100 Albums of the Year



SoulStrutter's selection of the top 100 albums of 2022. There are in fact 101 as Carmichael Musiclovers' two volumes have been classed as a single album. All original material i.e. no reissues or compilations.

They are not ranked in order, simply listed by reverse chronological release date.

There are links to the original posts if you would like to revisit them.

Dec (5)

Baby Bash & The Bashtones - Souldies Nation [23 Dec]
Carmichael Musiclover - Black Elvis - Western Eyes Vol. 2 (P-Z) [8 Dec]
Carmichael Musiclover - Black Elvis - Western Eyes Vol 1 (A-L) [8 Dec] 
Victor Haynes - Love Is The Answer [2 Dec]

Nov (12)

Rita Ray - A Life of Its Own [28 Nov]
Backhouse Nation - Full Circle [25 Nov]
Stereonoon - Places we can go hide [25 Nov]
Tortured Soul - Take the Day Off [25 Nov]
Rodney Stith - The Soul Chronicles of Rodney Stith [20 Nov]
Hil St. Soul - Back In Love [18 Nov]
Claudia Campagnol - Right Now [18 Nov]
Luqman Frank - The Light of the Sun [17 Nov]
André Ward - Africa Rising [11 Nov]
Centric - Love Received [11 Nov]
STR4TA - STR4TASFEAR [11 Nov]
Nathan Johnston & Angels Of Libra - Nathan Johnston & Angels Of Libra [4 Nov]

Oct (10)

Raja-Nee' - The Sovereign of 14742 [31 Oct]
Swatkins - Friends And Other Necessities [28 Oct]
Candy Dulfer - We Never Stop [26 Oct]
Sir Spencer - The Second [22 Oct]
Kenya T - Writer's Room:Vol. 1 [21 Oct]
Rebecca Jade - A Shade of Jade [14 Oct]
Mikhala Jené - The Missing Peace [14 Oct]
Flwr Chyld - Luv N Chaos [14 Oct]
The Jack Moves - Cruiserweight [14 Oct]

Sep (15)

The Isley Brothers - Make Me Say It Again, Girl [30 Sep]
Beth - Get To Know Me [30 Sep]
Gloria Scott - So Wonderful [30 Sep]
DMo! - Also Known As [28 Sep]
Tamara Wellons - Months of Sundays [23 Sep]
Durand Bernarr - Wanderlust [23 Sep]
Kim Tibbs - The Science of Completion, Vol. 1 [23 Sep]
Jack Tyson Charles - Love Is Pain [22 Sep]
Melvin Gentry - Soul Weekend [17 Sep]
Zyah Belle - Yam Grier [9 Sep]
Ari Lennox - age/sex/location [9 Sep]
Lindsey Webster - Reasons [9 Sep]
IshMaleSings - A Hearts' Journey [4 Sep]
Jamison Ross - Jamo [2 Sep]

Aug (9)

J. DAPHANEY - SUPALOVE [29 Aug]
Princess Freesia - Return To Pleasure [26 Aug]
The R&R Soul Orchestra - The R&R Soul Orchestra (ReMastered 2022) [22 Aug]
Val B. King - So Many Ways [19 Aug]
Midnight.Blue - Breathe [18 Aug]
Sharon Rae North - Silhouette [12 Aug]
Candace Woodson - Perfect [8 Aug]
J-Darius - No Time Wasted [5 Aug]
B. Golden - Feelings [5 Aug]

Jul (5)

Avery*Sunshine - Four Songs & a Bootleg [29 Jul]
Khari Cabral & JIVA - 5 [22 Jul]
Yvonne Gage - Feel Love [15 Jul]
the della kit - moonbeams & frequencies [7 Jul] 
Toy Taha - EIGHT [1 Jul]

Jun (9)

JKABEL - Rhythm & Bible [22 Jun]
Mica Millar - Heaven Knows [19 Jun]
Morgan Munroe - Elvira [17 Jun]
Dave Lee - Produced With Love II [17 Jun] 
Kadeem Tyrell - As Time Goes By [16 Jun] 
Tyra Levone - Chronicles of Life [12 Jun]
Blue Soul Ten - This Is Worth It [3 Jun]
Mike Di Lorenzo - What We Need [3 Jun]

May (8)

The Ton3s - We Are The Ton3s [31 May]
Rockwell Hallman - Rockwell [24 May]
Tank & The Bangas - Red Balloon [13 May]
The SWR Band & Ona Onabule - Soul Encounter [13 May]
Raheem DeVaughn - From Lust Till Dawn [6 May]
Sabrina Claudio - Based On A Feeling [6 May]
Kenyon Dixon - Closer [5 May]

Apr (9)

PJ Morton - Watch The Sun [29 Apr]
Melba Moore - Imagine [29 Apr]
Reuben James - Tunnel Vision [29 Apr]
Sarah Mk - Wax & Gold [27 Apr]
Samuel Archer - Soul Music Vineyard [15 Apr]
Tanika Charles - Papillon de Nuit: The Night Butterfly [8 Apr]
Laura Rain & The Caesars - Rise Again [8 Apr]
Eric Roberson - Lessons [1 Apr] 
Mamas Gun - Cure The Jones [1 Apr]

Mar (3)

Sunstone - Cosmo Sapiens [25 Mar]
Stone Foundation - Outside Looking In [25 Mar]
Krishawna  - Second Offering [1 Mar] 

Feb (8)

Blue Lab Beats - Motherland Journey [25 Feb] 
Wesley Bright - Must Be The Love [11 Feb] 
Mary J. Blige - Good Morning Gorgeous [11 Feb] 
Moonchild - Starfruit [11 Feb]
aimi - Chosen One [9 Feb]
MoreSoul - My Love Story [7 Feb]
Lance Vantile Whitfield - UnBossed [6 Feb] 
Royalty Duo - Marriage [6 Feb]

Jan (8)

Samm Henshaw - Untidy Soul [28 Jan]
The Real Thing - A Brand New Day [28 Jan]
Lady Wray - Piece Of Me [28 Jan]
David Morales - Life Is A Song [27 Jan]
D'Sound - 25 [21 Jan]
Sunstone - Virtual Superstar [7 Jan] 
Nicole Henry - Time To Love Again [7 Jan] (re-released from Oct 2021)
Stan Taylor - Red Velvet [31 Dec]

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