sbcltr lists down the albums to start your year with

Although music is something that transcends time, recaps and nostalgia is not how we want you to start the year. So, in the great New Year tradition for all things, let’s get excited for the things to come. While it might be a little early to predict everything that is going to transpire, we do know that it’s going to be an exciting year. Here is the sbcltr list of most awaited albums set to release to get you through the start of 2017. Go ahead and be excited.

 

AFI: The Blood Album

One of punk’s biggest crossover acts of the 2000s, AFI has been maintaining a low profile since their last album Burials in 2013. This year they plan to make a huge comeback and have already released two songs, Snow Cats and White Offerings. While both tracks are very different from each other, they show different moods of the album. The album releases on January 20, but you can sample the phenomenal guitars to come in the song below.

 

Bell Biv DeVoe: Three Stripes

They have over 20 million albums sold under their belt and now they are making a comeback album after an almost fifteen year long hiatus. While they gave us a taste of what is to come in their Herb Alpert-via-Notorious B.I.G.-sampling Run, we will have to wait till end of the month to know what they have in store for us. Although one thing is for sure, their attitude for hip-hop has definitely not dulled over the years. For a quick taste, check out Run below.

 

Ryan Adams: Prisoner

Veteran rockstar Ryan Adams has never had any problem expressing himself, but after his recent divorce from actor/singer Mandy Moore and a period he described as “absolute fucking darkness,” we can all expect an album that is more raw and emotional than his usual style. “This album matters to me than any record that I have ever made, it saved my life,” said Adams about his 16th studio album which releases on February 17th. Check out the sample from it below.

 

Drake: More Life

Can’t get enough of Drake? Don’t worry, you don’t have to wait that long anymore. Although it was set to be released in December last year, the album will be now be available in the next two months. Producers are yet to confirm the release dates, but things are already heating up with the advance released tracks. It is clear that whenever he delivers, fans will be ready for More Life. Meanwhile, check out Fake Love from the advance set below.

 

Depeche Mode: Spirit

They’ve been doing this for almost thirty five years, but every time Depeche Mode announce a new album, it is still a bonafide event. The veteran synth rockers will be releasing their 14th studio album this year produced by James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, who frontman Dave Gahan says “helped us to make what we feel is a very incredible sounding record… He was able to really guide us.” Here is a teaser of what is to come.

 

Japan Droids: Near to the Wild Heart of Life

The long awaited follow up to their album, Celebration Rock is finally here. Releasing on January 27, the band says that they are approaching this album like their very first, “we’re removing all the self-imposed rules that led to the songs and the sound of our whole career up until now. When you do that, you can try anything,” they said in an interview recently and even released a single from their labour in order to give a teaser of what to expect.

 

Priests: Nothing Feels Natural

The punk band that doesn’t feel punk at all. Priests are following up their 2014 Bodies and Control and Money and Power EP with their debut full-length. Nothing Feels Natural is out January 27. Check out their JJ sample below.

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