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Another high 30 albums of the yr to date!

Another high 30 albums of the yr to date!


An alternative top 30 albums of the year so far!Nick Watt has been writing and documenting and has been concerned in music for years. As a part of an occasional sequence, he has despatched us his high 30 albums for this yr to date (plus a Spotify playlist) to enrich our personal current checklist. There isn’t any actual science with these items, and lists are simply guides however generally you discover a new gem within the rubble! 


I’ve been creating music lists for so long as I can keep in mind. As a child within the early 70s, I might rush dwelling from college at lunchtime to sit down subsequent to our outdated valve radio and jot down the High 30 singles as they had been introduced on Radio 1. My notebooks grew yr after yr as my love for music intensified. For many years, I’ve been compiling lists of my albums of the yr; what follows is a (play)checklist of my favorite albums of 2023 to date. Many of those albums have but to be reviewed on Louder Than Conflict (just a few have solely obtained a tiny handful of Spotify performs), so there are many new issues to find – from afro-funk and ambient astral jazz to feral people, melismatic drones, and Twenty first-century Tropicalia. 

And no apologies for together with Little Simz’s staggering, No Thank You, which appeared too late in most individuals’s end-of-year charts however wasn’t launched on vinyl till June. 

You could find the Spotify playlist right here.

A Sure Ratio – 1982 (Mute) 

Andy Bell & Masal – Tidal Love Numbers (Sonic Cathedral) 

Andy Shauf – Norm (Anti) 

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily – Love In Exile (Verve) 

Asher Gamedze – Turbulence and Pulse (Worldwide Anthem/Mushroom Hour) 

Child Rose – By and By (Secretly Canadian) 

Billy Valentine – Billy Valentine & The Common Reality (Flying Dutchman/Acid Jazz) 

Brandee Youthful – Model New Life (Impulse!) 

Brigid Mae Energy – Desires from the Deep Effectively (Fireplace) 

Caixa Cubo – Agôra (Jazz & Milk Recordings) 

Dave Okumu – I Got here From Love (Transgressive) 

Eddie Chacon – Sunset (Stones Throw)

Fever Ray – Radical Romantics (Rabid)

Fireplace! Orchestra – Echoes (Rune Grammofon)

Flammer Dance Band – Dedikasjon Til Inspirasjon (Lyskestrekk)

Greg Foat & Gigi Masin – Dolphin (Strut)

Hack-Poets Guild – Blackletter Garland (One Little Impartial)

Janelle Monáe – The Age of Pleasure (Dangerous Boy)

Jayde G – Man (Ninja Tune) 

JIM – Love Makes Magic (Vicious Charms)

Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin – Archetype (Aquarii)

John Carroll Kirby – Blowout (Stones Throw)

Juni Habel – Carvings (Basin Rock)

Katie Gately – Fawn / Brute (Houndstooth)

Killer Mike – MICHAEL (Loma Visat)

Kirk Degiorgio – Modal Forces / Percussive Forces (BBe)

Lana Del Rey – Do you know that there’s a tunnel below Ocean Blvd (Polydor)

Lankum – False Lankum (Tough Commerce)

Lisa O’Neill – All Of This Is Likelihood (Tough Commerce)

Little Simz – No Thank You (Ceaselessly Residing Originals)

London Brew – London Brew (Harmony)

Lonnie Holley – Oh Me Oh My (Jagjaguwar)

Masego – Masego (UMG)

MultiTraction Orchestra – Reactor One (Superpang)

Parasite Jazz – Parasite Jazz (Disques De La Spirale)

Pedro Ricardo – Un Nuevo Amanecer (Canela En Surco)

Phi-Psonics – Octava (Gondwana)

Rhoda Dakar – Model Woman (Sunday Greatest)

Rose Metropolis Band – Backyard Get together (Thrill Jockey)

Shana Cleveland – Manzanita (Hardly Artwork)

Sparks – The Woman Is Crying In Her Latte (Island)

Tagua Tagua – Tanto (Wonderwheel)

The Lemon Twigs – The whole lot Concord (Captured Tracks)

The Necks – Journey (Northern Spy)

The Stargazer’s Assistant – Fireplace Worshipper (Home of Mythology)

This Is The Package – Cautious Of Your Keepers (Tough Commerce)

Unthank : Smith – Nowhere And In all places (Billingham Data)

V/A – Transmissions From Complete Refreshment Centre (Blue Notice)

Wacław Zimpel – Practice Spotter (The State 51 Conspiracy)

Warrington Runcorn New City – The Nation’s Most Central Location (Castles In Area)

Wesley Joseph – Glow (Secretly Canadian) 

Yazmin Lacey – Voice Notes (Personal Your Personal)

Younger Fathers – Heavy Heavy (Ninja Tune)

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