The 9 Best Rock Songs, Best Rock Artists & Biggest Rock Comeback of 2023

In this riveting episode of the Powered By Rock Podcast, Isaac Kuhlman dives deep into the ever-evolving landscape of rock music, showcasing the best that 2023 had to offer.

This episode is a goldmine for rock music aficionados seeking fresh tunes and for those lamenting the supposed "good old days" when music was at its peak.

Kuhlman meticulously dissects the top songs, breakout artists, and comeback stories that left a mark on the music industry in 2023.

Isaac kicks off the episode by shining the spotlight on new artists such as Magazine Beach and their captivating album "Constant Springtime."

He navigates us through the soundscapes of diverse genres, from punk to power pop, heralding the emergence of bands like the Codefendants and Grave Secrets.

Reflecting on the genre's greatest comebacks, he praises the monumental returns of bands like Portugal. The Man, Diesel Boy, and Blink 182, whose resilience and creativity left fans in awe.

With a balanced blend of nostalgia and novelty, the episode creates a vivid collage of rock music's recent innovations and blasts from the past.

The episode is packed with commentary on musical masterpieces, discussions of the deeper meanings behind the lyrics, and personal anecdotes that highlight the interplay between music and life.

From the energetic riff of "Quarter Life Crisis" by Fat Heaven to the reflective "One More Time" by Blink 182, Kuhlman's selection encompasses the full emotional spectrum.

Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠


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Powered By Rock Best Albums of 2023 Spotify Playlist - ⁠⁠⁠⁠



00:00 - Powered By Rock Podcast Made the List - Best Rock Songs and Artists of 2023 Intro

00:47 - Best New Rock Artists of 2023 - Magazine Beach, Codefendants, Militarie Gun, Grave Secrets

03:38 - Breakthrough Rock Artists of 2023 - Fat Heaven, Mercy Music, Militarie Gun, Hot Mulligan, Wicked Bears

05:15 - Best Rock Comebacks of 2023 - Portugal. The Man, Diesel Boy, The Hives, Foo Fighters, Blink-182

12:17 - The 9 Best Rock Songs of 2023

12:45 - "Soothe" by Decent Criminal

13:43 - "Waterboy" by Pure Sport

15:29 - "Lucky" by Wicked Bears

16:07 - "Suicide by Pigs" by Codefendants

17:36 - "Quarter Life Crisis" by Fat Heaven

18:18 - "Mood Ring" by Grave Secrets

19:16 - "Countdown to Shutdown" by The Hives

20:10 - "Suddenly" by Mercy Music

21:12 - "Nootmare (K.I.L.L.I.n.G.) [Meow!]" by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

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