Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Hits on the horizon: Most anticipated albums of early 2021
spotlight AP

Hits on the horizon: Most anticipated albums of early 2021

  • 0
{{featured_button_text}}

Among the highlights of 2020 were surprise album releases from Taylor Swift, Eminem and Childish Gambino.

We can’t predict those, but we can say what’s scheduled for the first quarter of 2021, and that slate includes new material from major stars like Foo Fighters, Florida Georgia Line and Sia, as well as such indie faves as Cloud Nothings, The Hold Steady and Julien Baker.

Last year, release dates were bumped all over the place as artists tried to navigate the pandemic. This year should be a little less volatile.

Here’s the first look. Keep an eye out for releases from Adele, Cardi B, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Lorde, Rihanna, St. Vincent, Travis Scott and more.

0
0
0
0
0

Locations

Stay up-to-date on what's happening

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

  • Updated

Sting, “Duets”: Collection of previous duets with the likes of Eric Clapton, Mary J. Blige, Julio Iglesias, Shaggy, Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox and Charles Aznavour.Loretta Lynn, “Still Woman Enough” : This will mark the 50th (!!) studio album from the country doyenne, who, at 88, is still checking off a few things on her “to do” list. Here's the trailer for the album:

  • Updated

The Hold Steady, “Open Door Policy”: The Brooklyn indie-rock band’s eighth album was “was written and almost entirely recorded before the pandemic started,” according to frontman Craig Finn, “but the songs and stories explore power, wealth, mental health, technology, capitalism, consumerism, and survival — issues which have compounded in 2020.”Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, “Hunter and the Dog Star”: Brickell referred to the band’s fifth album and follow-up to 2018’s “Rocket” as “a collection of songs reflecting the mystery of self-expression, loyalty, companionship and love in the darkest sky just before dawn.”Mogwai, “As The Love Continues”: The Scottish post-rock band worked remotely with producer Dave Fridmann on this 10th album, which features contributions from Nine Inch Nails’ Atticus Ross and saxophonist Colin Stetson.Julia Stone, “Sixty Summers”: On her first album since 2012, the Australian folk singer-songwriter takes a turn toward cosmopolitan pop, working with Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, and Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent.Grandaddy, “The Sophtware Slump ..... on a wooden piano”: A stripped-down take on the indie-rock band’s classic 2000 album.

  • Updated

Shame, “Drunk Tank Pink”: The acclaimed British punk band promises a “bigger, bolder” sound on the follow-up to the 2018 debut “Songs Of Praise.”Why Don’t We, “The Good Times and the Bad Ones”: The LA boy band follows its 2018 debut with a sophomore album that features the singles “Fallin’,” “Lotus Inn” and “Slow Down,” which samples Smashing Pumpkins.Sleaford Mods, “Spare Ribs”: The 11th album from the British electropunk duo was preceded by the single “Mork N Mindy.”David Bowie, “Brilliant Live Adventures Part 3: LIVEANDWELL.COM”: This third in a series of six live releases was recorded in New York, Amsterdam, and Rio De Janeiro during the 1997 Earthling tour.

  • Updated

A Day to Remember, “You’re Welcome”: The Ocala, Florida, metalcore band moves to Fueled by Ramen for its seventh album and first in five years. “We took what we envision modern music to be and made a hybrid of who we were, who we are, and who we want to be,” said frontman Jeremy McKinnonTeenage Fanclub, “Endless Arcade”: The Scottish power-pop band’s 10th album is the first since the 2018 departure of co-founder Gerard Love and marks the debut of Euros Childs, from Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci.Pat Metheny, “Road To The Sun”: A collection of two new works for classical guitar, one featuring Jason Vieaux and one a six-movement cycle with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.Arab Strap, “As Days Get Dark”: “It’s about hopelessness and darkness...but in a fun way,” frontman Aidan Moffat said of the Scottish indie/slowcore band’s first album in 16 years.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News

Breaking News (FlagLive!)