This year has already given us an emo-pop opus from Halsey, a welcome comeback from the Strokes, killer country from the Secret Sisters, an optimistic Future record, and great releases from up-and-coming artists like Moses Sumney, Beach Bunny, and Shake. By the fourth installment, most pop-culture franchises can start to seem pretty tired. RTJ4 , which the band rush-released a few days ahead of schedule, is laser-focused, as if Mike and El-P are trying to outrun the apocalypse.
A look ahead at some of the biggest albums coming your way in 2020.
Rock veterans Deep Purple were due to release their 21st studio album Whoosh! With a chart history spanning 50 years , Deep Purple scored their first UK Top 10 album in 30 years with their last album Infinite in BTS ' Korean language albums have an impressive UK chart track record, with two of them going Number 1 and three more reaching the Top 20, how will their new Japanese language album fare? Biffy Clyro are back - and expect them to be louder than ever before.
On top of live music being put on hold, many artists' ability to get to the recording studio or roll out an album as intended have been affected, leading to release date pushback after pushback and putting a big question mark on the state of the industry in the long-term. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to look forward to on the horizon. Maybe the new Dylan is what your dad will be blaring from his speakers all summer, but here's what you should look out for if you're looking for something from new, up-and-coming bands and trending pop and rap acts.
All dates are for U. Release dates are subject to change, and often do. These albums do not yet have a firm release date, but are in various stages of development. If an artist appears multiple times, that means multiple albums by that artist are forthcoming. Essential Links.