‘Tis the season…to share all my favorite rock from the previous year for you. Here I have a handful of 2023 rock songs I’d like you to hear.
Recently, I shared my “Best Rock Albums of 2023” list. There are 12 albums on the list, because I’m Adam 12 and that’s how I roll (Full disclosure: I actually miscounted and ended up with 13, ruining the bit). The list is in quotes because it’s not actually a “best of” list, it’s just a list of the albums I listened to the most. It’s heavy on local acts you might not be wise to, so please do take the time to check it out.
You see, most of what we play on ROCK 92.9 is what’s defined as “classic rock.” Sure, we play a smattering of new songs from acts you know and love (that end-of-year list is forthcoming), but I’ve staked my Boston radio claim for over two decades now on being a “new rock” DJ. I’m still discovering new songs and acts that I love, and I still feel compelled to share what I discover with you.
2023 Rock Songs: 12 You Might Have Missed
Some of these songs below come from the list of albums I shared above. And some of them are just one-off songs that I collected over the course of the year that I love. Because sometimes a great song is a great song outside the context of the album it’s on.
“But 12, why don’t you just make a Spotify playlist?” I wrote about my disdain for Spotify recently; read that here. Since writing it, the company–who’s co-founder and CEO is worth north of $3 billion–cut 1,500 people from its workforce. Read about that in this piece from Wired. And maybe consider ditching the streaming app. Just stick with me. I’ll give you the good tunes, old and new.