Albums of the Year 2023 lists - compiled (no chat)

Lists usually begin to roll out this week. Thought it would be good to have a compilation thread with just the lists and link to any threads discussing the lists

If a list doesn’t warrant its own thread, chat here

6 Music have launched an artists of the year list

The 6 Music Artists of the Year, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Blur
  • Boygenius
  • Christine and the Queens
  • Gabriels
  • Loraine James
  • The Last Dinner Party
  • Nia Archives
  • Say She She
  • Antony Szmierek
  • Young Fathers

Weird how many of these don’t exist


“Blur”. Do they mean Blue?



Uncut have gone with Lankum. Good for them.

Just realised they seem to have beaten the traditional first announcement by Rough Trade!


The Rolling Stones at 18! Paul Simon at 2! I didn’t even know he had an album out!

Good number 1 though and decent showings for Lisa O’Neill and Cian Nugent as well

At the risk of chatting in this thread they’ve set the “I had no idea they put an album out this year” bar very high (John Cale, The Pretenders, Dexys, The Coral…)

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Think Rough Trade will be announced today at 3pm. Their AOTY is Nation of Language.

Sufjan, Caroline Polachek, Lankum and Young Fathers round out the top 5.


Here’s their list - warning, opens with their number 1 rather than a countdown

Chat away

There’s a Dave Rowntree album and a Coxon side project in that RT Top 100 list but no sign of Blur‘s first album in almost a decade :sweat_smile: One that was pretty well received too. Thought it would’ve been a shoo-in.

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I don’t mean to be rude but I don’t think two threads are needed, and especially not a separate thread for each list, they’re just going to make the board unnavigateable. Dunno if thats a word but it is now. Surely just the one thread where people can chat and maybe updating the OP with a new list for easy finds would work better


Perfectly cromulent imo


unnavigable maybe?

Absolutely delighted in the worth my English degree has had


The kind of thing a muteable tag was designed for imo.

Just didn’t want people to miss some of the big lists if they wanted to discuss records on them. Thought it would be worth trying.

Personally I find the 600+ reply threads on lots of different topics really hard to follow unless I spend 2-3 hours a day on the forums.

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I can feel the words

Ceasing to exist even as I’m running my eyes over them.


Uncut magazine was the first out of the block with a top 100 last week.

Uncut’s Top 75 Albums of 2023


Uncut’s Top 75 Albums of 2023
75. Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble – Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble III
74. Jim Ghedi And Toby Hay – Jim Ghedi and Toby Hay
73. Grian Chatten – Chaos For The Fly
72. Sufjan Stevens – Javelin
71. Steve Gunn & David Moore – Let the Moon Be a Planet
70. Animal Collective – Isn’t It Now?
69. Alabaster DePlume – Come With Fierce Grace
68. Sleaford Mods – UK GRIM
67. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You
66. Jim O’Rourke – Hands That Bind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
65. Dot Allison – Consciousology
64. Osees – Intercepted Message
63. Meg Baird – Furling
62. Deer Tick – Emotional Contracts
61. Fatoumata Diawara – London Ko
60. Setting – Shone a Rainbow Light On
59. Sparks – The Girl Is Crying in Her Latte
58. Mary Lattimore – Goodbye, Hotel Arkada
57. Kara Jackson – Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love?
55. Pretenders – Relentless
54. Ryuichi Sakamoto – 12
53. Tinariwen – Amatssou
52. Dexys – The Feminine Divine
51. London Brew – London Brew
50. Craven Faults – Standers
49. Margo Price – Strays
48. Allison Russell – The Returner
47. Cian Nugent – She Brings Me Back To The Land Of The Living
46. Modern Nature – No Fixed Point In Space
45. Feist – Multitudes
44. Everything But the Girl – Fuse
43. Blake Mills – Jelly Road
42. BC Camplight – The Last Rotation of Earth
41. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – V
40. Israel Nash – Ozarker
39. Califone – villagers
38. ANOHNI and the Johnsons – My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross
37. Eddie Chacon – Sundown
36. Billy Valentine – Billy Valentine and The Universal Truth
35. Teenage Fanclub – Nothing Lasts Forever
34. Sunny War – Anarchist Gospel
33. Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily – Love In Exile
32. jaimie branch – Fly or Die Fly or Die Fly or Die ((world war))
31. Baaba Maal – Being
30. Wednesday – Rat Saw God
29. Depeche Mode – Memento Mori
28. Sarabeth Tucek – Joan Of All
27. Matthew Halsall – An Ever Changing View
26. boygenius – the record
25. Kassi Valazza – Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing
24. Robert Forster – The Candle and the Flame
23. Sam Burton – Dear Departed
22. Shirley Collins – Archangel Hill
21. The Necks – Travel
20. Hiss Golden Messenger – Jump For Joy
19. The Coral – Sea Of Mirrors
18. The Rolling Stones – Hackney Diamonds
17. Lisa O’Neill – All Of This Is Chance
16. The Clientele – I Am Not There Anymore
15. Margo Cilker – Valley Of Heart’s Delight
14. Corinne Bailey Rae – Black Rainbows
13. Blur – The Ballad of Darren
12. Slowdive – everything is alive
11. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Weathervanes
10. John Cale – Mercy
9. Julie Byrne – The Greater Wings
8. The National – First Two Pages of Frankenstein
7. Lonnie Holley – Oh Me Oh My
6. Lana Del Rey – Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd
5. Yo La Tengo – This Stupid World
4. PJ Harvey – I Inside the Old Year Dying
3. Wilco – Cousin
2. Paul Simon – Seven Psalms

  1. Lankum – False Lankum
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