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F3ynman's Top 50 Most Frequently Listened-to Albums Of 2023


Merry Christmas, my fellow metalheads!

I present to you my top 50 most frequently listened-to albums of the year 2023, ordered by number of full listens.

In other words, here are the albums that I've been most obsessively addicted to over the past year!

Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

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Last year's edition: F3ynman's Top 50 Most Frequently Listened-to Albums Of 2022


Created by: F3ynman | 24.12.2023



1. Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
2000 stoner, UK
2. Japanische Kampfhörspiele - Welt Ohne Werbung
2014 grindcore, Germany
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
1994 sludge, USA
4. Necrovation - Storm The Void / Starving Grave
2023 death, Sweden
5. Vitriolic Sage - 梦路
2023 black, China
6. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
2006 funeral doom, Germany
7. Kypck - Ниже
2011 doom, Finland
8. Nocte Obducta - Galgendämmerung - Von Nebel, Blut Und Totgeburten
2002 black, Germany
9. Slugdge - Gastronomicon
2014 sludge, UK
10. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
1990 thrash, USA
11. Ciemra - The Tread Of Darkness
2023 melodic black, Belarus
12. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
1996 death doom, Sweden
13. Kypck - Черно
2008 doom, Finland
14. Porta Nigra - Kaiserschnitt
2015 avant-garde, Germany
15. Burzum - Filosofem
1996 black, Norway
16. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - PetroDragonic Apocalypse; Or, Dawn Of Eternal Night: An Annihilation Of Planet Earth And The Beginning Of Merciless Damnation
2023 stoner, Australia
17. Moonspell - Under Satanæ
2007 gothic black, Portugal
18. Virgin Black - Sombre Romantic
2001 gothic doom, Australia
19. Melechesh - Sphynx
2003 melodic black / folk, Israel
20. Slayer - Reign In Blood
1986 thrash, USA
21. Cobalt - Eater Of Birds
2007 black, USA
22. Funeral Mist - Hekatomb
2018 black, Sweden
23. Lord Belial - Enter The Moonlight Gate
1997 melodic black, Sweden
24. Warcrab - The Howling Silence
2023 sludge, UK
25. Dryad - The Abyssal Plain
2023 death, USA
26. Altari - Kr​ö​flueldar
2023 avant-garde, Iceland
27. Asphyx - Necroceros
2021 death, The Netherlands
28. Angrrsth - W Czeluść
2022 black, Poland
29. Burzum - Burzum
1992 black, Norway
30. Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
1993 melodic black, Sweden
31. High On Fire - Death Is This Communion
2007 sludge, USA
32. Neurosis - Enemy Of The Sun
1993 sludge, USA
33. 71TONMAN - Of End Times
2023 sludge, Poland
34. Melechesh - Emissaries
2006 melodic black / folk, Israel
35. Vektor - Black Future
2009 progressive thrash, USA
36. Fires In The Distance - Air Not Meant For Us
2023 death doom, USA
37. Terminalist - The Crisis As Condition
2023 progressive thrash, Denmark
38. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
1994 melodic death, Finland
39. Kyuss - Kyuss
1994 stoner, USA
40. Virgin Black - Elegant... And Dying
2003 gothic doom, Australia
41. Diabolical Masquerade - Death's Design
2001 avant-garde, Sweden
42. Vektor - Terminal Redux
2016 progressive thrash, USA
43. Kadaverficker - Superkiller (A Musical Journey Between Life And Death)
2023 gothic, Germany
44. Acherontas - Vamachara
2011 black, Greece
45. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
1995 melodic black, Sweden
46. Nocte Obducta - Lethe - Gottverreckte Finsternis
1999 black, Germany
47. High On Fire - The Art Of Self Defense
2000 stoner, USA
48. Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness
2002 black, Norway
49. Japanische Kampfhörspiele - Kaputte Nackte Affen
2011 grindcore, Germany
50. Sulphur Aeon - Seven Crowns And Seven Seals
2023 death, Germany



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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Comments: 13   Visited by: 114 users
24.12.2023 - 08:42
F3ynman
Nocturnal Bro
Contributor
Some statistics for these 50 albums:

Statistics:
Countries:
USA = 13
Germany = 8
Sweden = 7
Australia = 3
UK = 3
Norway = 3
Finland = 3
Israel = 2
Poland = 2
Greece = 1
The Netherlands = 1
Denmark = 1
Belarus = 1
Iceland = 1
Portugal = 1
Years:
1970-1979: 0
1980 - 1989: 1
1990 - 1999: 12
2000 - 2009: 15
2010 - 2019: 8
2020 - 2023: 14
Genres:
Black & Folk = 17
Doom & Stoner = 11
Sludge = 6
Thrash = 5
Death = 5
Avant-garde = 3
Grindcore = 2
Gothic = 1

