BBC Radio 6 Music’s Album of the Year 2022 revealed on-air

Today on her BBC Radio 6 Music Breakfast Show, Lauren Laverne revealed the Top 10 6 Music Albums of the Year, with Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar taking the Number 1 spot.

The station announces its Top 10 Albums of the Year each November, voted for by the station’s presenters.

6 Music’s Top 10 albums of 2022 are:

  1. Kendrick Lamar – Mr Morale & The Big Steppers
  2. Yard Act – The Overload
  3. Kae Tempest – The Line Is A Curve
  4. Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul – Topical Dancer
  5. Wet Leg – Wet Leg
  6. Warmduscher – At The Hotspot
  7. Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia
  8. Danger Mouse & Black Thought – Cheat Codes
  9. Arctic Monkeys – The Car
  10. Gwenno – Tresor

Mary Anne Hobbs, one of the many presenters who voted for Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers says: “I think it’s fair to say, it’s rare that one artist can unite the whole of the 6 Music family, with our vast diversity of tastes and preferences. But Kendrick is peerless, and with ‘Mr Morale & The Big Steppers’, he’s done it.”

Samantha Moy, Head of BBC Radio 6 Music, says: “6 Music’s Albums of the Year celebrates the work of some incredible artists who have been championed by our passionate presenters across 2022. As always, 6 Music will be taking a deeper exploration of each of these fine albums throughout December. Congratulations to all of our selected artists and especially to Kendrick Lamar for his acclaimed album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.”

Chris Hawkins (5am-7.30am) will broadcast an Album of the Year special of his regular feature, The Remix on Friday 2nd December, featuring remixes of tracks from the Top 10 artists. On Saturday 4th December, Tom Robinson presents a special edition of Now Playing (6pm-8pm), Listeners’ Albums of the Year 2022, in which listeners are invited to share their favourite albums of the past year.

Listeners can also search “6 Music Albums of the Year” to find a boxset of all Albums of the Year programming on BBC Sounds.