Looks like a busy year on the album front in 2013. We can’t vouch for all of these getting released but with a mixture of rumour and of definite releases we can give you the top 50 new albums to look forward to, maybe, in 2013…
1. Stone Roses : TBA
They are still rehearsing away. There are reports of new songs. My guess is album in the autumn or maybe early next year?
2. Savages : TBA
Very much the band of the moment with their dark tinged, powerful music hinting at Bauhaus and Joy Division and all the great female icons of the punk era rolled into one but with very much their own stamp on things.
3. Adam Ant ‘…Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter’
We heard it a year ago and it sounds great–rough and raw edged and the demo quality adds to its power- breathtaking variation of songs as well from industrial to twangy to neo ballads…
4. Nick Cave : Push The Sky Away
After the fab and noisy mid life crisis of Grinderman Mr Cave returns to sumptious, sly and darkly brilliant song writing of his other incarnation- himself…
5. Iceage : TBA
Now signed to matador Danish discordent punk band can either get more wilfully wild or strip it down- this will be a fascinating release…
6. Factory Floor : Fall Back
The great dirty disco band are back with anew album of stripped dow, dark electronic pulses- could be one of the albums of the year.
7. Mogwai : Les Revenants Soundtrack
More loud/quiet atmospheric guitar brilliance from the great Glasgow band
8. My Bloody Valentine : TBA
It’s been mastered. it must be ready…will expectation kill the long awaited album or will people just listen to as a piece of music… an intriguing release…
9. Johnny Marr : The Messanger
The Mancunian guitar hero is back…his gig last year in Manchester was great like he was reclaiming his own heritage which is a good sign for the album…
10. The Bronx : The Bronx IV
LA punk rock crew show how punk rock should be played in the 21st century- tough and powerful but with a mind of its own that is not bogged down by any limitations…
At last the album is ready for release- could be one of the big ones as MIA redefines the modern beat and the electronic pulse of the world’s inner cities to her own agenda.
12. No Age : TBA
making the perfect noise for the new millennium, they were fighting some light and shade in their abrasive noise and could be due a big jump…
13. Richard Thompson : Electric
English folk hero arrives in the middle of the folk revival with a veteran’s wink of an eye…
14. The Horrors: HigherÂ
Their last two albums showed a big and brilliant swerve in sound from garage rock to moody soundscape- expect further explorations and experimentation from one of the best young UK bands…
15. Azealia Banks: Broke With Expensive Taste
She burst on the scene last year with one of the freshest sounds hip hop has heard for years, the new album should consolidate this.
16. The Joy Formidable : TBA
Moody indie pop big enough to fill stadiums
17. Forest Swords :TBA
Quirky brilliant, guitar twanging, moody soundscapes with electronic clatter- brilliant stuff- really looking forward to this one.
18. Black Sabbath :TBA
With or without drummer Bill Ward this April album is one of the biggies- could be the last stnad from one of the most influential bands of all time whose dark metal casts a long shadow over most contemporary culture.
19. CharliXCX : TBA
The february release of girl singer and perveyour of goth pop will see her establish herself as a thoroughly modern pop star who can hook into the underground with her darkly smart pop
20. The Pastels : TBA
New album rumoured in February from the highly influential Glasgow kings and queens of indie.
21. Super Fast Girlie Show : TBA
Ferocious punk rock from Liverpool band
22. Palma Violets : TBA<
If they can defy the hype the latest British guitar band that want to change the world with song can make their mark.
23. The Asphodells: Ruled By Passion, Destroyed By Lust
The brilliant Andrew Weatherall returns in the guise of moody electro pop…
24. Mudhoney : TBA
The kings of grunge were on a psychedelic tip last we heard- whatever they do it’s tinged with genius…
25. Yeah Yeah Yeahs : TBA
rumoured spring album from the hipster band who transcend the world of cool with great songs and a brilliant front woman.
26. Sleigh Bells : TBA
Their last album veered too much towards ‘hoping to sell records’ . lets hope they find their abrasive touch again.
27. FIDLAR: FIDLAR
Great brattish, guitar strewn loose punk rock- kinda like the Heartbreakers played by hardcore obsesed slackers- brilliant.