Conclusions:
I still get a large portion of my metal dosage from the US and Sweden. But, this year, I also delved more into music made in my home country of Germany. Similarly, while metal from the ‘90s remains a large source of entertainment for me, I've also focused more on exploring music from the early 2000s. Reviewing new albums and preparing for the MS Awards has also led to about a quarter of these top 50 albums being from 2023. In regards to my genre preference, the previous domination of death and black has given way to a clear favoring of black metal. I've also continued to enjoy more doom, stoner, sludge, and grindcore offerings. Traditional heavy metal is, in fact, nowhere to be found.
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24.12.2023 - 08:56
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Cool , now write getting into article about all albums.
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I stand whit Ukraine and Israel. They have right to defend own citizens.

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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24.12.2023 - 09:17
poring dark
I am touched to see Rust in Peace on #10.
If you don’t mind the question, how often did you listen to the first and the last album on this list?
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24.12.2023 - 09:43
F3ynman
Nocturnal Bro
Contributor
Written by Bad English on 24.12.2023 at 08:56

Cool , now write getting into article about all albums.

Patience, my friend! I'm indeed planning on writing a sequel to my "My Metal Journey So Far" article in June, which will feature many of these albums here too!
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24.12.2023 - 09:44
F3ynman
Nocturnal Bro
Contributor
Written by poring dark on 24.12.2023 at 09:17

I am touched to see Rust in Peace on #10.
If you don’t mind the question, how often did you listen to the first and the last album on this list?

Good question! First place got 17 full listens. Last place got 5 full listens.
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24.12.2023 - 19:01
poring dark
Written by F3ynman on 24.12.2023 at 09:44

Written by poring dark on 24.12.2023 at 09:17

I am touched to see Rust in Peace on #10.
If you don’t mind the question, how often did you listen to the first and the last album on this list?

Good question! First place got 17 full listens. Last place got 5 full listens.


Thank you!
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24.12.2023 - 21:50
Redel
Moderator
Wow, did you really keep track of your listening behavior in such a detail over the entire year that you are able to name the exact number of times you have spun all these albums?! Or does the log of your media player do that for you?
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24.12.2023 - 23:38
F3ynman
Nocturnal Bro
Contributor
Written by Redel on 24.12.2023 at 21:50

Wow, did you really keep track of your listening behavior in such a detail over the entire year that you are able to name the exact number of times you have spun all these albums?! Or does the log of your media player do that for you?

Yup. Kept track of it myself
I only kept track of albums if I thought I'd listen to them at least more than once. I'd share the full list, but it's kinda long, as you may imagine.

Ah I have an idea, here I've pasted it in a Google doc, let's see if the link works: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n0Qo3oEH5gw088OMULbnMQ6Eam5DsmvQ2Ill3Fj3-a4/edit?usp=drivesdk
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25.12.2023 - 14:02
Redel
Moderator
Written by F3ynman on 24.12.2023 at 23:38

the full list

Incredible! And I thought these kind of things only people from my generation or older would still do manually -- or bother with doing at all -- nowadays.
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26.12.2023 - 02:20
24emd
Theory Snob
Good idea for end of year list, to put in favourites released this year as well as new discoveries from past years/old revisits. I might make a list like this.
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"I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense." - Proverbs 30:2
"Music? Well, it's just entertainment, folks!" - Devin Townsend

Best 2024 Albums
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26.12.2023 - 23:35
Acid Bath top-3? I wonder what your psychologist would say that you got good taste little psychopath
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30.12.2023 - 05:14
tintinb
Written by F3ynman on 24.12.2023 at 23:38

Written by Redel on 24.12.2023 at 21:50

Wow, did you really keep track of your listening behavior in such a detail over the entire year that you are able to name the exact number of times you have spun all these albums?! Or does the log of your media player do that for you?

Yup. Kept track of it myself
I only kept track of albums if I thought I'd listen to them at least more than once. I'd share the full list, but it's kinda long, as you may imagine.

Ah I have an idea, here I've pasted it in a Google doc, let's see if the link works: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n0Qo3oEH5gw088OMULbnMQ6Eam5DsmvQ2Ill3Fj3-a4/edit?usp=drivesdk

Your list is inspiring man.
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Leeches everywhere.
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31.12.2023 - 23:18
Qualeen
It's a lovely mix of old and new, brother (Lord Belial never dies, Megadeth never deths )

I see you've enjoyed the new Sulphur Aeon too, I don't think I've heard about it from you before. I like that band a lot and so the new album too
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So imminently visible - this cloaked innocent guilt
Sentenced to a lifetime, a second of structured chaos
Trampled by the ferocious, raging crowds of solitude
I'm the soil beneath me soaking up the sustenance of my own death.
[Meshuggah]
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