We’re kicking off our 2022 Midyear Report with our favourite songs of the 12 months thus far.
What the hell occurred to time? Bear in mind when per week felt like per week? Since all the things went stomach up a number of years in the past, seven days appear to really feel extra like 30. Which could go some strategy to account for the onslaught of music we’ve obtained over the primary half of 2022.
This seems like the primary time since it occurred that issues are operating at full-steam once more — or greater than full, actually. The trade’s collective finger was on pause for basically two years, and now we’re fast-forwarding to make up for it. It’s quite a bit to absorb — then once more, so is all the things as of late. We’re confronted with such a always shifting rush of feelings, swings of positivity and negativity, that it solely is sensible for music to reflect the surge.
Over the past six months, we’ve witnessed the return of legends, follow-ups to viral hits, and rookie breakthroughs at a seemingly unprecedented clip. But when there’s one area the place “an excessive amount of of a superb factor” doesn’t essentially apply, it’s music. That’s very true once we’re locked in an expertise whirlwind; we want one thing to tug us again in direction of the bottom, to tether us within the chaos and remind us easy joys nonetheless exist.
Maybe nitpicking by such a smorgasbord of sound to search out the “greatest” songs of the 12 months thus far is a little bit of a idiot’s errand. For one, there have simply been so many good songs. For an additional, no matter obtained you by these final six months are the most effective songs, no matter what the consultants say. Perhaps it’s higher to say these are the 50 songs that the consultants at Consequence have related with essentially the most thus far in 2022. We all know you related with a few of them, too.
— Ben Kaye