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2024: alt.'s AOTY (p2)

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Posted on Wednesday 20th December 2023 at 16:15

As we wave goodbye to 2023 and look forward to 2024 and all the great shows on offer, we thought it would be the perfect time to bring you our favourite albums of the year!

There were so many incredible releases this year, but we've chosen 20 of our favourites to let you know about across 4 parts, here are the second set of five!


Slow Pulp - Yard

For fans of: Alvvays, Soccer Mommy, Horse Jumper of Love

Released: 29th September

What the critics say: "The Chicago band motors through big emotions with clear-eyed sincerity, bubblegum hooks, and mellow arrangements that feel like a warm embrace." - Pitchfork

Stand out track: Slugs

Slow Pulp are touring the UK in June, including dates in Nottingham and Cardiff, don't miss it! TICKETS HERE.

James Blunt - Who We Used To Be

For fans of: James Morrison, Passenger, Keane

Released: 27th October

What the critics say: "This is one of Blunt’s best albums to date and serves as a tantalising glimpse into the singer/songwriter’s growth and maturity as an artist, it is one that will be kept on my playlist for a long time." - Clash

Stand out track: Beside You

See James Blunt on an arena tour of the UK this April. TICKETS HERE.

Black Honey - A Fistful Of Peaches

For fans of: The Big Moon, Dream Wife, Sundara Karma

Released: 17th March

What the critics say: "On ‘A Fistful of Peaches’ Black Honey have doubled down on what’s worked for them to date, while offering a glimpse at potential future directions." - DIY

Stand out track: Tombstone

Black Honey play live at Bristol's Trinity Centre in February, and tickets are selling fast. GET YOURS HERE.

Spanish Love Songs - No Joy

For fans of: Hot Mulligan, Dan Campbell, Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties

Released: 25th August

What the critics say: “U.S. punk quintet Spanish Love Songs seek out positivity amid darkness on their most accessible album yet." - Kerrang!

Stand out track: Haunted

See Spanish Love Songs live at Nottingham's Rescue Rooms on 16th January. LAST FEW TICKETS HERE.

The Mountain Goats - Jenny from Thebes

For fans of: The Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Neutral Milk Hotel

Released: 27th October

What the critics say: "The North Carolina band’s sequel to their 2002 album All Hail West Texas awakens the dead and commits murder, in that order." - Paste

Stand out track: Clean Slate

See The Mountain Goats live at Bristol's Beacon Hall in May. TICKETS HERE.

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