2016's Albums to Look Forward To

Here’s a guide to music that I wanna hear this year. I’ll update this when albums come out and say if they’re any good, and also add others I discover. I’ll also list when stuff is coming. There might be some late 2015 stuff I didn’t get to until 2016. Sweet deal.

If it’s not on here, I didn’t know about it/forgot about it. Let me know if there are any I should check out that I don’t have. This is a work in progress.

Out now. I listened to it and it was good, so you should also listen to it (not necessarily in descending order of love save for the first three).

  1. Holy Ghost — Modern Baseball
  2. Teens of Denial — Car Seat Headrest
  3. Cardinal — Pinegrove
  4. Leave Me Alone — Hinds
  5. Views — Drake
  6. Future Present Past EP — The Strokes
  7. The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us — Beach Slang
  8. Everything You’ve Come To Expect — The Last Shadow Puppets
  9. A Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead
  10. Coloring Book — Chance the Rapper
  11. The Colour in Anything — James Blake
  12. Moth — Chairlift
  13. Who Really Cares — TV Girl
  14. Pool — Porches
  15. Malibu — Anderson .Paak
  16. Blackstar — David Bowie
  17. White Hot Moon — Pity Sex
  18. Human Performance — Parquet Courts
  19. Shame — Petal
  20. Is The Is Are — DIIV (Note: One of the members of DIIV is a bigot, adjust accordingly)
  21. The Life of Pablo (depending on versions) — Kanye West
  22. It’s A Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir The Honeypot — teen suicide
  23. The Impossible Kid — Aesop Rock
  24. It Kindly Stopped for Me EP — Sorority Noise
  25. Oh No — Jessy Lanza
  26. Slime Season 3 — Young Thug

Out now. I don’t have strong opinions one way or another.

  1. You’ll Pay For This — Bear Hands
  2. untitled unmastered. — Kendrick Lamar
  3. Wait & See EP — Majical Cloudz
  4. 99¢ — Santigold
  5. Need Your Light — Ra Ra Riot
  6. The Names — Baio
  7. Lemonade — Beyoncé

Out now. I did not enjoy it and would not recommend it:

  1. Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven — Kid Cudi
  2. The Life of Pablo (Tidal Release Version) — Kanye West
  3. Junk — M83

Out now. I need to listen to it, and am eagerly anticipating doing so:

  1. Where Have You Been All My Life — Villagers
  2. The Waiting Room — Tindersticks
  3. Emotional Mugger — Ty Segall
  4. Don’t You — Wet
  5. The Birds Outside Sang — Florist
  6. Purple Reign — Future
  7. Something About April II — Adrian Younge
  8. Adore Life — Savages
  9. Nobody 2 — Chief Keef
  10. Lice — Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman
  11. Darkest Before Dawn — Pusha T
  12. A New Place to Drown — Archy Marshall (King Krule)
  13. Hymns — Bloc Party
  14. Matter — St. Lucia
  15. SVIIB — School of Seven Bells
  16. Painting With — Animal Collective
  17. This Unruly Mess I’ve Made — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  18. United Crushers — Poliça
  19. Long Way Home — Lapsley
  20. Post Pop Depression — Iggy Pop and Josh Homme
  21. In My Mind — BJ the Chicago Kid
  22. Majid Jordan — Majid Jordan
  23. This Is Acting — Sia
  24. Music For Listening To Music To — La Sera
  25. The Wilderness — Explosions In The Sky
  26. Atomic — Mogwai
  27. Super — Pet Shop Boys
  28. Amen & Goodbye — Yeasayer
  29. Weezer (The White Album) — Weezer
  30. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Radness — Tokyo Police Club
  31. The Hope Six Demolition Project — PJ Harvey
  32. The Diary — J Dilla
  33. iii — Miiike Snow
  34. Stranger Things — Yuck
  35. Paradise — White Lung
  36. Goodness — The Hotelier
  37. Faraway Reach — Classixx
  38. What Follows — Shit Robot
  39. Guided Meditation — Hurry
  40. Crime Cutz — Holy Ghost!
  41. The Ship — Brian Eno
  42. Always Strive and Prosper — A$AP Ferg

Coming Soon:

June:

  1. Ash & Ice — The Kills (3rd)
  2. Why Are You OK — Band of Horses (10th)
  3. On Desire — Drowners (24th)
  4. The Mountain Will Fall — DJ Shadow (24th)
  5. Hot Hot Heat — Hot Hot Heat (24th)

July:

  1. California — blink-182 (1st)
  2. Some Nerve — Broken Beak (1st)
  3. The Bride — Bat for Lashes (1st)
  4. Wildflower — The Avalanches(!!!!!) (8th)
  5. TBA — ScHoolboy Q
  6. 32 Levels — Clams Casino

August:

  1. Home of the Strange — Young the Giant (12th)

October:

  1. TBA — Beck (21st)

Unscheduled/TBA Artists Releasing Albums in 2016:

(There’ll be more added to this and these’ll move around obviously)

  1. Alunageorge
  2. The Avalanches
  3. Blood Orange
  4. Brand New
  5. dvsn
  6. Frank Ocean (Boys Don’t Cry)
  7. Gorillaz
  8. GZA (Dark Matter)
  9. Haim
  10. Jlin (Black Origami: The Motherboard)
  11. LCD Soundsystem
  12. Major Lazer
  13. Metric
  14. Modest Mouse
  15. Nine Inch Nails
  16. Pusha T (King Push)
  17. Rae Sremmurd (SremmLife 2)
  18. Rostam Batmanglij
  19. The Range
  20. The xx
  21. Vampire Weekend (Mistubishi Macchiato)
  22. (AFKA) Viet Cong
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