BBC Sound of 2022

Here it is, the list we’ve all been waiting for.

Thoughts? Hot Takes?

#1 PinkPanthress

For fans of: Mura Masa, Charli XCX, Doja Cat

PinkPantheress
  • I’ve heard of them and I like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve heard of them and I don’t like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve not heard of them / I’m unfamiliar with their music

0 voters

#2 Wet Leg

For fans of: Arctic Monkeys, The Big Moon, The Magic Gang

Wet Leg
  • I’ve heard of them and I like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve heard of them and I don’t like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve not heard of them / I’m unfamiliar with their music

0 voters

#3 Mimi Webb

For fans of: Dua Lipa, Becky Hill, Selena Gomez

Mimi Webb
  • I’ve heard of them and I like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve heard of them and I don’t like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve not heard of them / I’m unfamiliar with their music

0 voters

#4 Lola Young

For fans of: Adele, Joy Crookes, Amy Winehouse

Lola Young
  • I’ve heard of them and I like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve heard of them and I don’t like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve not heard of them / I’m unfamiliar with their music

0 voters

#5 Central Cee

For fans of: Stormzy, AJ Tracey, Tion Wayne

Central Cee
  • I’ve heard of them and I like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve heard of them and I don’t like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve not heard of them / I’m unfamiliar with their music

0 voters

UNPLACED REMAINDER OF LONG LIST

Baby Queen

For fans of: Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Rina Sawayama

Baby Queen
  • I’ve heard of them and I like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve heard of them and I don’t like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve not heard of them / I’m unfamiliar with their music

0 voters

ENNY

For fans of: Jorja Smith, Mahalia, Ray BLK

ENNY
  • I’ve heard of them and I like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve heard of them and I don’t like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve not heard of them / I’m unfamiliar with their music

0 voters

Priya Ragu

For fans of: MIA, Kehlani, Jai Paul

Priya Ragu
  • I’ve heard of them and I like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve heard of them and I don’t like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve not heard of them / I’m unfamiliar with their music

0 voters

Tems

For fans of: WizKid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage

Tems
  • I’ve heard of them and I like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve heard of them and I don’t like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve not heard of them / I’m unfamiliar with their music

0 voters

Yard Act

For fans of: Sleaford Mods, Pulp, The Fall

Yard Act
  • I’ve heard of them and I like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve heard of them and I don’t like what I’ve heard
  • I’ve not heard of them / I’m unfamiliar with their music

0 voters

So many votes, so little chat

2 Likes

I think it’s a good sign that there’s no chat and the majority of acts are unknown to Dis - probably shows they’re doing something right.

5 Likes

Good top 2, there. PinkPantheress is a legit top pick

3 Likes

Read a few hype pieces about PinkPantheress and got really excited, then listened to a couple of tracks and was very underwhelmed. Worth persisting with?

1 Like

enny is quite fun

3 Likes

Don’t find wispy vocals over loops of shitty 2-step garage from the late 90s particularly thrilling myself either.

1 Like

A fair few that I’d vote “I’d heard of them but I’ve not heard a note of their music so I can’t judge” tbf

2 Likes

Only heard of Wet Leg and Yard Act, which receive a meh and a yuck from me.

1 Like

Up until a few days ago I’d only heard of Wet Leg and Pink Panthress but then I got in my friends car as Radio 1 were doing a countdown of all these artists

:white_check_mark: I’ve heard of them and they were my #1 top song and #1 top artist for 2021 on LastFM, and already broke into my top 50 artists since 2011 on there

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Been absolutely rinsing pinkpantheress the last few months. She’s fucking great. Love the whole aesthetic, love the wooziness, love the everyday kind of content of the lyrics.
Read someone saying her delivery is half seductive, half threat which might be completely reductive and not a little sexist but i definitely get what they meant.

2 Likes

PinkPantheress is my musical fencesitter seemingly. I can’t commit to liking or disliking. The amount I like Pain is the exact amount I dislike Just For Me (both moderate).

Quite like the Guided by Voices approach to songs tho.

1 Like

Her worst song by quite bit tbh

1 Like

Tems was robbed!

2 Likes

Wet Leg seem annoying but might need to listen a bit more

Liked Yard Act at first but they got a bit annoying over the course of an EP, so they might be the opposite

1 Like

this is a jam despite the sort of ASPIRATIONAL lyrics that normally put me right off stuff

1 Like

Brutal stuff for Lola Young from the DiS massive.

2 Likes

i feel so old. Not only haven’t i heard of them, i haven’t heard of most of the ‘for fans of’ artists either :see_no_evil:

The sound of 2022 is going to be Soul Glo though so they are clearly wrong

I also found PinkPanthress’ album very meh. The hype was intense, but it really just didn’t do anything for me. Each to their own. :man_shrugging: