Friday, January 05, 2024

My 2023 in music

Time for this dead blog's yearly reanimation. Here are my favorite new and archival albums of 2023 (as of 1/5/24; it changes daily).

(a few are from late 2022, but time is not real)

Meg Baird - Furling
Bill Callahan - YTI⅃AƎЯ
Eddie Chacon - Sundown
Cut Worms - Cut Worms
Yonatan Gat - American Quartet
Guided By Voices - Nowhere To Go But Up
PJ Harvey - I Inside the Old Year Dying
The Lloyd Pack - I Can't Remember
Man On Man - Provincetown
Medicine Singers - Medicine Singers
Dan Melchior Band - Welcome to Redacted City
mssv - Human Reaction
One Eleven Heavy - Poolside
Osees - Intercepted Message
Oxbow - Love's Holiday
Plates of Cake - Got a Feeling That I Live Here
Protomartyr - Formal Growth in the Desert
Purling Hiss - Drag On Girard
Marnie Stern - The Comeback Kid
Sunwatchers - Music Is Victory Over Time
Terry - Call Me Terry
Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World


Brown Spirits - Solitary Transmissions
Circus Devils - Squeeze the Needle
Eyelids - A Colossal Waste of Light
Guided By Voices - La La Land
Guided By Voices - Welshpool Frillies
Mamady Kouyate - Proclamation
Dave Lombardo - Rites of Percussion
The Men - New York City
Modern Nature - No Fixed Point in Space
Molina/Talbot/Lofgren/Young - All Roads Lead Home
Janelle Monáe - The Age of Pleasure
Monotonix - On
Mudhoney - Plastic Eternity
The New Pornographers - Continue as a Guest
P.G. Six - Murmurs & Whispers
Quasi - Breaking the Balls of History
Rose City Band - Garden Party
Spotlights - Alchemy for the Dead
Those Pretty Wrongs - Holiday Camp
Tropical Fuck Storm - Submersive Behaviour
Venera - Venera
Kurt Vile - Back to Moon Beach
Wilco - Cousin
Wilco - Cruel Country
Neil Young - Before and After


C-Clamp - Dream Backwards
The Chieftones - The New Smooth and Different Sound
The Ducks - High Flyin'
The Feelies - Some Kinda Love: Performing the Music of The Velvet Underground
Maxx Traxx - Maxx Traxx: Third Rail
Charlie Megira & The Modern Dance Club - Love Police
Arthur Russell - Picture of Bunny Rabbit
Helene Smith - I Am Controlled By Your Love
Sparklehorse - Bird Machine
Barbara Stant - My Mind Holds On To Yesterday
Joyce Street - Tied Down
Various - Eccentric Boogie
Various - Eccentric Northern Soul
Various - Ghost Riders
Various - If There's Hell Below...
Various - L80s: So Unusual
Various - Skyway Soul: Gary, Indiana
Neil Young w/ The Santa Monica Flyers - Somewhere Under the Rainbow


Isabelle Antena - En Cavale
Bailey's Nervous Kats - The Nervous Kats
Peter Barclay - I'm Not Your Toy
Chisel - Set You Free
Duster - Remote Echoes
Eiafuawn - Birds in the Ground
Everyone Asked About You - Paper Airplanes, Paper Hearts
Andre Gibson's Universal Togetherness Band - Apart: Demos 1980-1984
Isis - Mosquito Control/The Red Sea
Charlie Megira - Charlie Megira und the Hefker Girl
Native Nod - This Can't Exist
Pot Valiant - Never Return
Rex - C
Chuck Senrick - Dreamin'
Shira Small - The Line of Time and the Plane of Now
Various - Mid-Atlantic Story Vol. 3
Neil Young - Chrome Dreams