Rosalía in The New York Times Records of the Year

The newspaper music critics The New York Times published this Wednesday their lists of the best records of the year and unanimously crowned “Motomami” of rosalia as one of the great albums of 2022.

the three critics -Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Lindsay Zoladz– placed the Spanish album on the podium of their lists, a consensus not achieved this year by any other artist and only Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” managed to get close.

Both Pareles and Caramanica chose “Motomami” as their second favorite album of 2022, while Zoladz ranked it third.

All three highlight the ability to rosalia to jump between a multitude of styles and, despite this, deliver a work with a unique and personal character.

“In the singular ‘Motomami,’ one of the coolest pop stars on the planet mixes countless genres and cultural influences to create his own sonic world,” Zoladz notes in his review.

“Each song morphs as it unfolds, leaping across the Americas and back to Spain, rarely revealing where it’s headed. Along the way, rosalia appears fragile one moment and invincible the next,” says Pareles.

In addition to rosaliathe critics of the Times coincide this year in highlighting albums by other great international stars such as Beyoncé or Bad Bunny and lesser-known names such as the American Sudan Archives, but in general they present very varied and eclectic lists, with a multitude of different artists.