Our Most Anticipated Albums of the Year
At the beginning of each year, many publications and music sites cobble together lists of the upcoming albums they're most looking forward to and excited about. Most of these lists are mostly the same. Mostly. Take a look at the completely real, totally not fake list of albums we're INCREDIBLY HYPED about!
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Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot IV
If you're like me, you've been really missing some real fuckin' ROCK'N'ROLL. None of that polo-shirt Vampire Weekend horseshit. I'm talking about bands that ROCK. You know what's cooler than "Ya Hey?" Joe Satriani's sunglasses. It's about time Chickenfoot got back to what they do best, saving rock'n'roll. Rumor has it they're recording with Dave Navarro, Jason Mraz, Five For Fighting, Tim Commerfold, and you guessed it, Nelly.
Girl Talk - Missy Misery
That's right college, your favorite not-a-DJ is back with a brand new project, but this time instead of crafting our national date-rape music, he's opted to go with a slightly more solemn sound. Girl Talk's new album was created entirely through mashups of Missy Elliott and Elliott Smith. Have you ever heard frenetic, mid-2000s pop rap blasted over a "Needle In The Hay" edit? Well you don't have to wait much longer!
Coldplay - X&Y
Coldplay's long-awaited follow-up to 2002's smash hit A Rush of Blood to the Head is said to mix in more electronic elements to their previously unadorned brand of piano rock. Don't worry though, new single "Fix You" proves that our boys haven't forgotten how to write an anthem!
Lou Reed/Eifel 65 - Blue
Hailed as a spiritual successor to Metal Machine Music, and perhaps the last composition Lou Reed made before his death, the restless art-rock pioneer surprisingly collaborated with Eurodance lifers Eifel 65 to create a swirling, sobering masterpiece. Obvious themes include 9/11, the immortality of love, and a Diet Coke Lou once drank on a subway in 1995.