My Best Albums 2023

Albums and EPs that I can remember off the top of my head

Posted: 2023-12-18
Stats: 255 words / ~2 minutes

Hello music nerds. The end of the year is creeping up on us and that means it is time to take a look back at the year in music.

As much as I love discovering new music, this year was not a huge year for that. As far as I can tell (using beets and ListenBrainz as sources) I listened to about 190 albums released between 2023-01-01 and today (2023-12-18). Now, normally I could easily rattle off my favourite 10 or 20 releases, but this year is a blur.

I will keep it short and unordered: some honourable mentions and my favourite release of the year.

Honourable Mentions

album covers

Artist Album Link(s)
Fiera Pueblo Nuevo Bandcamp
Helena Hauff fabric presents Helena Hauff Bandcamp
Pangaea Changing Channels Bandcamp
Cyk Lore Bandcamp
Duane Betts Wild & Precious Life Bandcamp
Four Tet Live at Alexandra Palace London, 24th May 2023 Bandcamp
Miss EspaƱa Niebla Mental Bandcamp
Aesop Rock Integrated Tech Solutions Bandcamp

Best of

buck65
Super Dope, Punk Rock B-Boy, 14 KT Gold, Drum Study #3, #2, and #1, North American Adonis

I was spoiled this year with not one, but several excellent Buck 65 releases. Last year, after coming back from hiatus with a surprise release, I was overjoyed. This year, Super Dope took the cake and the blue ribbon and the whatever. This ensemble of releases is my choice for best of the year.

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