July has flown by, and there has been so much new music, I don’t think I’ve caught up (and I’m still listening to Tribez. nonstop). I love you, summertime. Here are my favorite albums (new and old) from July 2023.
This is the 9th album from this band and the first one that I’ve really dug into. I think I need to go back and listen to more.
Portugal. The Man has been my soundtrack for July.
I love what I’ve heard of Nick Drake, but I confess that I’m not that familiar with his catalog. This amazing compilation, “a collection of 32 of the musician’s most essential catalog entries reimagined by various artists” has blown me away.
The latest from one of my favorite dance artists does not disappoint. Non-stop energy.
New-to-me artist. A producer, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist (similar in some ways to Black Milk, who is also on this list). Great vibe on this.
The latest in the Jazz is Dead series features the Nigerian jazz and afrobeat legend, Tony Allen. Check out this list of Tony Allen: 5 Essential Albums for more:
One of the best and most underrated MC/producers is finally back after a long hiatus. Sounding better than ever.
Other albums that found their way to me (and stayed) this month: