Top 11 Albums of 2023

It’s been another tough year, where we all struggled to agree on anything. So, instead of the usual ranked lists, here’s just QRO’s top albums of 2023 – turned...
Top 11 Albums of 2023
Top 11 Albums of 2023

It’s been another tough year, where we all struggled to agree on anything. So, instead of the usual ranked lists, here’s just QRO’s top albums of 2023 – turned up to eleven:


 

André 3000
New Blue Sun

After almost two decades of no new material from your favorite Polaroid picture shaker, and it’s got flutes? And it works so well!

André 3000 : New Blue Sun
   

The Beaches
Blame My Ex

The messy side of female hearts and poppy dance-rock catches you.
Read review here

The Beaches : Blame My Ex
   

Blondshell
Blondshell

Taking on everyone from herself to Veronica Mars’ Logan, Sabrina Teitelbaum rocks her honesty.
Read review here

Blondshell : Blondshell
   

boygenius
the record

Sad girl pop supergroup of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus live up to all your high hopes.
Read review here

boygenius : the record
   

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Weathervanes

Modern country has never been so true on the world and itself.
Read review here

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit : Weathervanes

   

Alice Phoebe Lou
Shelter

Delivering herself, soft, vulnerable, and introspective.

Alice Phoebe Lou : Shelter
   

Nation of Language
Strange Discipline

Stretching from new wave to today’s new new wave of synthesizers.
Read review here

Nation of Language : Strange Disciple
   

Olivia Rodrigo
GUTS

As big in sound diversity as in emotional power and even humor, the pop record of 2023, right?

Olivia Rodrigo : GUTS
   

The Rolling Stones
Hackney Diamonds

The longest, greatest band in rock n’ roll all get together from some of their strongest material in decades.

The Rolling Stones : Hackney Diamonds
   

This Is the Kit
Careful of Your Keepers

Kate Stables’ showcase for her choice intricate beauty.
Read review here

This Is the Kit : Careful of Your Keepers
   

Wilco
Cousin

The sweeter, softer side of your old alt-country family.
Read review here

Wilco : Cousin
   

 

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