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May 2023 has been a great month for music lovers. With so many new albums released this month, it can be difficult to keep track of them all, so here are our top picks for the six best albums that came out in May 2023.
Subtract – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran’s latest album Subtract features 14 tracks that showcase Sheeran’s incredible songwriting skills. The album is Sheeran’s trademark mix of pop and folk music and features production by The National’s Aaron Dessner. The album was preceded by promotional singles “Life Goes On,” “Boat,” and “Eyes Closed,” the first of which was also released as a bonus version featuring Luke Combs.
The Album – Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers are back again with their latest album, simply titled The Album. The album has been described as “shimmering soft rock” and “accessible pop rock” and seems to be broadly considered a solid addition to the brothers’ line-up of music. The Album was released on May 12th and was produced by Jon Bellion.
Where the Light Goes – Matchbox Twenty
Matchbox Twenty’s latest album Where the Light Goes is a must-listen for any fan of ‘90s and early 2000s rock music. Where the Light Goes, the band’s first album in 11 years, was released on May 26th and is a product of the time the group spent away from touring due to COVID-19’s postponement of their 2020 tour.
Almost Healed – Lil Durk
For fans of rap music, Lil Durk’s latest album Almost Healed was also released on May 26th. The 21-track album showcases a wide range of rap and hip-hop styles and features fantastic collaborations with well-known artists including 21 Savage, Future, J. Cole, Alicia Keys, and Kodak Black. Lil Durk, who is signed to Def Jam Recordings, is a very prolific artist and has already released eight full-length studio albums since his debut in 2015.
Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent – Lewis Capaldi
Lewis Capaldi’s soulful voice has propelled him to be one of the most well-known pop singers of the last few years, and his second studio album, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent, was released on May 19th. This singer, who has been called “The Boy Adele,” stated that the songs he wanted to write for the album were about love and emotional loss. The album comes right on the heels of Capaldi’s Netflix documentary Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now, which was released on March 16th.
I Love You, I’m Trying – Grandson
Canadian singer-songwriter Grandson’s latest album I Love You, I’m Trying will likely be a huge hit for any fan of alternative rock music. The album, released on May 5th, is the artist’s second album with the record label Fueled By Ramen. Releasing a second album can be a daunting prospect for any artist who had a successful first one, but so far the new album seems to live up to Grandson’s growing reputation in the rock music space.