- Words Rosie Byers
As we hit halfway through 2023 (yes, really), look back on the most memorable albums of the year so far.
'Endless Summer Vacation' by Miley Cyrus
From fierce looks to iconic artwork and videos, Miley’s Endless Summer Vacation served post-divorce diva with a big gold bow on top.
'SCARING THE HOES' by Danny Brown and JPEGMAFIA
Two pioneering forces in rap partnered on one of the most memorable records of the past few years, packed with skilful flows, intense moments and experimental sounds.
'Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd' by Lana Del Ray
A master in crafting atmosphere, intimacy and a transcendant story, Lana’s ninth album saw her stripped-back but at her best.
'Raven' by Kelela
Both intricate and refined, Kelela’s highly anticipated second studio album cemented her place at the top.
'Like..?' by Ice Spice
Technically an EP, but an essential inclusion for 2023, Ice Spice arrived with one of the most impactful debuts in a long time.
'Fuse' by Everything But the Girl
Returning with their 11th album and first since 1999, Everything But The Girl showed us everything we’ve been missing and more.
'Desire, I Want to Turn Into You' by Caroline Polachek
Cathartic, expansive and entirely unique, Caroline’s second solo album proved her status as a progressive pop visionary.
'This Is Why' by Paramore
Another triumphant return for 2023, Paramore’s sixth studio album (and their first first in six years) felt in equal parts nostalgic and forward thinking.
'Fountain Baby' by Amaarae
Amaarae’s second no skips album showcased her musical skill and versatility, propelling her into an even brighter spotlight on an international stage.
'the record' by boygenius
One of the most talked about collabs of the year, and everything we needed for a soft summer.
'That! Feels Good!' by Jessie Ware
That feels good! A high camp, feel-good record, Jessie's fifth studio album saw the artist at her best.
'KAYTRAMINÉ' by Aminé and KAYTRANADA
Who were we before KAYTRAMINÉ? Another iconic collab full of dance floor fillers to last all summer long.