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October 2023 has been a month filled with anticipated music releases from big-name artists, and we’ve put together a list of six must-listen albums you need to check out. From hip-hop and club music to pop and alternative rock, this month’s lineup offers a diverse range of genres and styles. Here are six of the best albums released in October 2023.
Rick Astley – ‘Are We There Yet?’
Iconic pop and soul singer Rick Astley released his ninth studio album, ‘Are We There Yet,’ on October 6. Even 35 years later, Astley is best known for his 1988 debut single “Never Gonna Give You Up,” which has become a cultural staple for millennials and Gen Z. Although his career may have peaked early, Astley is still putting out great music, and ‘Are We There Yet’ debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart.
Drake – ‘FOR ALL THE DOGS’
For fans of hip-hop music, Canadian rapper and singer Drake released his album ‘FOR ALL THE DOGS’ on October 6. ‘FOR ALL THE DOGS’ is Drake’s eighth solo studio album, and it features collaborations with a variety of other big names in hip-hop, including 21 Savage, Bad Bunny, and J. Cole.
Drake is one of the best-selling and most award-winning music artists in the world and impressively holds the Billboard records for the most top 10 singles, the most simultaneously charted songs in one week, the most Hot 100 debuts in one week, most charted songs, and the most continuous time on the Hot 100.
Pitbull – ‘Trackhouse’
October 6 was clearly a big day for music releases, as popular Latin rapper Pitbull released his twelfth studio album, ‘Trackhouse,’ on the same day. The album features verses from big names in dance music like T-Pain, Lil Jon, and Elvis Crespo, as well as surprising collabs like the final track ‘Can’t Stop Us Now’ with country singer Zac Brown.
Troye Sivan – ‘Something To Give Each Other’
On October 13, Australian pop singer and actor Troye Sivan released his album ‘Something To Give Each Other.’ This album was Sivan’s third, the first since his 2018 album ‘Bloom.’ So far, the songs ‘Rush’ and ‘One of Your Girls’ have both charted on the Billboard Top 100, marking another successful album for the 28-year-old star.
blink-182 – ‘One More Time…’
For a group with a significantly larger catalog of music, alternative rock band blink-182 released their ninth studio album on October 20. The band was originally formed in 1992 and, though they went on a brief hiatus from 2005-2009, they’re one of the few great 90s rock bands still putting out new music. The pop-punk band has sold over 50 million albums, and ‘One More Time…’ is sure to add a good chunk to that.
Duran Duran – ‘Danse Macabre’
An even older band that’s still putting out great music is Duran Duran, who released their whopping 16th studio album on October 27. ‘Danse Macabre’ is a Halloween-themed album, produced just in time for the season, and it includes several new Duran Duran songs as well as some reimagined versions of their older songs and even a few covers.