2015’s most anticipated music
Lucky for you, this year sounds pretty good
A new year means new music. This year many of our favourite classic musicians are releasing their next albums and excitement is high. With everything from pop, rap, r&b to indie-rock, The Reflector has compiled a list to get you ready and anticipating the best albums of the year.
10. Fall Out Boy
After the successful 2013 hiatus-breaking album Save Rock and Roll, punk-pop quartet Fall Out Boy is back on Jan. 20 with American Beauty/American Psycho. The band has always had quite the teen following and this album will likely be no different, with front-man Patrick Stump tweeting “some people will love it, some people will hate it. The four of us like it a lot so we’re happy.”
9. Ellie Goulding
The British pop queen is expected to release her third studio album this year. With nothing coming out of Goulding since 2012’s Halcyon, single “Love me Like you do” for the 50 shades of Grey soundtrack, has fans anticipating some new ethereal dance beats.
While the new album, possibly titled R8. has yet to be confirmed, several social media signs are pointing to a new Rihanna album this year. It has been almost two years since her last release, and for a pop-star that has released seven albums in seven years, people are getting pretty anxious to hear what the R&B princess has up her sleeve.
What should we expect from the angelic songstress, who’s heart-breaking love songs have helped so many through their rough relationship matters. Well, the now married Adele may show us a softer side with her upcoming record currently untitled. We can be sure however, that her vocals that amazed us on her past two records will be back to please once again.
6. Modest Mouse
It has been seven years since new music has come out of Modest Mouse. But with scattered tour dates and festival appearances over the past year, expectations of a new record are hot on the lips of indie-rock fans everywhere. The new song “Lampshades on Fire”, released last year started the rumors of a new album, and with a new single set to be released March 3, it doesn’t appear the group is slowing down.
Views from the 6, the fourth album from the Canadian rapper is expected early this year. The follow-up from his 2013 record, will be more of the same from Drake, catchy beats and unique rhymes will not be left behind.
4. Kid Cudi
The rapper is about to release his fifth record, Man on the Moon 3. With the first two Man on the Moon records being wildly successful, Cudi has teased fans with excitement surrounding the new record, saying that his past release, Satellite flight: journey to mother moon, was a prelude to Man on the Moon 3.
3. Gwen Stefani/No Doubt
With the addition of Gwen to The Voice and the release of her new song “Baby don’t lie,” Stefani has been everywhere. Working with fellow The Voice coach Pharrell for production of her third solo record, Stefani is likely to release an album similar to her first solo album Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
2. Kanye West
A lot has happened for West in the past few years, a marriage to Kim Kardashian, a baby with Kim Kardashian, an obsession with… Kim Kardashian… Okay, so a lot of things surrounding Kim Kardashian have happened for West. But with the follow up for Yeezus on the way, the unapologetic and sometimes genius music of West is sure to hit the radiowaves again, let’s just wait and see who is offended by his lyrics this year.
Madge is about to release her 13 studio album, and if you aren’t excited there is something seriously wrong with you. Love her or hate her, the woman is a staple in pop culture, and her new music will be playing in your car, the bars and in your head. If early leaks are telling us anything, Rebel Heart is going to be one of Madonna’s best albums yet.
So get ready to dance your heart out, in your underwear, while you procrastinate from the stress of school. I know I will.