28. Bad Religion : True North
How many albums have they released? influential Cali-punks back for another, in late January, statement on the world with buzzsaw guitars.
29. Dutch Uncles : TBA
Highly tipped Mancunian band seek the formulae for the breakout- maybe this time?
30. Autechre : TBA
Rumoured new album from Sheffield based former Mancs who deal out spectral electronic music that breaks all the barriers.
31. Chvrches : TBA
Climactic, atmospheric pop that is already being tipped as being one of the triumphs of the year…
32. Godspeed, You Black Emperor : TBA
It’s just an internet rumour and they did release an album last year and never seem to be in a hurry to release stuff but we are hoping for more apocolyptic post hardcore with strings…
33. Earl Sweatshirt: DorisÂ
Thebe Neruda Kgositsile or Earl Sweatshirt from hip hop collective and mangler of genres Odd Future takes the solo route…
34. Primal Scream : TBA
Again it’s only rumours but we are looking forward to the post mani Primals album especially after kick ass recent gigs…
35. Thought Forms : Ghost Mountain
Bristol based band who deal in delayed guitars, feedbacks, drones, and layers of sound.
36. Dillenger Escape Plan : TBA
Possible return for the post hardcore band whose powerful music can get messy onstage.
37. Tyler the Creator: WolfÂ
Another member of the Odd Future rewriters of hip hop history , Tyler- real name Frank Ocean came out this year which sadly shocked many people. This album will perhaps deal with this whilst still dealing cutting edge music.
38. Queens Of The Stone Age : TBA
Rumours and denials- let’s hope something is happening- could do with another dose of their tripped out rock.
39. Tomohawk : TBA
Return of one of the best rock bands in the world- showcasing the brilliant guitar work of Jesus Lizard, Duane Dennison and the effefescent Mike Patton.
40. Frightened Rabbit : TBA
Scottish folkies who broke big in the USA- always have a soft spot for them as they came from Selkirk in the Scottish borders where my mother grew up!
41. British Sea Power : TBA
Could there be a new album from the atmospheric and quite brilliant Sea Power…
42. Yo La Tengo : Fade
Long term Hoboken hipsters with ore crafted songs for music jouranlists to love!
43. Delphic : TBA
Moody electronic Mancs…
44. Pissed Jeans : Honeys
Still one of the great band names- we hope for more noisy fucked anthems…
45. AC/DC : TBA
They still have the second best selling album of all time to their name and still sell millions of records and never change their sound- just perfecting it with every release..new album rumoured…
46. Suede : TBA
Arch Britpop glamsters making a rumoured return to the frey…
47. Edwyn Collins : Understated
More crafted guitar gems expected from the wonderful Mr. C.
48. New Order : Lost Sirens
Will the post Hooky New Order still cut it?
49. Depeche Mode: TBA
The influential Depeche Mode will hopefully be further exploring their dark side…
50. Devendra Banhart : Mala
Tripped out guitar wonderfulness?
Veronica Falls: Waiting For Something to Happen
New indie heroes!
Esben and the Witch – Wash The Sins Not Only The FaceÂ
Great dark swirls of Neu Goth like Diamanda Galas from the shires…
Bring me The Horizon
Thrillingly noisy UK metal crew , massive round the world and should be Mercury prize winners…
65daysofstatic Posted in their band blog on 12th December that “album number 6 is rising / hatching / forming like so many Terminator / Jurassic Park / The Thing analogies. This could be the weirdest one yet, but youâre going to have to wait a little longer” – this probably means an autumn release, and as in the three years since their last regular studio album there’s been the “Silent Running” film soundtrack as well as Polinski’s more electronic solo album I’m very excited to see where they go with this.
Manchester’s The Longcut seem to have been working on their third album for ever, though with band members becoming dads in the past year (including twins for one) this isn’t exactly surprising. Occasional dates in 2012 introduced some great new songs, longer and more prog inspired than ever: no release date as yet but we’re hoping it’s 2013!
Mixing up archive propaganda and, unsurprisingly, public servic broadcast samples with driving motorik rhythms, catchy synthpop melodies and post-rock inspired instrumentation Public Service Broadcasting.
….and maybe, Franz Ferdinand…