Here is a list of ifoundmusic’s 20 most anticipated albums of 2013 – a glimpse at the list indicates that it’s going to be an exhilarating year. Still, it doesn’t mean that all of these albums will live up to its hype or that any of these albums will make the next year’s best of list, but at t the end of the day I’m just as excited about all the yet unknown surprises that undoubtedly will come along, as of the following list:
Arcade Fire – TBD
Still one of the greatest bands on planet earth. So far – 3 albums, 3 classics. Nuff said.
A$AP Rocky – LongLiveA$AP (1/15, RCA)
After “Goldie” and “Long live A$AP”, there’s huge expectation on the rappers debut album. Could be the “m.a.a.d city” of 2013.
Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety (2/12, Software Recording Company)
“Counting” was one of this year’s greatest R&B singles, and there’s no doubt Arthur Ashin is a talent. Can he deliver on a whole album?
Beach Fossils – Clash The Truth (2/19, Captured Tracks)
I liked the self titled debut and I liked 2011’s mini album. So far so good.
Charlie XCX – TBA – TBD
Most of the singles Charlie XCX released indicates that she’s got a great thing going on, but so did Lana Del Rey, and look how that went. Could be a hit or miss.
Cloud Nothings – TBD
Attack on Memory just gets better and better, and already there’s a rumor of a follow up. Could we be so blessed?
Deerhunter – TBD
Halcyon Digest was on of the records of 2010. Alongside Arcade Fire, this must be the foremost album to look forward to.
Depeche Mode – TBD (March, Columbia)
Not sure what to expect. But Depeche Mode is always interesting.
James Blake – TBD
A stunning debut that changed dubstep forever. Time for the difficult follow-up.
Jim James – Regions Of Light And Sound of God (Jan)
My Morning Jacket-singer goes solo. That’s worth the attention alone.
Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze (Spring, Matador)
Smoke Ring For My Halo – just never saw that one coming. This will be awesome.
Local Natives – Hummingbird (1/29, Frenchkiss)
New single “Breakers” indicates that Local Natives might have taken a somewhat different – and by the sound of it a more interesting – direction with their music.
M.I.A. – Matangi
As always with M.I.A – I probably won’t appreciate the whole album, but she knows how to create fabulous singles.
My Bloody Valentine – TBD
22 years after Loveless it’s time for the follow-up. Not sure what to expect at all. But Wow! New album from My Bloody Valentine…
Phoenix – TBD (Spring, Glassnote)
A band that never disappoints.
The Black Keys – TBA – TBD
They finaly got their breakthrough with El Camino, but the truth is that they sounded better before. Will be interesting to see what direction they’ll take – now that they’re the worlds biggest rock band.
The Knife – Shaking The Habitual (4/9, Rabid/Brille/Mute)
A follow up to the 2006 years greatest album – one that changed electro-pop forever.
Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (1/22, Carpark)
Their debut was better than 2011’s Underneath the Pine, so the curve is pointing downwards, however a great band that could well deliver.
Vampire Weekend – TBD
Have a huge respect for this band, but for some reason could never get emotionally involved in their music. Time for a change?
Yo La Tengo – Fade Out (1/15, Matador)
A band that created so much good music over their 25 or so years of existence, New single “Ohm” promisses that a new great record is in the making.