The Cemoir Music Prize, formerly given under the late blog of mine, is an annual music prize awarded to the best record released throughout the year. Since 2020, independent from the creative approaches of the artists and the genres, Cemoir Music Prize is my way to honor the most beloved album of the year.


The longlist of the Cemoir Music Prize 2022 consists of thirty acts from various genres and practices. This section summarizes the artists and their latest records that I listened to repeatedly, visited over and over again, and most importantly, liked pretty much. In the list below, all of the thirty that have been longlisted can be found in alphabetical order.


The shortlist of the Cemoir Music Prize 2022 covers the records I have absolutely loved throughout the year, and think that the music agenda of 2022 will be remarkable thanks to them. In the list below, all of the twelve shortlisted artists can be found in alphabetical order.

Winner of Cemoir Music Prize 2022

The winner of the Cemoir Music Prize 2022 is simply the best album of the year. The top place of the list “Top 50 Albums Of 2022”, which was released at the end of the year, also shows the recipient of the prize.

The Cemoir Music Prize of 2022 has been given to the Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C., and their third album Skinty Fia. This is the first time that the band won the award, and the first post-punk recipient of the prize as well.

The Alien Coast – St. Paul & The Broken Bones (0 win, 1 nomination)
Ants From Up There (0 win, 2 nominations (2021, 2022))
Autofiction – Suede (0 win, 1 nomination)
The Car – Arctic Monkeys (0 win, 1 nomination)
Cool It Down – Yeah Yeah Yeahs (0 win, 1 nomination)
Gemini Rights – Steve Lacy (0 win, 1 nomination)
The Line Is A Curve – Kae Tempest (0 win, 1 nomination)
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers – Kendrick Lamar (0 win, 1 nomination)
NO THANK YOU – Little Simz (0 win, 2 nominations (2021, 2022))
The Overload – Yard Act (0 win, 1 nomination)
Skinty Fia – Fontaines D.C. (1 win (2022), 1 nomination) WINNER
Wet Leg – Wet Leg (0 win, 1 nomination)

Credit: Fiona Garden for NME

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