2022 Libera Awards winners

A2IM Humanitarian Award

πŸ‘‘ Common – (for work with) A Rebirth of Sound

Best Alternative Rock Record

πŸ‘‘ Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee (Dead Oceans)

Best Americana Record

πŸ‘‘ Madi Diaz – History Of A Feeling (ANTI-)

Best Blues Record

πŸ‘‘ Cedric Burnside – I Be Trying (Single Lock Records)

πŸ‘‘ Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – 662 (Alligator Records)

Best Classical Record

πŸ‘‘ Bryce Dessner, Australian String Quartet, Sydney Dance Company – Impermanence/Disintegration (37d03d)

Best Country Record

πŸ‘‘ Sturgill Simpson – The Ballad of Dood & Juanita (High Top Mountain Records/Thirty Tigers)

Best Dance Record

Presented byΒ 

πŸ‘‘ Jungle – Loving In Stereo (AWAL)

Best Electronic Record

Presented byΒ 

πŸ‘‘ λ°•ν˜œμ§„ Park Hye Jin – Before I Die (Ninja Tune)

Best Folk/Bluegrass Record

πŸ‘‘ Hand Habits – Fun House (Saddle Creek)

πŸ‘‘ Jose Gonzalez – Local Valley (Mute)

Best Heavy Record

πŸ‘‘ Deafheaven – Infinite Granite (Sargent House)

Best Hip-Hop/Rap Record

Presented byΒ  Β 

πŸ‘‘ Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (AWAL)

Best Jazz Record

πŸ‘‘ BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory (XL Recordings)

Best Latin Record

πŸ‘‘ Helado Negro – Far In (4AD)

Best Live/Livestream Act

πŸ‘‘ Mdou Moctar – “Live at the Niger River”


Best Outlier Record

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πŸ‘‘ L’Rain – Fatigue (Mexican Summer)

Best Pop Record

πŸ‘‘ Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams (Transgressive/[PIAS])

Best Punk Record

πŸ‘‘ The Linda Lindas – β€œRacist, Sexist Boy” (Live at LA Public Library) (Epitaph)

Best R&B Record

πŸ‘‘ Hiatus Kaiyote – Mood Valiant (Brainfeeder (Ninja Tune)

Best Reissue

πŸ‘‘ Radiohead – Kid A Mnesia (XL Recordings)

Best Rock Record

Presented byΒ 

πŸ‘‘ IDLES – CRAWLER (Partisan Records

Best Spiritual Record

πŸ‘‘ Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Bela Fleck – “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” (Single Lock Records)

Best Sync Usage

πŸ‘‘ Phoebe Bridgers – β€œI Know The End” – Ep 106 Mare of Easttown (Dead Oceans)

Best World Record

πŸ‘‘ Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime (Matador Records)

Breakthrough Artist/Release

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πŸ‘‘ Wet Leg – “Chase Longue” (Domino)

Creative Packaging

πŸ‘‘ Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee (Dead Oceans)

Independent Champion

Presented byΒ 

πŸ‘‘ Bandcamp

Label of the Year (Big)

Presented byΒ 

πŸ‘‘ Matador Records

πŸ‘‘ Mom + Pop Music

Label of the Year (Medium)

πŸ‘‘ Sacred Bones Records

Label of the Year (Small)

πŸ‘‘ Oh Boy Records

Marketing Genius

Presented by

πŸ‘‘ Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee (Dead Oceans)

Record of the Year

πŸ‘‘ Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee (Dead Oceans)

Self-Released Record of the Year

πŸ‘‘ Cautious Clay – Deadpan Love (Cautious Clay)

Video of the Year

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πŸ‘‘ Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue” (Domino Recording Co.)