My 10 Favorite Albums of 2023, So Far…

Olivia England, Staff Writer

As we approach the halfway point of 2023, I would like to highlight my 10 favorite albums released thus far this year. 


By Kelela

Released: February 10

Genre: Electronic R&B

Highlight: “Contact”

Kelela’s sophomore album honors the Black Queer community with lush dance songs.


This Is Why 

By Paramore

Released: February 10 

Genre: Pop Punk

Highlight: “The News”

After six long years of waiting, Paramore releases its sixth studio album. Similar to previous projects, the band continues to expand its sound and dabble in new realms of the pop-punk genre.  


Red Moon In Venus

By Kali Uchis

Released: March 3

Genre: Contemporary R&B

Highlight: “I Wish you Roses”

“Red Moon In Venus” is a collection of luxurious love songs accompanied by Kali Uchis’s smooth vocals. 


Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)

By Yves Tumor

Released: March 17

Genre: Neo-Psychedelia

Highlight: “Heaven Surrounds Us Like A Hood”

With their fifth studio album, Yves Tumor has created a sonically vivid album, and quite possibly the most creative of the year. 


Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd

By Lana Del Rey

Released: March 24

Genre: Art Pop

Highlight: “A&W”

On her ninth album, Lana Del Rey has created her most personal and observant songs. 


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By boygenius

Released: March 31

Genre: Indie Rock

Highlight: “Not Strong Enough”

the record is a spectacular debut album for the group, and one can only hope they will continue expanding the boygenius discography. A detailed review of this project can be found here!


All of This Will End

By Indigo De Souza

Released: April 28

Genre: Indie Rock

Highlight: “Smog”

With earnest lyricism, Indigo De Souza’s third record deals with topics of growth, heartbreak, and yearning.


That! Feels Good!

By Jessie Ware

Released: April 28

Genre: Disco, Dance Pop

Highlight: “Pearls”

Jessie Ware returns with a sparkly, bright dance-pop album reminiscent of the disco floor.


The Sun

By Joseph

Released: April 28

Genre: Pop Folk

Highlight: “Kicking Up The Light”

The sister trio brings fun, bright indie pop songs on their fourth album.


Ends & Begins

By Labrinth

Released: April 28

Genre: Alternative R&B

Highlight: “Covering”

Cut way too short, Labrinth’s 28-minute LP features ten moody, futuristic electronic tracks.