100 Greatest Albums of 2023

Criteria: These music albums from the year 2023 were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. Guts
Olivia Rodrigo
2. The Record
3. Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
Lana Del Rey
4. Zach Bryan
Zach Bryan
5. This is Why

6. One Thing at a Time
Morgan Wallen
7. Desire, I Want to Turn Into You
Caroline Polachek
8. Endless Summer Vacation
Miley Cyrus
9. Javelin
Sufjan Stevens
10. 1989 (Taylor's Version)
Taylor Swift
11. Utopia
Travis Scott
12. Jaguar II
Victoria Monét
13. Scaring the Hoes
JPEGMAFIA and Danny Brown
14. But Here We Are
Foo Fighters
15. The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We
16. Rat Saw God
17. Red Moon in Venus
Kali Uchis
18. One More Time
19. Mañana Será Bonito
Karol G
20. Gettin' Old
Luke Combs
21. For All the Dogs
22. Maps
Billy Woods & Kenny Segal
23. I Told Them
Burna Boy
24. New Blue Sun
Andre 3000
25. Speak Now (Taylor's Version)
Taylor Swift
26. Scarlet
Doja Cat
27. Weathervanes
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
28. The Age of Pleasure
Janelle Monáe
29. I Inside the Old Year Dying
PJ Harvey
30. Nostalgia
Rod Wave
31. Michael
Killer Mike
32. Life Under the Gun
Militarie Gun
33. Let's Start Here
Lil Yachty
34. Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love?
Kara Jackson
35. My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross
Anonhi and the Johnsons
36. Joni Mitchell at Newport
Joni Mitchell
37. Memento Mori
Depeche Mode
38. World Music Radio
Jon Batiste
39. The Window
40. 72 Seasons
41. Raven
42. Pink Tape
Lil Uzi Vert
43. 10,000 Gecs
100 Gecs
44. i/o
Peter Gabriel
45. Rustlin' in the Rain
Tyler Childers
46. Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana
Bad Bunny
47. Pink Friday 2
Nicki Minaj
48. Something To Give Each Other
Troye Sivan
49. Destiny
DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ
50. The Greater Wings
Julie Byrne
51. Sundial
52. City of Gold
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
53. Shadow Kingdom
Bob Dylan
54. Chemistry
Kelly Clarkson
55. Fountain Baby
56. Beloved! Paradise! Jazz!?
McKinley Dixon
57. The Ballad of Darren
58. Fly or Die Fly or Die Fly or Die (World War)
Jaimie Branch
59. Lucky for You
60. That! Feels Good!
Jessie Ware
61. False Lankum
62. Black Rainbows
Corinne Bailey Rae
63. In Times New Roman
Queens of the Stone Age
64. Nothing's Gonna Stand In My Way Again
Lydia Loveless
65. Bewitched
66. Cousin
67. Lahai
68. Fuse
Everything But the Girl
69. Everything is Alive
70. This Stupid World
Yo La Tengo
71. First Two Pages of Frankenstein
The National
72. The Returner
Allison Russell
73. Hackney Diamonds
The Rolling Stones
74. Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)
Yves Tumor
75. Cartwheel
Hotline TNT
76. The Lamb as Effigy
77. Strays
Margo Price
78. Subtract
Ed Sheeran
79. The Loveliest Time
Carly Rae Jepsen
80. Cracker Island
81. After the Magic
82. Playing Robots into Heaven
James Blake
83. You're the One
Rhiannon Giddens
84. O Monolith
85. Radical Romantics
Fever Ray
86. The Enduring Spirit
Tomb Mold
87. 5-Star
Stray Kids
88. Wait Til I Get Over
Durand Jones
89. We Buy Diabetic Test Strips
Armand Hammer
90. Tension
Kylie Minogue
91. Átta
Sigur Rós
92. The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess
Chappell Roan
93. Crazymad, for Me
94. No Highs
Tim Hecker
95. Gigi's Recovery
The Murder Capital
96. Multitudes
97. 3D Country
98. Bird Machine
99. Celebrants
Nickel Creek
100. Unreal Unearth
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