Albums of the Year 2023

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Albums of the Year 2023

Postby Tin Bird on Mon Nov 06, 2023 12:37 pm

Good gosh...if you asked me how long ago I posted the 2022 list, I'd swear it was three months ago. Time is literally flying now. I am a little early this year...thought I'd get things rolling. We can all add to our list later should we need to. :-)
Mine for now:
James Blake - Playing Robots Into Heaven
Nation of Language - Strange Disciple
Sufjan Stevens - Javelin
The Lilac Time - Dance Till All The Stars Come Down
Modest Mouse - The Golden Casket (older album I just discovered this year)
Mark Isham - Vapor Drawings (older album I just discovered this year)
Oingo Boingo - Boi-ngo (CD reissue)
Jon Hopkins - Asleep Versions (older album I just discovered this year)
Slowdive - Everything is Alive
A Flock of Seagulls - A Flock of Seagulls (CD reissue)
Hiroshi Yoshimura - Surround (CD reissue)
Roger Eno - the skies, they shift like chords
When I cannot sing my heart...I can only speak my mind...
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Re: Albums of the Year 2023

Postby baht habit on Sat Dec 02, 2023 12:21 pm

Wolfgang Muthspiel - Dance Of The Elders
Terell Stafford - Between Two Worlds
Billy Childs - Winds Of Change
Johnathan Blake - Passage
Zsofia Boros - El Ultimo Aliento
Brian Blade Fellowship - Kings Highway
Chris Botti - Vol. 1 (shm-cd blue note japan)
Peter Gabriel - I/O
Dhafer Youssef - Street Of Minarets
Dominic Miller - Vagabond
Paul Simon - Seven Psalms
Kenny Barron - The Source
Brian Eno - Forever Voiceless
Joshua Redman - Where Are We
Pat Metheny - Dream Box
Vital Information - Time Flies / A Prayer For The Generation
Jeff Richman - XYZ
Todd Mosby - Land Of Enchantment
Trio Grande 2.0 - Urban Myth
Ralph Towner - At First Light
Shakti - This Moment
John Scofield - Uncle John's Band
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - 'Maestro' soundtrack ... my sister-in-law appears as a member of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir - of course, as a proud brother-in-law, I just have to include this release :-)

** I almost didn't have on my list an album with some contribution from Bill Frisell - yet thankfully December 15th brought this release, under the wire :
Ambrose Akinmusire - Owl Song (with Bill Frisell & Herlin Riley)
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Re: Albums of the Year 2023

Postby Quiet Visitor on Sun Dec 03, 2023 10:04 am

Great to see how many music is being made and loved. I have none of the albums you both mentioned, while bought plenty new stuff and re-releases.

Here're some of the new albums:

Exit North - Anyway, Still
Birds Through Fire - The Sting Of Everything
Stefano Panunzi - Pages From The Sea
Solstein - Solstein
Leah Waybright - Dreamed
Lumsk - Fremmede Toner
Jukka Haavisto – Reflections
Eivind Aarset / Jan Bang - Last Two Inches Of Sky
Andorra - Current
Anton Corbijn - Squaring The Circle (The Story Of Hipgnosis) (dvd/blu-ray-documentary)
Cosmic Crooner - The Perks Of Being A Hypocrite
Nick Drake Tribute - The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs Of Nick Drake
Colin Edwin & Robert Jürjendal - The Weight Of A Shadow
Fonderia - Dinamo
Gravity Fields - Disruption
Hidden Orchestra - To Dream Is To Forget
Allan Holdsworth Tribute - Y.O.U. : Italian Guitarists Pay Homage To Allan Holdsworth
The John Irvine Band - Scanning The Dark Horizon
Blake Mills - Jelly Road
Hania Rani - Ghosts
Zopp – Dominion
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Re: Albums of the Year 2023

Postby Quiet Visitor on Sat Dec 09, 2023 11:16 am

Today I received two other fine albums, released this year.

- Melanie De Biasio: Il Viaggio (this album is dedicated to David Sylvian and as such recommended on the Vista website by our Silentwings:

- Jamie West-Oram: Skeleton Key (first soloalbum by The Fixx-guitarist shows him in a somewhat different direction, but still, wonderful sounding album, but way too short...)
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