2015 came and went, some albums gave us chills, others made us want to party like it’s 1999, and then there were ones that just never seemed to arrive at all. While Adele made her surprising reappearance into the music world, Frank Ocean was probably off on an island far, far away laughing at us all as we impatiently wait for his sophomore album. He was most likely chillin’ alongside Rihanna and Kanye West, who have also been taking their precious time to release their next albums. Before we get too bitter about this, it’s important to think about all the great works of art that are likely to flood our ears in 2016. Here’s a list of albums that will (hopefully) arrive in the new year and fill our musical needs.
Big news this morning. Particularly for those of you right around my age. And by that I mean in the high school class of 2005. (Apparently I’m getting old enough to not flat out announce my age.) Don’t pretend like you don’t remember jamming out to SMIIIILE LIKE YOU MEEEEAN ITTTTT by The Killers. Well, word is out: The Killers are hard at work on a new LP. They will be releasing a full length album in 2012.
In similar news, Kele Okereke and his band, Bloc Party, have also been buzzing about a new album to be released in 2012. Despite all of the Bloc Party breakup rumors that have circulated the blogosphere, it seems the band is sticking around a bit longer and will be providing us with new material to stand alongside their past three albums, Silent Alarm (2005), A Weekend in the City (2007), and Intimacy (2008). Kele has even told the public (well, BBC) that the band has recorded two songs and demoed 17 tracks. He also mentioned that the album “doesn’t sound like anybody else on the planet.” Wait. Really? NOBODY?
So. With that being said, which album are you more excited about?