Top 30 Albums of 2023

Please allow me to share my Top Albums list for 2023. After doing this list every year for 43 years, I feel I am no longer qualified to weigh in on what is going on in the current Tik-Tok music world.

What I have here is an “OK-boomer” list to share with you. Perhaps you’ll find something you’ll enjoy. Please share your faves, perhaps I’ll find something I missed. Nevertheless…here it is…

Top LPs 2023

1. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit “Weathervanes” (Southeastern)

2. noname “Sundial” (noname inc.)

3. Wilco “Cousin” (dBpm)

4. Paul Simon “Seven Psalms” (Owl/Legacy)

5. Sufjan Stevens “Javelin” (Asthmatic Kitty)

6. Blur “The Ballad of Darren” (Warner/Parlophone)

7. Peter Gabriel “i/O” (Real World/EMI)

8. Bettye LaVette “LaVette” (Jay Vee)

9. Low Cut Connie “Art Dealers” (Contender)

10. Ian Hunter “Defiance” (Sun)

11. The Feelies “Some Kinda Love – Performing the Music of The Velvet Underground” (Bar None)

12. Rolling Stones “Hackney Diamonds” (Polydor/Rolling Stone)

13. Ben Folds “What Matters Most” (New West)

14. Yusuf/Cat Stevens “King Of Land” (BMG/Cat-O-Log)

15. Janelle Monae “The Age of Pleasure (Atlantic/Wonderland)

16. Yo La Tengo “This Stupid World” (Matador)

17. The Arcs “Electrophic Chronic” (Easy Eye Sound)

18. Madness “Theater of the Absurd Presents: C’est La Vie” (BMG)

19. Boygenius “The Record” (Interscope)

20. Jenny Lewis “Joy’all” (Blue Note)

21. Mitski “The Land Is Inhospitable, And So Am I” (Dead Oceans)

22. Sparks “The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte” (Island)

23. Kendra Morris “I Am What I’m Waiting For” (Karma Chief)

24. Lankum “False Lankum” (Rough Trade)

25. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “The Silver Cord” (KGLW)

26. Andre 3000 “New Blue Sun” (Epic/Sony)

27. Graham Parker & The Goldtops “Last Chance To Do The Twist” (Big Stir)

28. Van Morrison “Moving On Skiffle” (Virgin/Exile)

29. Andrew Gabbard “Cedar City Sweetheart” (Karma Chief)

30. Black Thought & El Michaels Affair “Glorious Game” (Big Crown)