The 7 Best Punk Rock Albums of 2023, What I Picked As My Favorite, and Why You Should Listen to Them All

Episode Summary:

In this gripping episode, Isaac Kuhlman takes us on a personal journey through his musical evolution, from his early influences in classic rock and grunge to his passionate discovery of punk music. He establishes the significance of punk in shaping his identity and provides an exclusive look into the top punk albums of 2023, sharing insights that resonate with both punk aficionados and newcomers to the genre.

Drawing from a diverse array of punk sub-genres, Isaac spotlights a mix of established bands and emerging artists that have defined the punk scene in 2023.

With a keen analytical eye, he dissects each album's distinct elements, showcases the creative songwriting, and praises the communal ethos embedded within the music.

The episode delves into the connection between the music and the listener's personal experience, making it relatable to a broader audience seeking authenticity in art.

  • Punk music has been a significant influence in shaping Isaac Kuhlman's musical taste, providing a sense of community, rebellion, and self-expression.
  • The top punk albums of 2023 range from well-known bands to indie groups, offering a fresh perspective on the punk genre.
  • Wicked Bears' album "Underwater" is Isaac's top punk album pick for 2023, admired for its dark humor, catchy pop elements, and relatability.
  • Isaac's album reviews are introspective, noting personal connections and experiences mirrored in the music.
  • Discussions of the albums include considerations of the artists' backgrounds, lyrical content, and the sociopolitical commentary embedded in the music.


Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

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Resources from this Episode:

Powered By Rock Best Albums of 2023 Spotify Playlist - ⁠⁠

Interview with Sam King from Codefendants about Debut Album This Is Crime Wave -



00:00 - Powered By Rock Podcast Made the List - Top Punk Albums of 2023 Intro

01:47 - Underwater by Wicked Bears

03:31 - Life Under The Gun by Militarie Gun

04:49 - This Is Crime Wave by Codefendants

07:18 - Trash Life by Fat Heaven

09:06 - One More Time by Blink-182

11:46 - Local Support by Rebuilder

13:17 - What You Stand to Lose by Mercy Music

14:40 - And The Powered By Rock choice for the Best Punk Album of 2023 is...

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