Ali from Derby shares his Top Ten albums and best shows of 2023

Top Ten Albums 

1.  Julie Byrne – The Greater Wings

2.  Blur – The Ballard of Darren

3.  Coach Party – Killjoy 

4.  Sufjan Stevens – Javelin 

5.  Lucinda Williams – Stories from a Rock N Roll Heart

6.  King Creosote – I Des

7.  boygenius – The Record

8.  Metallica – 72 Seasons

9.  Unknown Mortal Orchestra – V

10.  Daughter – Stereo Mind Game


Live Music Performances 


1.  The Delgados at Sheffield Leadmill 

2.  Martin & Eliza Carthy at National Forest Folk Club 

3.  Wilco at Manchester Bridgewater Hall

4.  CVC at Birmingham The Victoria

5.  The Who at Derbyshire County Cricket ground 

6.  Frankie Archer at Derby Folk Festival 

7.  Vipera at Nottingham Beat The Streets

8.  The Last Dinner Party at End of the Road Festival

9.  The Mary Wallopers at  End of the Road Festival

10. Salthouse at Nottingham Peggy's Skylight 

11. Urban Folk Quartet at National Forest Folk Club

12.  Julie Byrne at Manchester Halle St Peter's     


Alisdair Whyte