Best Music of 2023

Some uplifting music this year even!

This year wasn’t nearly as depressing and angry on the music front as last Favorite Albums of 2023year, and there was some amazing stuff in rotation.   It was definitely a great music year.  Special emphasis on Beartooth for being a positive force, Sleep Token for pushing genres, Pierce the Veil for being the perfect album when I needed it, Hoodie Allen with one of the best breakup albums of all time, and Bad Omens, who technically came out at the tail end of 2022, but I’ve listened to them nearly nonstop since I found them.  Such a great album.  To hear songs from everyone below (including the honorable mentions) you can check it out on Apple Music here.

  • Sleep Token – Take Me Back to Eden
  • Bad Omens – The Death of Peace of Mind
  • Piece The Veil – The Jaws of Life
  • The Used – Toxic Positivity
  • Hoodie Allen – Bub
  • All Time Low – Tell Me I’m Alive
  • Beartooth – The Surface
  • Story of the Year – Tear Me to Pieces
  • Nine Days – Slow Motion Life, Pt. 1
  • The Menzingers – Some of it Was True
  • Taking Back Sunday – 152
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars – It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day
  • Lil Lotus – Nosebleeder

Honorable mentions: NF, Therapy?, Fall Out Boy. Depeche Mode, Skrillex, Paramore, MOD SUN, Extreme, Jason Mraz, grandson, K.Flay, Ren