5 Great Albums That Came Out in April 2023
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From Ariana DeBose’s viral performance at the BAFTAs in February to the Frank Ocean Coachella controversy just recently, 2023 has so far been a wild year in the world of music and entertainment.
The month of April has presented plenty of great music to add to the already impressive selection released in the first few months of the year, so read on below for five great albums that came out this month for your listening pleasure.
Sremm 4 Life – Rae Sremmurd
Rae Sremmurd is an American hip-hop duo originating from Tupelo, Mississippi, formed by brothers Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee. Their name is “Ear Drummers” spelled backward, which is a reference to EarDrummers Entertainment, the label of their producer Mike WiLL Made-It. They originally signed a record deal with the label in 2013.
On April 7 the duo released their fourth studio album, Sremm 4 Life. The album contains features from Young Thug and Future and includes the song “Torpedo” which already has over 10 million streams on Spotify.
Never Enough – Daniel Caesar
Canadian singer Daniel Caesar released his third studio album Never Enough on April 7th. The album featured performances from singers Omar Apollo and Ty Dolla $ign. Caesar produced the album in conjunction with his brother Zachary Simmonds as well as several other contributing producers.
Never Enough includes the singles “Do You Like Me?,” “Let Me Go,” “Valentina,” and “Unstoppable,” which were released previously over the last few months to help promote the release of the full album.
The Diamond Collection – Post Malone
Post Malone, born Austin Richard Post, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His father, who was a DJ in his youth, introduced Post to many different genres of music including hip-hop. Post Malone has gained acclaim for blending these genres and subgenres of hip-hop, pop, R&B, and trap together to form a unique sound.
Malone’s new album The Diamond Collection is actually exactly what the name suggests, a compilation of all of his songs that have been certified diamond by the RIAA. Post Malone now has eight certified diamond songs, more than any other artist in history.
72 Seasons – Metallica
Legendary rock band Metallica released their 11th studio album, 72 Seasons, on April 14th. Reviewers on Metacritic said the album was “a triumph” and a sign of the band “embracing their own legacy.” The whopping 77 minutes of listening time in this album isn’t for the faint of heart, and perfectly displays the band’s brand of creative, aggressive rock.
DRIVE – Tiësto
For fans of EDM, iconic DJ Tiësto released his seventh studio album, Drive, on April 21. The feature-packed album includes performances from A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Black Eyed Peas, Tate McRae, Charli XCX, and more. Tiësto has welcomed his first two children into the world since his last album in 2020, and fans are saying the lifestyle change must have impacted his songwriting as the lyrics on this album seem especially meaningful.