I posted these lists to Substack Notes before I published by year end post, so I will move these over to the main site, so everyone can see them.

Some albums that didn’t make my list of 2023 favorites, but I still really enjoyed:


  • Pure Music by Strange Ranger (Listen)
  • Infinite Spring by Superviolet (Listen)
  • s/t by Liquid Mike (Listen)
  • In the End It Always Does by The Japanese House (Listen)
  • Limestone Ritual by Doom Flower (Listen)
  • A New Reality Mind by Madeline Kenney (Listen)
  • Lucky for You by Bully (Listen)
  • Careful of Your Keepers by This is the Kit (Listen)
  • Stereo Mind Game by Daughter (Listen)
  • Continue as a Guest by The New Pornographers (Listen)
  • Honey by Samia (Listen)
  • My Big Day by Bombay Bicycle Club (Listen)
  • 10,000 gecs by 100 gecs (Listen)
  • 3D Country by Geese (Listen)
  • Gizmo by Tanukichan (Listen)
  • Cousin by Wilco (Listen)

R&B Adjacent

  • The Age of Pleasure by Janelle Monae (Listen)
  • Red Moon in Venus by Kali Uchis (Listen)
  • Falling or Flying by Jorja Smith (Listen)
  • Fountain Baby by Amaarae (Listen)
  • Raven by Kelela (Listen)
  • Heaven by Cleo Sol (Listen)
  • My Soft Machine by Arlo Parks (Listen)

Hip Hop

  • To What End by Oddisee (Listen)
  • And Then You Pray for Me by Westside Gunn (Listen)
  • Scaring the Hoes by JPEGMAFIA & Danny Brown (Listen)
  • Sundial by Noname (Listen)
  • Indiana Jones by Boldy James & RichGains (Listen)
  • We Buy Diabetic Test Strips by Armand Hammer, Billy Woods, and ELUCID (Listen)
  • Maps by Billy Woods and Kenny Segal (Listen)


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