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The most anticipated albums of 2020

It looks like 2020 is going to be another big year for music lovers.

While 2019 saw the release of some pretty amazing albums, it looks like 2020 might be even bigger. Over the next year, we’ll see some unbelievable new albums from outstanding indie artists like The Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Tame Impala, Alanis Morissette, Green Day, Grimes, The 1975, and many more.

Check out the most anticipated albums of 2020 below.

Bombay Bicycle Club – Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

January 17th, 2020

Bombay Bicycle Club have reunited to finally release a follow-up to 2014’s So Long, See You Tomorrow. The forthcoming record is titled Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, and is set to explore hope and renewal despite watching things crumble about you. The title track “seemed to encapsulate everything the album is about,” frontman Jack Steadman explains in a statement. “For my whole life, I haven’t been very good at expressing myself with words.”

Holy Fuck – Deleter

January 17th, 2020

Holy Fuck’s forthcoming album Deleter is set to drop on January 17th. “The robots are smarter than ever, and the algorithm knows more and more what we like as individuals,” Holy Fuck explains of the forthcoming record in a press release. “We have to remind ourselves that there is music in the margins that can go missing and that that music is more important than ever.”

Andy Shauf – The Neon Skyline

January 24th, 2020

Andy Shauf’s The Neon Skyline is set for release later this month, and he’s already teased the record with singles like “Try Again” and “Things I Do.” The record, according to a press release, is composed of interconnected tracks that follow one story where “the narrator goes to his neighbourhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up.”

Wolf Parade – Thin Mind

January 24th, 2020

Wolf Parade’s fifth album Thin Mind is dropping on January 24th, 2020. The album is set to revolve around humans’ anxiety about technology, and the ways in which is impacts mental health. “Thin Mind refers to the way that being around too much tech has made our focus thin,” keyboardist Spencer Krug explains in a statement. “It’s opening one more page, scrolling one more thing, and the weird, sort-of hollow automaton feeling that you get from it” guitarist Dan Boeckner adds.

Green Day – Father Of All…

February 7th, 2020

Green Day’s new album Father of All… is set for release on February 7th, 2020. The new record marks the band’s first new album since 2016’s Revolution Radio. While speaking to Kerrang, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong explained that the band selected the album title because it sounded “badass.” “It’s just a badass title,” Armstrong explains. “I think it was Kerry King from Slayer – they have an album called ‘God Hates Us All,’ and someone asked, ‘Do you really think God hates us all?’ And he goes, ‘I don’t know! It’s just a badass title!'”

Nada Surf – Never Not Together

February 7th, 2020

Never Not Together, Nada Surf’s ninth studio album, will drop on February 7th. The record, which marks the indie rockers’ first studio album in four years, is set to be a wide-range collection of tracks based on elaborate hooks and catchy rock instrumentals, while staying true to their lyrical vulnerability.

Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

February 14th, 2020

Tame Impala’s next studio album The Slow Rush, which marks the follow-up to 2015’s Currents, is set for release on February 14th. The band has teased the record with a cryptic video, and delivered album singles like “Posthumous Forgiveness,” “It Might Be Time,” “Borderling,” and “Patience.”

The 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form

February 21st, 2020

Following last year’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, The 1975 are set to drop their next album Notes On A Conditional Form on February 21st. In an interview with Q, The 1975 had already teased that their upcoming fourth studio album is set to have more of a British influence from musicians like The Streets and Burial. Now, Healy has revealed that the record is set to be somewhat “emo.”

Grimes – Miss_Anthropocene

February 21st, 2020

Grimes’ new album Miss_Anthropocene will drop on February 21st, 2020. The new record marks Grimes’ fifth studio album and follow-up to 2015’s Art Angels, and it features previously released singles like “My Name Is Dark,” “So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth,” and “Violence.”

Caribou – Suddenly

February 28th, 2020

Dan Snaith is releasing his first new album as Caribou in five years with Suddenly. The record, which is out on February 28th, features previously released single “You and I,” which will set the framework for the entire album. “‘You and I’ was one of the first tracks on the album that I started, and one of the last tracks I finished,” Snaith explains in a statement. “It existed in some form or other throughout the whole arc of making the record. It also captures a lot of what the record, and the title of the album, are about.”

Basia Bulat – Are You in Love?

March 27th, 2020

Basia Bulat is returning with a new album called Are You in Love?, which drops on March 27th. The Jim James-produced album was recorded in Hi-Dez Studios, and looks at milestones in Bulat’s life, from falling in love to the moment that she lost her father. “Throughout this whole record, I was struggling between keeping it together and letting go,” Bulat explains in a press release. “Between holding onto old narratives or accepting what’s before me.”

Alanis Morissette – Such Pretty Forks in the Road

May 1st, 2020

In celebration of next year being the 25th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill, Canadian queen Alanis Morissette has announced that she’ll be releasing her first new album in eight years, Such Pretty Forks in the Road.

Weezer – Van Weezer

May 15th, 2020

Weezer are set to release their new album Van Weezer on May 15th, 2020. “The inspiration for this album derives from the deepest roots of Weezer – metal,” a press release explains. “What has metal got to do with Weezer, you ask? In his earliest years, Rivers was a huge KISS fan; Brian was a big Black Sabbath fan; Pat worshipped at the altar of Van Halen and Rush; Scorr loved Slayer and Metallica. The last time this vein of harder rock was mined by Weezer was on their much-loved 2002 album Maladroit.”

The Killers – Imploding the Mirage

Release Date TBA

The Killers’ forthcoming album Imploding The Mirage is anticipated to arrive in 2020. While there has yet to been a release date revealed, they have teased the tracklist for the 11-track album. Imploding The Mirage, which would mark the follow-up to 2017’s Wonderful, Wonderful, will feature songs like “Dying Breed,” “Running Towards A Place,” “When the Dreams Run Dry,” and “My Own Souls Warning.”

Lana Del Rey – White Hot Forever

Release Date TBA

The same day that she dropped her last album Norman Fucking Rockwell, Lana Del Rey revealed that she’s preparing to drop another album in 2020. The new record would be called White Hot Forever, she revealed to Times of London. “I’ve already written parts of it,” Del Rey said of the upcoming album. “It’s called White Hot Forever. I feel like it probably will be a surprise release sometime within the next 12 or 13 months. I’m really excited right now. I don’t want to take a break.”

Noname – Factory Baby

Release Date TBA

While we’ve yet to get a release date, Noname has confirmed that her forthcoming album Factory Baby will be released in 2020. After establishing her own book club last year, Noname has detailed the record, but has yet to confirm an official release date. While not much information has been released yet, Noname has taken to Twitter to tease what the album will sound like with a couple of images, writing, “this what factory baby sound like…”

The Strokes – Album Title TBA

Release Date TBA

At a New Year’s Eve concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, The Strokes confirmed that their next album would be released in 2020. “Yeah, we’ve got a new album coming out soon! 2020, here we come,” frontman Julian Casablancas explained, according to Stereogum. “The 2010s, whatever the fuck they’re called, we took ’em off. And now we’ve been unfrozen and we’re back. If you really love someone, you’ll be frozen with them. You know what? I don’t know what I say generally, and I ramble a lot, but I love you guys, and it’s a real honor to share the stage and this night with you guys.”

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