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Best of 2023 – Staff Picks!

Another year in the books! Here are some of our favourite albums of 2023

Ben’s List

Top Albums of 2023

Altin Gün – Ask
Ball – Midnight Heat
boygenius – the record
Danava – Nothing But Nothing
Drain – Living Proof
Enforced – War Remains
Frankie and the Witch Fingers – Data Doom
Goat – Medicine
Grian Chatten – Chaos For the Fly
The Hives – The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons
Hotline TNT – Cartwheel
Jesus Piece – …So Unknown
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – PetroDragonic Apocalypse
Meltt – Eternal Embers
Queens of the Stone Age – In Times New Roman…
Sanguisugabogg – Homicidal Ecstasy
Slowdive – Everything Is Alive
Snõoper – Super Snõoper
Sufjan Stevens – Javelin
Twin Temple – God is Dead
Witch – Zango


Blood Incantation – Luminescent Bridge 12″
Boris – Heavy Rocks
João Donato – A Bad Donato
Shiver – San Francisco’s Shiver
Sudden Death – S/T
The Partisans – The Partisans
Turnstile & BADBADNOTGOOD – New Heart Designs 12″
Various – If There’s Hell Below…

Sky’s List

Top Albums of 2023

Black Belt Eagle Scout – The Land, The Water, The Sky
Blonde Redhead – Sit Down for Dinner
Boygenius – The Record
Butcher Brown – Solar Music
Deerhoof – Miracle Level
Grian Chatten – Chaos for the Fly
Mitski – The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We
Nation of Language – Strange Disciple
Slowdive – everything is alive
Sparklehorse – Bird Machine
Spencer Krug – I Drew This Knife
Sufjan Stevens – Javelin Timber Timbre – Lovage
Yo La Tengo – This Stupid World

Best Single of 2023

Alden Penner – Another Head/Language

Tim’s List

Top Albums of 2023

lankum – false lankum
yo la tengo – this stupid world
100 gecs – 10,000 gecs
harp – albion
olivia rodrigo – guts
caroline polachek – desire, I want to turn into you
the clientele – I am not there anymore
the streets – the darker the shadow the brighter the light
travis scott – utopia
blake mills – jelly road
us girls – bless this mess
slowdive – everything is alive
everything but the girl – fuse
sparklehorse – bird machine
fiddlehead – death is nothing to us
sleaford mods – uk grim
belly – mumble rap 2
be your own pet – mommy
bebel gilberto – joão
ashnikko – weedkiller
brian eno and fred again – secret life
drain – living proof
jason isbell – weathervanes
john cale – mercy
lil yachty – let’s start here.
max richter – sleep tranquility base
monaleo – where the flowers don’t die
nas – magic 2
nico muhly – david hockney – bigger and closer
the hives – the death of randy fitzsimmons