Music Talks

Favourite Albums of 2023 - Part 1

December 21, 2023 Terry Smith
Music Talks
Favourite Albums of 2023 - Part 1
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This time of year isn’t just the season of goodwill it’s also the season of “Best Of” lists and it’s part of the musical year that I love.

It’s always good to know that things you like are also enjoyed by others but the real joy for me is gaining new insight into albums I’ve enjoyed or discovering albums that I have missed.

My hope is that this episode will do some of that for you.

As in previous years I am joined by my Podcast pal Steven Routledge and we both talk through our Top 10 albums and play a short clip from each of them.

In this part we count down from 10 to 5 and in Part 2 (released on 28/12/23) we go from 5 to 1.

 'Chapter Markers' contains full details of songs/artists/albums and there is a summary list below. You can also use 'Chapter markers ' to play individual choices  if you wish.

Steven's Album Choices:
10 - 'Stone' by BARONESS
   9 - 'In Between Thoughts ...A New World' by Rodrigo y Gabriela
   8 - 'The Storm Rages On by James McKeiver & The Starry Sky Band
   7 - 'Bird Machine' by Sparklehorse
   6 - 'Oromet' by Oromet

My Album Choices:
10 - 'Black Bay' by Silver Moth
   9 - 'Folded Landscapes' by Erland Cooper & the Scottish Ensemble
   8 - 'My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross' by Anohni & The Johnsons
   7 - 'First Two Pages of Frankenstein' by The National 
   6 - 'Every Acre' by H.C. McEntire  

Please do let me know what you think of these choices and particularly if there is new music you like. You can do that by emailing me at , I really look forward to hearing from you. 

Have a great Christmas and here’s to 2024 being another great year for music. 

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S10 - 'Last Word' by BARONESS from the album 'Stone'
S9 - Descending to Nowhere' by Rodrigo y Gabriela from the album 'In Between Thoughts ...A New World'
S8 - 'Hour of Need' by James Mc Keiver & The Starry Sky Band from the album 'The Storm Rages On'
S7 - 'Evening Star Supercharger' by Sparklehorse from the album 'Bird Machine'
S6 - 'Familiar Spirits' by Oromet from the album 'Oromet'
T10 - 'Mother Tongue' by Silver Moth from the album 'Black Bay'
T9 - 'Movement 5 - Pt.2' by Erland Cooper & the Scottish Ensemble from the album 'Folded Landscapes'
T8 - 'Sliver of Ice' by Anohni and the Johnsons from the album 'My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross'
T7 - 'Tropic Morning News' by The National from the album "First Two Pages of Frankenstein'
T6 - "Turpentine' by H.C. McEntire from the album 'Every Acre'