Hi, I’m Adam 12, and I like making lists of 12. So here’s a list of 12 2023 rock albums that I enjoyed that I think you should check out.
As I wrote recently, I don’t use Spotify because Spotify doesn’t pay artists appropriately. Instead, I pay artists appropriately by checking out their music on Bandcamp, then purchasing the songs and albums I like directly from the artists and independent labels that put them out. Currently, Bandcamp does the best job of putting appropriately compensating artists. That’s why I use them.
Most of what I purchase is digital. Sure, I’ll buy a CD or an LP here and there. But even in those cases, I’m looking to get digital files, which I then load into my personal library. Currently, I’m using iTunes to manage my music library. Not Apple Music, mind you. Just iTunes. Eventually, I’ll have to update to an iOS that doesn’t support iTunes in the way I need it to. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.
2023 Rock Albums: 12 You Might Have Missed
I’m a believer in paying artists for the music they create. And I’m a believer in owning physical media–digital files, LPs, CDs, DVDS–not renting it from a digital service. Call me old fashioned, but the system works for me. It’s my hobby, really, collecting music that I love and organizing it into playlists and catalogs. I’ve been at it for awhile, and I’m still putting effort into discovering new music.
Which brings us to my Top 12 of 2023 list. Which isn’t what this is, exactly. It’s not a ranking, it’s just a collection of 12 rock and rock-adjacent albums released this year that I enjoyed. And I think you, as a ROCK 92.9 listener, might enjoy them as well. Thanks for taking the time to look and to listen. I hope you find something you like and that you’ll support the artists that made it.