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Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2023 Part 2

Dec 23, 2023
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This is part 2 of Under the Radar‘s Top 100 Albums of 2023 list, featuring #51-100 and various honorable mentions. Check out part 1 featuring #1-50 here.

51

Youth Lagoon

Heaven Is a Junkyard

Fat Possum

52

PJ Harvey

I Inside the Old Year Dying

Partisan

53

Jamila Woods

Water Made Us

Jagjaguwar

54

Squirrel Flower

Tomorrow’s Fire

Polyvinyl

55

Hotline TNT

Cartwheel

Third Man

56

Squid

O Monolith

Warp

57

Steven Wilson

The Harmony Codex

Virgin

58

Coach Party

KILLJOY

Chess Club

59

Kara Jackson

Why Does The Earth Give Us People to Love?

September

60

Jeff Rosenstock

HELLMODE

Polyvinyl

61

The National

Laugh Track

4AD

62

Teenage Fanclub

Nothing Lasts Forever

Merge

63

The Mountain Goats

Jenny from Thebes

Merge

64

Foo Fighters

But Here We Are

Roswell/RCA

65

Explosions in the Sky

End

Temporary Residence

66

Cherry Glazerr

I Don’t Want You Anymore

Secretly Canadian

67

El Michels Affair & Black Thought

Glorious Game

Big Crown

68

The Clientele

I Am Not There Anymore

Merge

69

Slaughter Beach, Dog

Crying, Laughing, Waving, Smiling

Lame-O

70

Julie Byrne

The Greater Wings

Ghostly International

71

Arlo Parks

My Soft Machine

Transgressive

72

Lanterns on the Lake

Versions of Us

Bella Union

73

Drop Nineteens

Hard Light

Wharf Cat

74

Belle and Sebastian

Late Developers

Matador

75

Metric

Formentera II

Metric Music International/Thirty Tigers

76

Murray A. Lightburn

Once Upon a Time in Montréal

Dangerbird

77

U.S. Girls

Bless This Mess

4AD

78

Yves Tumor

Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)

Warp

79

The Murder Capital

Gigi’s Recovery

Human Season

80

Fenne Lily

Big Picture

Dead Oceans

81

Sparks

The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte

Island

82

A. Savage

Several Songs About Fire

Rough Trade

83

Jenny Lewis

Joy’All

Blue Note

84

Wings of Desire

Life is Infinite

WMD

85

Samia

Honey

Grand Jury

86

bdrmm

I Don’t Know

Rock Action

87

Jaakko Eino Kalevi

Chaos Magic

Weird World

88

Andy Shauf

Norm

ANTI-

89

ANOHNI and the Johnsons

My Back Was a Bridge for You to Cross

Secretly Canadian

90

H. Hawkline

Milk For Flowers

Heavenly

91

Braids

Euphoric Recall

Secret City

92

Mandy, Indiana

i’ve seen a way

Fire Talk

93

Amber Arcades

Barefoot on Diamond Road

Fire

94

Mega Bog

End of Everything

Mexican Summer

95

Slow Pulp

Yard

ANTI-

96

Baxter Dury

I Thought I Was Better Than You

Heavenly

97

bar italia

Tracey Denim

Matador

98

The New Pornographers

Continue as a Guest

Merge

99

Modern Nature

No Fixed Point in Space

Bella Union

100

Sen Morimoto

Diagnosis

City Slang/Sooper

Honorable Mentions: The following 2023 albums were also liked by some of our writers and editors and almost made the Top 100. 100 Gecs: 10,000 Gecs (Dog Show/Atlantic), CHAI: CHAI (Sub Pop), Clark: Sus Dog (Throttle), Devendra Banhart: Flying Wig (Mexican Summer), Heather Woods Broderick: Labyrinth (Western Vinyl), Gaz Coombes: Turn the Car Around (Hot Fruit/Virgin), Death and Vanilla: Flicker (Fire), Decisive Pink: Ticket to Fame (Fire), Deerhoof: Miracle-Level (Joyful Noise), Django Django: Off Planet (Because), Dutch Uncles: True Entertainment (Memphis Industries), Feist: Multitudes (Interscope), Fucked Up: One Day (Merge), The GOLDEN DREGS: On Grace & Dignity (4AD), Alison Goldfrapp: The Love Invention (Skint/BMG), Hannah Jadagu: Aperture (Sub Pop), King Krule: Space Heavy (XL/Matador), Ladytron: Time’s Arrow (Cooking Vinyl), Lightning Dust: Nostalgia Killer (Western Vinyl), Little Dragon: Slugs of Love (Ninja Tune), Model/Actriz: Dogsbody (True Panther), Genesis Owusu: STRUGGLER (Ourness), Pearla: Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming (Spacebomb), Pip Blom: Bobbie (Heavenly), Margo Price: Strays (Loma Vista), Queens of the Stone Age: In Times New Roman… (Matador), Silver Moth: Black Bay (Bella Union), Sleaford Mods: UK GRIM (Rough Trade), Joanna Sternberg: I’ve Got Me (Fat Possum), Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee: Los Angeles (Play It Again Sam), Viji: So Vanilla (Speedy Wunderground), M. Ward: Supernatural Thing (ANTI-), and James Yorkston, Nina Persson, and the Second Hand Orchestra: The Great White Sea Eagle (Domino).

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