Having finished our annual festive round-up of the best music of the year with our Top 50 Albums of 2023, Top 50 Songs of 2023 and Honorable Mentions 2023, we now hand it over to the BPM team to write their own personal reflections of the year that was.

The page is each writer’s own to do as they please – fill it with an essay, a list, a playlist or whatever else they might feel like.

Enjoy, and please have a great holiday season.


The Blur Known as 2023, by John Amen

Holiday Listening, by Ray Finlayson

20 Musical Moments of 2023, by Rob Hakimian

Kyle Kohner’s Top 20 Albums of 2023

Ten Unforgettable Songs From 2023, by Larry McClain

A Rather Hectic 2023, by Jasper Willems

Dreams and Bridges – a look back at 2023, by John Wohlmacher

The Years of Living Albumlessly, by Steve Forstneger

30 Echoes: Further Recommended Listening, by Joshua Pickard