It’s that time of year again! With Christmas nearing and 2022 drawing to a close, we take a look back at some of the best art and cultural offerings to come out of Wales this year. We’re kicking off the season with a celebration of our favourite Welsh albums from 2022.
2022 saw the return of live music in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, but there were still plenty of brilliant albums to enjoy from Welsh artists throughout the year. With some help from the Wales Arts Review contributors and editorial team, we have selected our favourite Welsh albums of 2022.
Our album of the year will be announced later in December.
Wales Arts Review’s Favourite Albums of 2022
Tresor by Gwenno
Bato Mato by Adwaith
2117/Hedd Wyn by Stephen McNeff, Gruff Rhys, WNYO and others.
Pompeii by Cate Le Bon
Afal by Adam Walton
Eneidiau by Burum
Across the Water by Carwyn Ellis
Nude with Demon by Web of Lies
Unity by Khamira
Previous winners include:
2021: Astro Tough – Audiobooks
2020: Beethoven: The Complete Piano Concertos – BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Stewart Goodyear
2019: Everything Solved at Once – Silent Forum
2018: Echo the Red – Accü
2017: Fur Coats from the Lion’s Den – Rufus Mufasa
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