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BBC Radio 6 Music reveals its album of the year

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar was announced as the number one by Lauren Laverne.

The Breakfast Show host revealed the Top 10 during her programme this morning. The albums are voted for by the station’s presenters and each year the list features a broad range of artists, reflecting the music played by the station.

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.”

The multi-award-winning American rapper and songwriter rose to fame following the release of his album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment label in 2012. He has since gone on to become one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation.

6 Music’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

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.”

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