IDLES’ album, Joy as an Act of Resistance has topped the list of 6 Music Recommends: Albums of the Year, as announced on Shaun Keaveny’s BBC Radio 6 Music Breakfast Show this morning.
The station’s 21 presenters selected their top 2018 album choices which were collated to create a final Top 10. The list represents the wealth of music that can be found on BBC Radio 6 Music from an eclectic range of artists and genres.
IDLES say: “Being included in the list is obviously humbling but more so the recognition from an institution that represents a huge portion of what we love in music: hard work and vibrancy towards new ideas and creative thinking. Thank you to all at BBC 6 Music for helping us build our careers and our faith in the music industry.”
Jeff Smith, 6 Music’s Head of Music, says: “This Top 10 for 6 Music Recommends: Albums of the Year is a great snapshot of the range of artists and bands played across the station this year. These are all fantastic albums, all worthy of their inclusion on the list – great choices by our brilliant, music-loving presenters!”
And from 1-21 December, 6 Music will be celebrating the best albums released this year with the station featuring a different presenter’s Album of the Year choice each day live on air.
Released on 31 August 2018, the British rock band’s Joy as an Act of Resistance was produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan and Nick Launay. The record explores a diverse range of themes from toxic masculinity and nationalism to immigration and class inequality.