Thanks to Melissa for writing this and sharing 🙂
It’s a new year, and a fresh start for all of us, including the music industry.
My buddies over at Filter were great enough to send over a list of their 20 most anticipated albums of 2011 to share with you all:
1. Smith Westerns, Dye It Blonde – January 18
2. Cloud Nothings, Cloud Nothings – January 25
3. Destroyer, Kaputt – January 25
4. Iron & Wine, Kiss Each Other Clean – January 25
5. James Blake, James Blake – February 8
6. The Boxer Rebellion, The Cold Still – February 8
7. The Streets, Computers and Blues – February 8
8. Bright Eyes, The People’s Key – February 15
9. Mogwai, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will – February 15
10. Toro y Moi, Underneath the Pine – February 22
11. Lykke Li, Wounded Rhymes – March 1
12. R.E.M., Collapse Into Now – March 8
13. Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring for My Halo – March 8
14. The Strokes, TBA – March 29
15. Obits, Moody, Standard and Poor – March 29
16. Peter Bjorn & John, Gimme Some – March 29
17. Paul Simon, So Beautiful or So What – April 12
18. Panda Bear, Tomboy – April 19
19. Black Lips, TBA – April
20. Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 – Spring
Although this list is great and all, it is definitely missing two albums from bands that define nostalgia for this here Examiner: Bush’s Everything Always Now, which will mark the band’s first studio album since 2001’s The Golden State and No Doubt’s 6th as yet untitled album, also their first since 2001’s Rock Steady.
Bush’s album is scheduled to drop sometime in February, hopefully followed by an extensive tour (Rossdale and company really know how to bring it onstage), while No Doubt’s album is still in progress. It is actually being documented quite thoroughly through the band’s twitter account, which has been a real treat for fans that have been pining for new material.
But enough about me, what albums are you looking forward to the most this year?
Let me know in the comments!