My albums of 2023

Screenshot of a lot of album covers
Season 79—the seventy-nine albums I acquired in 2023

My annual review of what I’ve most enjoyed listening to during the last 12 months, and my albums of the year.

  1. Prong—State of Emergency
  2. Aortha—Monolit
  3. Godflesh—Purge
  4. Metallica—72 Seasons
  5. Ropes Inside a Hole—A Man and His Nature
  6. What the Five Fingers Said to the Face—Endless
  7. Steven Wilson—The Harmony Codex
  8. Amplifier—Hologram
  9. Obituary—Dying of Everything
  10. She Burns Red—Out of Darkness
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Steven Wilson—December Skies (2023)

This year, musician-extraordinaire Steven Wilson was challenged by a friend why he had never written a Christmas song.

He replied that he didn’t think he had it in him to write Christmassy lyrics.

No problem, his friend told him, we’ll instruct ChatGPT to write Christmas lyrics in the style of Steven Wilson. But don’t mention Christmas. And make it feel more lonely.

This was the result. I like it better than most Christmas tracks.

My albums of 2022

Most of the albums I acquired in 2022

My annual review of what I’ve most enjoyed listening to during the last 12 months, and my albums of the year.

  1. Lamb of God—Omens
  2. Porcupine Tree—Closure/Continuation
  3. Machine Head—Of Kingdom and Crown
  4. Thy Dispraise—A Human Trilogy (EP)
  5. Meshuggah—Immutable
  6. Slipknot—The End, So Far
  7. Gnome—King
  8. Rammstein—Zeit
  9. Steve Lawson—The Waiting Game
  10. PreHistoric Animals—The Magical Mystery Machine (Chapter 2)
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