More New Albums to Anticipate in 2013
January 6, 2013
In the December 27 issue of the Weekly, my Top 10 anticipated albums of 2013 were divulged. But just as expected, the list has expanded since then and 2013 is looking even better. Here are the additions that would've made the list:
My Bloody Valentine: TBD (Late January) I guess frontman Kevin Shields felt so much pressure to follow-up the 1991 shoegazer classic—and one of the best albums of the '90s—Loveless with something even better that he's had writer's block for more than two decades. We understand, Kev. On Christmas, Shields confirmed with Consequence of Sound that the album was indeed finished.
Wavves: TBD (March 26) San Diego's ganja-loving, garage-pop outfit is following up its self-titled debut—which was good, catchy fun though the band's inexperience was evident—with 13 tracks produced by John Hill (M.I.A., Santigold). So, it's fair to say Nathan Williams and his crew probably scored some really, really good guidance on their forthcoming effort.
Beck: TBD (TBD) I dig that Beck's always involved with various projects like producing albums for Thurston Moore or releasing Song Reader, an album released on sheet music, but I dig it much more when he makes his own music and releases is it on a traditional format, like one that you can hear. There are rumors that he possibly has plans for two albums and one recorded with Jack White in Nashville. Now that's something to get excited about.
MGMT: MGMT (Early-Mid-2013) The unassuming, electro-psych duo finished mixing their forthcoming LP the end of 2012 so any day now there should be news as to an exact date for the follow-up to 2010's hook-laden Congratulations.