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RSD '23 Genres: POP

HELLO AGAIN to the disassembling of the 2023 Record Store Day list! I’m Rocky, the local genre-sorting professional. New to RSD? Missed the pre-order wishlist? Got a hole burning in your pocket? Don’t know what you’d like? NEVER FEAR, for I am here to point you towards your favourite genres and your to-become-favourite artists. LET’S GO!


Laufey - “Valentine”

bedroom pop, lo-fi, jazz


Sarah Kinsley - “The King/Cypress”

alternative pop


Norah Jones - “Little Broken Hearts: Live at Allaire Studios”

live performance - singer-songwriter, jazz, folk, pop

Post Malone - “Waiting For Never”/”Hateful”

hip hop, cloud rap, pop


The Cranberries - “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”

pop, alternative rock

And, of course, artists like Taylor Swift, Arlie, and Bastille are additionally on the pop list, but we covered ‘em already in the indie + alternative blog! See who else is on the list of pop artists below!

Arlie - “Wait”

indie pop, indie rock

Bastille - “Bastille: MTV Unplugged – Live in London”

live recording - alternative indietronica, pop

Frou Frou - “Off Cuts”

pop, EDM

Taylor Swift - “folklore: the long pond studio sessions”

indie folk, alternative rock, electro-folk, chamber pop

London Grammar - “If You Wait (10th Anniversary)”

dream pop, electronica, trip hop, indie pop

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