The Most Anticipated Albums of Summer 2013
The Most Anticipated Albums of Summer 2013Written by: Dana Droppo
The months ahead are sure to be an amazing time for music lovers. Some of the best artists in the world are rumored to release brand new albums to fuel your adventures in the sun. The songs on these releases will become anthems, so check out the top ten most anticipated albums of the summer.
1. The Black Keys, TBD Spring 2013 (Columbia Records)
The Black Keys, TBD Spring 2013 (Columbia Records)After cleaning up at the Grammys, The Black Keys are dialed in to put out their 8th studio album in 2013. The spirited rock and roll duo is pairing up with their long-time friend and producer Danger Mouse, who helped made their last album such a hit. Hey, if it ain’t broke, you know the rest!
2. Britney Spears, TBD (RCA Records)
Britney Spears, TBD (RCA Records)In 2012 Britney Spears was the queen of fast-paced, dubstep-inspired club hits and her plans to release a new album this summer tell us that she won’t be putting away her crown any time soon. Get ready to scream and shout with the pop star all summer long!
3. Daft Punk, May 2013 (Columbia Records)
Daft Punk, May 2013 (Columbia Records)Daft Punk’s high-energy electronic beats seemed to takeover the music world in the 2000’s, and now the French DJ-duo has set their sights on the next decade. They’re staying pretty secretive about the release, but it’s slated for May 2013. Prepare to dance along one more time.
4. Akon, Stadium, June 2013 (Konvict Muzik, Republic Records)
Akon, Stadium, June 2013 (Konvict Muzik, Republic Records)R&B superstar Akon is set to release his new album Stadium in June this year. Chock full of high intensity dance songs, the record is sure to be one of the biggest releases of the summer.
5. Lady Gaga, ARTPOP, March 2013 (Interscope Records)
Lady Gaga, ARTPOP, March 2013 (Interscope Records)After capping off her Monsters Ball tour this year, Lady Gaga is ripe and ready to deliver her new album, ARTPOP. Expect outrageous fashion adventures, elaborate music videos and, of course, edgy live performances you have to rewind a few times to understand.
6. Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience, March 19, 2013 (RCA Records)
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience, March 19, 2013 (RCA Records)Justin Timberlake has stepped back into the spotlight and the studio as he puts the finishing touches on his new album, The 20/20 Experience. Fans got a first taste when he put out “Suit and Tie,” with Jay-Z, and the album is dropping right as they get ready to go on tour together. The second tickets go on sale, you better believe we’ll let you know.
7. Frank Ocean, TBD (Def Jam Recordings)
Frank Ocean, TBD (Def Jam Recordings)After an insanely exciting 2012, Frank Ocean, who won the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album has since rented a house in Bora Bora to finish his next album. With DJ Danger Mouse and Pharrell rumored to lend their talents, this album gives Ocean so much room to grow as an artist. Sit back and watch him soar.
8. Drake, Nothing Was The Same, TBD (Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic)
Drake, Nothing Was The Same, TBD (Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic)Drake launched 2013 by taking home the Grammy for Best Rap Album Of The Year and dropping the video for his new single, “Started From the Bottom,” that same night. He told you where he started, but this summer, get up and see where the rapper is going to go with his third studio album.
9. The Strokes, Comedown Machine, March 26, 2013 (RCA Records)
The Strokes, Comedown Machine, March 26, 2013 (RCA Records)You can already listen to two singles off The Strokes’ new album, Comedown Machine, and so far it’s shaping up to be incredible. Julian Casablancas’ voice has never sounded better, so keep an ear out for the rest of this exciting new release!
10. Beyoncé, TBD (Columbia Records)
Beyoncé, TBD (Columbia Records)Beyoncé is probably the only person in the world who could perform at the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, dominate the Super Bowl Halftime Show, announce a world tour, and find time to create a brand new studio album all in her first year of being a new mom. It’s time to take a page out of Bey’s book and erase the word “impossible” from your vocabulary.