Alright, we know we have a couple days left of 2016, but as you know, we're music lovers and we can't wait for the next best thing. Despite the political stuff, '16 was a fantastic year musically, but we know '17 is going to be even better. Some of our top favorite artists should be right on track to releasing new albums and we're counting down the days until they're here.
1. St. Vincent
St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, recently confirmed that 2017 will be the year we will see a follow-up to her excellent 2014 self-titled. In an interview with Guitar World
she described the work as the deepest and boldest work she's ever done. We can't wait.
2. Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene had a strong touring presence this last year, playing some festivals such as Panorama in NYC and End of the Road in England. But the band's last album was released in 2010 and fans are clamoring for more. Fortunately, the band has confirmed 2017 as the year we'll get it.
3. Arcade Fire
Now it hasn't been confirmed that Arcade Fire is releasing a new album next year, but there are a few signs indicating as such. Namely, Will Butler saying as much. Fingers crossed that Will isn't playing with our hearts, I don't know if I could take it after how bad 2016 was.
4. The xx
The xx's sophomore album was a solid albeit a bit forgettable entry. But that doesn't seem the case with the band's third album, as recently released single "On Hold" stands amongst their best works. If the rest of the album is of this quality, we're in for a real treat.
FINALLY. Sorry, I can't wait until Near to the Wild Heart of Life
comes out. Japandroids' first two albums were a pre and post party necessity for many years of my life and I'm ready to freshen that up. Bring it on.
6. Run The Jewels
It doesn't feel too long ago since RTJ2
came out but it's already been two years. RTJ3
is expected to drop early in the year and hopefully sparks a much-needed rally of kind-hearted spirits in us all.
Drake's back. He's still making lot of money but he's upset that the girl he wants is the girl who's no good for him. Oh noooooo. "Sneakin'" is a good song though.