Loud & Quiet’s is out: Loud And Quiet Albums of the Year 2023 - Loud And Quiet
Seems like a really strong year for Irish music or maybe just one I’m more connected to than usual (no doubt you are largely responsible for that).
This year and last year have been very strong for it imo
There is some stuff in that list I’m not familiar with, mainly a lot of the hip hop stuff
Gorilla Vs Bear
Those top two records are incredible.
Not heard the number one but I’m digging the description
Heard a couple of tracks off this on the paste top 60 albums playlist. Pretty good.
Also great to see Meagre Martin place highly
For a time I thought Nourished By Time could get number 1 in a lot pf places. Then I could never find it on vinyl and I became quite irked about that.
Sounds really good on first listen. Reminds me a bit of how to dress well a bit, but with much more prominent (and well written) r&b vibes
Guardian songs of the year
I’ve listened to some of those! 2023, the year TQ sold out.
Was just thinking I somehow know more on the upper reaches of this than most of the more “mainstream” lists - and that’s obviously not me saying how bleeding edge I am, more a reflection of this from the article:
“intelligence reaches us that end-of-year album charts in other publications have been far less predictable than usual, with no consensus and a bewildering array of records in contention.”
Was about to say the same, only looked at the 100-91 and i’ve heard of most and actually listened to a couple! Sure this is some elaborate prank by TQ.