RC’s Favourite Releases of 2023


Rose City Band – Garden Party
Bar Italia – Tracey Denim
The Church – the Hypnogogue
Sparks – the girl is crying in her latte
Mozart Estate – Pop- up kerching !
The Jasmine Minks – We make our own history
The National – First two pages of Frankenstein
Sampa – Lahai
Kristen Hersh – Clear Pond Road
Lucinda Williams – Stories from a rock n roll heart



Gena Rose Bruce – Misery And Misfortune
Heartworms – 24 Hours
African Head Charge – Microdosing
Speakers Corner Quartet, Kwake Bass, Raven Bush, Peter Bennie, Biscuit, LEILAH – Soapbox Soliloquy
Sleep D – From Village to Empire
Yard Act – The Trench Coat Museum
Bixiga 70 – Marginal Elevado Radial
Gina Birch – I Play My Bass Loud
aja monet – the perfect storm
Aoife Nessa Frances – Fantasy
Sherpa The Tiger – Dijon
WITCH – Message from WITCH
Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay – In Every Dreamhome A Heartache
Modern Nature – Ensō
Kieran Hebden, William Tyler – Darkness, Darkness
Young Fathers – Tell Somebody
Idris Ackamoor, The Pyramids – Afro Futuristic Dreams
Steve Mason, Javed Bashir – Brixton Fish Fry
Panda Bear, Sonic Boom, Adrian Sherwood – Gettin’ to the Point Dub – Adrian Sherwood ‘Reset In Dub’ VersionPigeon – Backslider
Pascal Comelade, The Limiñanas, Xarim Aresté – Hypnose en bas de gamme
The Smile – Bending Hectic
V V Brown – Black British
Bryan Ferry – Mother of Pearl (Horoscope Version)
Sunset Strip – Sleeping Suburban Homes
Fatoumata Diawara – Dambe
Ishmael Ensemble, Rider Shafique – Polestar
Baxter Dury – Crowded Rooms
André 3000 – I swear, I Really Wanted To Make A “Rap” Album But This Is Literally The Way The Wind Blew Me This Time
Al Green – Perfect Day



André 3000 – New Blue Sun
boygenius – The Record
Carla Geneve – Hertz
Caroline Polacheck – Desire, I Want To Turn Into You
Christine and the Queens – Paranoïa, Angels, True Love
Cleo Sol – Heaven/Gold
Glenn Hopper – Something About The Weather
Jen Cloher – I Am The River, The River Is Me
Jorja Smith – falling or flying
Jungle – Volcano
Karol G – Mañana Será Bonita
Kelela – Raven
Manuel Turizo – 2000
Olivia Rodrigo – GUTS
Overmono – Good Lies
Peso Pluma – Génesis
Romy – Mid Air
Rosalía & Rauw Alejandro – RR
Sampha – Lahai
Supershy – Happy Music
The Japanese House – In the End It Always Does
Troye Sivan – Something To Give Each Other
Yussuf Dayes – Black Classical Music



Acopia – Acopia
André 3000 – New Blue Sun
Anjimile – The King
ANOHNI and the Johnsons – My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross
a.s.o. – a.s.o.
Baby Cool – Earthling On The Road To Self Love
Brandy Younger – Brand New Life
Carla Geneve – Hertz
Christine and the Queens – PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE
Close Counters – SOULACOASTA II
Huntly – Sentimental Still
Jen Cloher – I Am The River, The River Is Me
Maple Glider – I Get Into Trouble
Nabihah Iqbal – DREAMER
Nakhane – Bastard Jargon
Naretha Williams – Into Dusk We Fall
OK EG – Rivulets
Sampha – Lahai
Sleep D – Electronic Art
Tirzah – trip9love…???
V – Faithless
Work The Peripherals – Like Lava
Yussuf Dayes – Black Classical Music



Unknown Mortal Orchestra – V
RVG – Brain Worms
Jen Cloher – I Am The River, The River Is Me
Dust – et cetera, etc
Leisure – Leisurevision
QOTSA – In Times New Roman…
Jungle – Volcano
The Bamboos – This Is How You Do It
Sampha – Lahai
Batvia Collective – BTVC


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