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BBC Radio 6 Music announces its Albums of the Year


BBC Radio 6 Music’s Albums of the Year returns for 2023.

The station’s presenters have selected an album which has stood out to them this year and all of their choices will be celebrated in December.

Over the next five weeks (beginning today, 27th November) Matt Everitt’s weekly New Album Fix show (Fridays, 3am-4am) will be an Albums of the Year special, with Matt exploring all the 6 Music Albums of the Year in turn.

Each episode will be available exclusively on BBC Sounds from the Monday before broadcast. 

One track from each of these albums will be added to the 6 Music playlist for one week during December.

The albums will be celebrated on 6 Music and BBC Sounds as follows

New Album Fix: Albums of the Year (episode 1 – on BBC Sounds now and broadcast on Friday 1st December, 3am-4am)

the record by boygenius (selected by Chris Hawkins)

Ladders by The Loving Paupers (Don Letts)

UK Grim by Sleaford Mods (Iggy Pop)

Gentle Confrontation by Loraine James (Mary Anne Hobbs and SHERELLE)

New Album Fix: Albums of the Year (episode 2 – on BBC Sounds from Monday 4th December and broadcast on Friday 8th December,43am-4am)

The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We by Mitski (selected by Lauren Laverne)

The Last Rotation of Earth by BC Camplight (Marc Riley)

In the End It Always Does by The Japanese House (Nathan Shepherd)

Imagine This Is A High Dimensional Space Of All Possibilities by James Holden (Tom Ravenscroft)

Nails by Benefits (Tom Robinson)

New Album Fix: Albums of the Year (episode 3 – on BBC Sounds from Monday 11th December and broadcast on Friday 15th December, 3am-4am)

Slugs of Love by Little Dragon (AFRODEUTSCHE)

Rare Birds: Hour of Song by The Bug Club (Cerys Matthews)

Silver by Say She She (Huey Morgan)

Appaloosa Bones by Gregory Alan Isakov (Mark Radcliffe)

New Album Fix: Albums of the Year (episode 4 – on BBC Sounds from Monday 18th December and broadcast on Friday 22ndDecember, 4am-5am)

I've Got Me by Joanna Sternberg (Deb Grant)

All Of This Is Chance by Lisa O'Neill (Gideon Coe)

Bunny by Willie J Healey (Guy Garvey)

Javelin by Sufjan Stevens (Huw Stephens)

Black Classical Music by Yussef Dayes (Jamz Supernova)

New Album Fix: Albums of the Year (episode 5 – on BBC Sounds from Monday 25th December and broadcast on Friday 29th December, 4am-5am)

Good Living Is Coming For You by Sweeping Promises (Amy Lamé)

Angels & Queens by Gabriels (Craig Charles)

Protect Your Light by Irreversible Entanglements (Gilles Peterson) 

Chaos For The Fly by Grian Chatten (Steve Lamacq)

Sea of Mirrors by The Coral (Stuart Maconie)

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