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The Best-Selling Albums of 2023 So Far

From trending titles to genre gems, these are the best albums of the year so far.

It’s only July, but 2023 has already bestowed us with fantastic new music from Lana Del Ray, Gorillaz, Obituary, and many outstanding artists. To get a grip on just how good 2023 has been so far, Discogs rounded up the best albums, according to collectors who have come here to find their new favorite records.

This is a list of the top-selling albums released in 2023 that were purchased and paid for on Discogs. For each album, we selected an affordable vinyl version that was trending amongst fellow fans. The cut-off date was June, so you won’t see any new titles that just dropped.

Below the best albums of the year, we also highlighted popular records in some of the hottest musical genres right now and coveted vinyl reissues that dropped in 2023.

25 Best-Selling Albums of 2023 So Far

#1

Did You Know …

Lana Del Rey

2023

Lana Del Rey took an improvisational approach to her newest albums, recording many lyrics on her phone as they came to her mind. Collectors on Discogs were keen on this version that boasted alternative album art and green vinyl.

Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
Lana Del Rey
2023
Indie Pop, Baroque Pop
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Green, Alternative Artwork
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#2

Memento Mori

Depeche Mode

2023

The classic synth-pop band explores crushing emotions and themes of mortality with Memento Mori, which was influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and the unexpected death of founding member Andy Fletcher in 2022.

Memento Mori
Depeche Mode
2023
Synth-pop, Alternative Rock
2 x LP, Translucent Red Vinyl, 180g
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#3

72 Seasons

Metallica

2023

Metallica returned after six years with 72 Seasons, which represents the number of seasons that we experience in the first 18 years of our lives “that form our true or false selves.”

72 Seasons
Metallica
2023
Heavy Metal, Thrash
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Violet
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#4

Cracker Island

Gorillaz

2023

Bad Bunny, Beck, Stevie Nicks, Tame Impala, Thundercat, and more big names make appearances on Cracker Island, which had fans seeking out this cool zoetrope picture disc showcasing the virtual band members.

Cracker Island
Gorillaz
2023
Electronic, Hip Hop, Alternative Rock, Pop
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Numbered, Picture Disc, Zoetrope
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#5

Dying Of Everything

Obituary

2023

Obituary are death metal pioneers and the band continues to explore the darkest depths of the style with the same intensity that they did in the 1980s and ’90s.

Dying Of Everything
Obituary
2023
Death Metal
Vinyl, Album, Orange Krush
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#6

The Record
boygenius
2023
Indie Rock, Soft Rock
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Blue
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#7

This Is Why
Paramore
2023
Pop Punk, Alternative Rock
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
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#8

In Times New Roman…
Queens Of The Stone Age
2023
Stoner Rock, Alternative Rock
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Green
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#9

Portals
Melanie Martinez
2023
Alt-Pop
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Bloodshot
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#10

First Two Pages of Frankenstein
The National
2023
Indie Rock
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Red
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#11

Take Me Back To Eden
Sleep Token
2023
Progressive Metal
Vinyl, Album, Glow in the Dark
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#12

#13

This Stupid World
Yo La Tengo
2023
Indie Rock
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Blue
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#14

Rush!
Måneskin
2023
Pop Rock
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, White
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#15

Red Moon In Venus
Kali Uchis
2023
Contemporary R&B, Neo Soul, Psychedelic, Funk
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Red
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#16

Aurora
Daisy Jones & The Six
2023
Stage & Screen, Classic Rock
Vinyl, Album
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#17

Does Spring Hide Its Joy
Kali Malone
2023
Contemporary Classical
3 x Vinyl Album
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#18

#19

Every Loser
Iggy Pop
2023
Punk, Alternative Rock,
Vinyl, Album, Blood Red
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#20

Glorious Game
El Michels Affair & Black Thought
2023
Hip Hop, Soul, Funk
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Blue
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#21

ID.Entity
Riverside
2023
Prog Rock, Alternative Rock
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Orange, 180g
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#22

Cuts & Bruises
Inhaler (12)
2023
Indie Rock
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, White
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#23

Trustfall
P!NK
2023
Pop
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Hot Pink
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#24

UK Grim
Sleaford Mods
2023
Post-Punk
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Silver
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#25

Rat Saw God
Wednesday
2023
Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Shoegaze
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Purple
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Best-Selling 2023 Albums by Popular Styles

Hip-Hop

Maps
Billy Woods & Kenny Segal
2023
Hip-Hop, Conscious
Vinyl, Album, Orange
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R&B

The Age Of Pleasure
Janelle Monáe
2023
Contemporary R&B
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Orange Crush
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Alt-Pop

Radical Romantics
Fever Ray
2023
Alt-Pop, Experimental
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Red
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Neo Soul

Sundown
Eddie Chacon
2023
Neo Soul
Vinyl, Album
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Ambient

Travel
The Necks
2023
Ambient, Experimental, Post Rock
Vinyl, Album
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Techno

Optical Delusion
Orbital
2023
Electronic, Techno
Vinyl, Album
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Jazz

Dub

Ziggy Stardub
Easy Star All-Stars
2023
Dub, Reggae-Pop
Vinyl, Album, Blue Translucent
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Post-Punk

Food For Worms
Shame
2023
Post-Punk
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Purple Transparent
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Psychedelic

Aşk
Altın Gün
2023
Psychedelic, Folk, Funk
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Ghostly Orange
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Samba

Curyman
Rogê
2023
Samba, MPB, Funk
Vinyl, Album, Crystal Clear
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Country

Queen Of Me
Shania Twain
2023
Country, Pop
Vinyl, Album
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Best-Selling Reissues of 2023

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