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2023: alt.'s AOTY (p4)

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Posted on Thursday 29th December 2022 at 09:43

As we wave goodbye to 2022 and look forward to 2023 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 final set of five!


Jockstrap - I Love You Jennifer B

For fans of: black midi, Petrol Girls, Squid

Released: 9th September

What the critics say:  "The London duo’s relentless commitment to innovation will thrill newcomers and ardent fans alike." - NME

Stand out track: Concrete Over Water

See Jockstrap live in Nottingham and Oxford in February. TICKETS HERE.

Belle and Sebastian - A Bit of Previous

For fans of: The Magnetic Fields, Yo La Tengo, The New Pornographers

Released: 6th May

What the critics say: "Over the course of their 30-year long career, Belle and Sebastian have had a knack for creating earworms, and this record is no exception." - Clash

Stand out track: Talk to Me, Talk to Me

See Belle & Sebastian on tour next year. TICKETS HERE.

Big Joanie - Back Home

For fans of: Gilla Band, Naima Bock, Wu-Lu

Released: 4th November

What the critics say: "Back Home shows increased confidence in production, without sacrificing any of the immediacy that make this trio one to watch." - The Skinny

Stand out track: In My Arms

See Bog Joanie live in London and Manchester next month. TICKETS HERE.

Viagra Boys - Cave World

For fans of: shame, Sleaford Mods, Snapped Ankles

Released: 8th July

What the critics say: “Simply put, Cave World is a brilliantly fun album and the perfect soundtrack to a world coming out of massive two year hangover. It’s a record that will surely see Viagra Boys take their growing status to fully-deserved new levels." - Gigwise

Stand out track: Ain't No Thief

Viagra Boys show in Nottingham has now sold out. JOIN THE WAITING LIST HERE.

Orlando Weeks - Hop Up

For fans of: The Maccabees, Bess Atwell, Willie J Healey

Released: 14th January

What the critics say: "On this second indie-pop album inspired by parenthood, the singer sounds more optimistic than ever – and his endlessly sunny outlook is infectious" - NME

Stand out track: Deep Down Way Out

See Orlando Weeks live in York, Nottingham and Bristol next March. TICKETS HERE.

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