#1: 'the record'
Succeeding where other indie-rock supergroups have failed, boygenius' first full-length album 'the record ' skilfully elevates the individual talents of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus to powerful effect, not only delivering only one of the standout albums of 2023, but an instant classic that doesn't disappoint on the hype that followed from their 2018 debut EP.
If you're already a fan, don't miss out on securing the album on one of two limited edition colour vinyl formats, or, if you're discovering the group for the first time (jealous!) then we highly recommend watching "the film", a triptych of interconnected visuals for the tracks '$20', 'Emily I’m Sorry', and 'True Blue'; the perfect intro to both boygenius and our album of the year 2023.
Must hear tracks: 'Not Strong Enough', '$20', 'Cool About It' and 'True Blue'
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Shortlist - Best of 2023
Discover the Top 100 albums which made up this year's AOTY shortlist - featuring staff favourites, releases that have dominated the office stereo, and ones that have impacted us the most throughout what's been yet another phenomenal year for new music!
3D Country: Limited Edition Crystal Clear Vinyl LP
72 Seasons: Exclusive 'Never Mellow Yellow' Vinyl 2LP
- Lewis Capaldi
Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent: Exclusive Limited Pink Vinyl LP
- Foo Fighters
But Here We Are: Limited Edition White Vinyl LP
Cracker Island: Limited Edition Picture Disc LP
- Caroline Polachek
Desire, I Want To Turn Into You: Metallic Copper Vinyl LP
- The Arcs
Electrophonic Chronic: Limited Edition Crystal Clear Vinyl LP
Euphoric: Limited Amethyst Vinyl LP + Exclusive Signed Print
- Jimin (BTS)
False Lankum: Vinyl 2LP
- The National
First Two Pages Of Frankenstein: Limited Edition Red Vinyl LP
Food For Worms: Limited Edition Transparent Purple Vinyl LP
- The Murder Capital
Gigi's Recovery: Vinyl LP
- El Michels Affair & Black Thought
Glorious Game: Sky High Coloured Vinyl LP
- Gracie Abrams
Good Riddance (Deluxe): Clear Vinyl 2LP
- Jayda G
Guy: Exclusive Signed Recycled Vinyl LP
- PJ Harvey
I Inside the Old Year Dying: Vinyl LP
- The Japanese House
In the End It Always Does: Limited Edition Sunflower Yellow Vinyl LP
- Queens Of The Stone Age
In Times New Roman... Opaque Red 2lp..
Intercepted Message: Limited Edition Aqua Blue LP