Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ has been named 6Music’s Album Of The Year 2022.
The station has polled each of its broadcasters – and their respective teams – and collated the results. The full countdown has been ongoing all morning (November 29th), and the winner has just been announced.
Kendrick Lamar’s mighty double album ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ has been named 6Music’s Album of The Year, with Gilles Peterson introducing the record to listeners in a special segment on Lauren Laverne’s morning show.
Mary Anne Hobbs is hosting a toast to Kendrick’s latest masterpiece, and she comments: “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.”
The final Top 10 is typically eclectic, with Mercury nominees Yard Act coming in at No. 2 with debut album ‘The Overload’. Kae Tempest is in third place, while other notable entries include Wet Leg, Fontaines D.C., and Welsh artist Gwenno.
6Music’s Top 10 albums of 2022 are:
- Kendrick Lamar – Mr Morale & The Big Steppers
- Yard Act – The Overload
- Kae Tempest – The Line Is A Curve
- Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul – Topical Dancer
- Wet Leg – Wet Leg
- Warmduscher – At The Hotspot
- Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia
- Danger Mouse & Black Thought – Cheat Codes
- Arctic Monkeys – The Car
- Gwenno – Tresor
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