The 6 Best Albums Released in August 2023

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From Grammy award winners to TikTok stars, a variety of talented artists are bringing fresh sounds and unique perspectives to the table with new releases this month. Here are six of the most popular albums that were released in August 2023.

Jungle – ‘Volcano’

Jungle is an interesting electronic music project founded by producers Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland. The duo works together with a group of talented musicians in recordings and on tour to create music that they hope stands for itself more than their identity as founders of the group.

Jungle’s latest album, ‘Volcano,’ showcases the band’s ability to create music that is both catchy and thought-provoking. The album features a mix of upbeat songs and slower ballads, all of which showcase the band’s signature organic sound.

Addison Rae – ‘AR’

TikTok star Addison Rae has released her highly anticipated debut EP, ‘AR.’ The album features four songs and one bonus track for a short total runtime of 9 minutes and 42 seconds.

The new EP is a collection of previously leaked music that Rae had planned to release as her debut album, and it features collaborations with well-known artists such as Charli XCX, Benny Blanco, and Billy Steinberg. Critics have praised the EP for its catchy pop-infused electronic elements and good hooks.

Hozier – ‘Unreal Unearth’

Singer-songwriter Hozier’s latest album, ‘Unreal Unearth,’ is a beautiful third addition to his already beloved growing catalog of music.

The album features sparse instrumentation, allowing Hozier’s voice and impressive vocal range to take center stage, especially on the title track. With its poetic lyrics and an ethereal sound that’s a bit different from Hozier’s previous albums, ‘Unreal Unearth’ is a must-listen for fans of the popular Irish singer-songwriter.

Jon Batiste – ‘World Music Radio’

Jon Batiste’s latest album, ‘World Music Radio,’ is a celebration of the rich musical traditions of his hometown, New Orleans. The album features an exciting mix of jazz, blues, and funk tracks, all of which showcase Batiste’s incredible talent as a pianist and bandleader. Jon Batiste is one of the most dynamic and talented musicians out there, both instrumentally and vocally, so it’s exciting to see him bringing his cultural music to the forefront.

Quavo – ‘Rocket Power’

Rapper Quavo’s latest release, ‘Rocket Power’, is a high-energy album that showcases the rapper’s signature flow and clever wordplay. The album notably features two performances from Takeoff, Quavo’s nephew and former partner in the rap group Migos, who was murdered in November of last year. Fans of rap and hip-hop music will love Quavo’s newest offering as well as the posthumous release of more music from Takeoff.

Asking Alexandria – ‘Where Do We Go from Here?’

British rock band Asking Alexandria released their eighth studio album, ‘Where Do We Go from Here?’, on August 25. Asking Alexandria has always prided itself on changing its style from album to album, and the newest one is another testament to the band’s ability to evolve and experiment with their sound. ‘Where Do We Go from Here?’ features a mix of heavy metalcore tracks and more radio-friendly songs, all of which showcase the band’s incredible instrumental talent and songwriting ability.