The Best 6 Albums of November 2023

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November 2023 has seen the release of a variety of music for listeners around the globe. As 2023 comes closer to its close, these are solid offerings to add to this year’s collection of music (and add more competition to the Grammys and other awards shows next year). From country to pop to hip-hop and more, here are the top six albums of November 2023 that you don’t want to miss, whatever genre you prefer.

Jungkook – ‘GOLDEN’

For fans of K-pop music, South Korean singer Jungkook (of BTS fame) released his debut solo album ‘GOLDEN’ on November 3. While he performed three solo songs as part of BTS’s discography, this will be the official start of the 26-year-old’s solo music career. The album was released through the South Korean record label Big Hit Music, the same label that BTS works with.

Cold War Kids – ‘Cold War Kids’

American indie rock band Cold War Kids released their self-titled tenth studio album on November 3. This California-based band has gone through a variety of changes to its musical style over the 19 years since it was founded, and the new self-titled album is a chance for old fans to experience a new sound or for new listeners to check out this band for the first time. The band is expected to tour to promote the album in 2024.

Chris Stapleton – ‘Higher’

Country singer Chris Stapleton released his fifth studio album, ‘Higher,’ on November 10.

Stapleton has been named Male Vocalist of the Year by the CMT Music Awards in six out of the last eight years and is one of the most renowned singers in country music and music in general. ‘Higher’ was created by Stapleton in conjunction with producer Dave Cobb and Stapleton’s wife Morgane.

Plain White T’s – ‘Plain White T’s’

Plain White T’s, the American pop-punk band, released their ninth studio album, ‘Plain White T’s ,’ on November 17. The album is a return to the band’s roots, with a sound that is reminiscent of their early albums. The album features 13 tracks, including the six singles the band released throughout this year prior to the album.

Busta Rhymes – ‘Blockbusta’

In rap music, artist Busta Rhymes released his eleventh studio album ‘Blockbusta’ on November 24. The 19-track album features performances from a variety of artists, including Quavo, Coi Leray, Young Thug, Chris Brown, and T-Pain. The album will be accompanied by the Blockbusta Tour, which will go across the United States starting in San Francisco and ending in Brooklyn, New York.

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Guts (secret tracks)’

On November 24, pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo released a follow-up to her September 2023 album ‘Guts’ titled ‘Guts (secret tracks).’ The original album featured 12 tracks, but the four limited edition color variants released each came with a separate 13th “secret track”. This new release is a four-track EP, released through Jack White’s Third Man Records, which includes the secret track from each variant for fans who weren’t able to purchase the limited edition color variants but still want the songs on vinyl.