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Popcast (Deluxe): Our Favorite Albums of the Year So Far


This week’s episode of Popcast (Deluxe), the weekly culture roundup show on YouTube hosted by Jon Caramanica and Joe Coscarelli, includes segments on their favorite albums of 2023 so far:

  • 100 gecs, “10,000 gecs” — the pounding second album from the everything-core duo

  • Skrillex, “Quest for Fire”/“Don’t Get Too Close” — a comeback pair of albums from the big-tent dubstep pioneer

  • Young Nudy, “Gumbo” — a collection of slinky and slurry rhymes from the Atlanta rap underdog

  • Peso Pluma, “Génesis” — the new album from the breakout star of the new wave of corridos tumbados

  • Veeze, “Ganger” — a new album of off-kilter rhymes from one of Detroit’s rising rap stars

  • Asake, “Work of Art” — the second studio album from one of the most inventive and emotive Nigerian singers

  • J Hus, “Beautiful and Brutal Yard” — the third studio album from one of England’s most inventive rappers

  • Ice Spice, “Like..?” — the debut EP from the Bronx rapper specializing in crossover drill

  • Bb trickz, “Trickstar” — a new EP from Spain’s answer to Ice Spice

  • Bailey Zimmerman, “Religiously. The Album.” — the debut album from the brightest new star in mainstream country music

  • Bar Italia, “Tracey Demin” — the third album from the British alternative rock band


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