My favourite albums of 2023

I don’t have a Spotify wrapped to share this year. So, in no particular order, my favourite albums of the year:

boygenius – the record

I have followed the work of this supergroups members for a little while. When they come together they create something incredible. This album is dark, honest, and witty.

Wednesday – Rat Saw God

I couldn’t quite describe the sound of Wednesday, I think the description on Apple Music sums them up nicely:

Blending the great fuzzy guitars of shoegaze with a faint Southern twang and lyrics fixated on the traumas of small-town life…

This album is noisy and chaotic, with a great narrative.

Buy on Bandcamp

The Beths – Expert in a Dying Field

I have listened to The Beths since their first album, they have gone from strength to strength, producing some of the best power pop out there. Also, their tour blog ‘Breakfast and Travel Updates’ is one of my favourite feeds to follow.

Buy on Bandcamp

Jess Williamson – Time Ain’t Accidental

I am not a fan of country music, especially all of that toxic macho, “I drive trucks, and love my country” bullshit. This album from Jess is different. I first heard of her when she teamed up with Waxahatchee to form Plains (another album I love, from last year). This album is poetic, modern, and romantic, expertly shaking off all those stereotypes of country music.

Buy on Bandcamp

The Murder Capital – Gigi’s Recovery

Gigi’s Recovery is grander and darker than The Murder Capital’s first album. ‘Return My Head’ is a a real thumper that I’d love to see live one day.

Buy on Bandcamp

That’s it, see you next year.

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