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Fifteen Albums To Look Forward To In the New Year

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Jackson Browne Is One of the Veteran Artists Set For a New Album


As nice as it might have felt to ditch those calendars, at the start of 2021 we will still be beset by many of the ills from the last twelve months. The pandemic lingers and, in many places, is even getting worse.

We can expect to also suffer strong political divisions among our congressmen and our populace, leading to continued lack of attention to the needs of the common people. Attending sporting events or concerts will not be possible, at least until we are well half through the new calendar.

Fortunately, we will be able to view baseball for more than sixty games, and we should have plenty of new music to hear. Here are fifteen studio albums fans should be anticipating as we progress into the third decade of the current century, several of which had been delayed last year because of the pandemic.

1. Weezer: Van Weezer

After promoting this album with the jaunty remake of Toto's “Africa” at the end of 2018, Rivers Cuomo and mates had intended to release Van Weezer last summer. Fans will finally be able to acquire it on May 7, so be sure to mark your new calendar.

2. Teenage Fan Club: Endless Arcade

March 5 is the release date for the indie band's new record, a long awaited follow up to 2017's Here.

3. Shins: To Be Announced

“The Great Divide”, the first single from the upcoming follow up to Heartworms, started streaming back on September 24.

4. Broken Bells: To Be Announced

James Mercer of the Shins and Danger Mouse have been releasing singles for fifteen months, so it is likely they will finally deliver a third LP after the self-titled debut and After the Disco.

5. Spoon: To Be Announced

The Texas indie band began started making tenth studio album number ten in late 2018, only to have it put on hold due to the pandemic.

6 Foster the People: To Be Announced

Mark Foster has introduced the upcoming FTP album as "love record" on which many of the tracks would be love songs.

7. The Fratellis: Half Drunk Under a Full Moon

April 9 is the release date for the record, the British rockers' first since In Your Own Sweet Time.

8. Phoenix: To Be Announced

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Lead vocalist Thomas Mars has stated how the new record feels “all over the place” and said, ”This is the same sort of weird Frankenstein of an album like the first one, Utopia.

9. Tears For Fears: To Be Announced

Come April fans may Shout and go “Head Over Heels”, just as they did thirty five years ago with “Everybody Wants To Rule the World” and the rest of Songs From the Big Chair.

10. Colin Hay: To Be Announced

This former Man At Work is intending this year to follow up his thirteenth solo album, Fierce Mercy

11. Peter Gabriel: To Be Announced

Former Genesis front man Gabriel has been working on a new record since 2015,and it should finally be out by the summer.

12. Jackson Browne: To Be Announced

No longer running on empty, the folk-rock legend has been recording a collection of songs to be released at some point in June.

13. Rob Thomas: To Be Announced

Matchbox Twenty may someday reunite but fans can enjoy their lead man's solo discs, the next of which should arrive by the fall.

14. Red Hot Chili Peppers: To Be Announced

The veteran rock group had begun working on a new record in 2019, only to have it interrupted by the virus.

15. Johnny Marr: To Be Announced

In August of 2020, Marr posted on Instagram that he is in-progress recording a solo album, his fourth since the demise of the Smiths.

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