The following is a list of music albums, EPs, and mixtapes released in These are notable albums, defined as having received significant coverage from reliable sources independent of the subject. For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see in music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by adding missing items with reliable sources.
The UK may be facing a strict lockdown for the first quarter of , but thankfully, there's plenty of exciting new releases to help us through N III became his first Top 20 hit. Bicep - Isles Belfast-born, London-based duo Bicep say their new album represents a "snapshot in time", with the tracks recorded in "home-listening" versions for the record, before evolving into new iterations for their live shows this year. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific. SG Lewis - Times The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is releasing his long-awaited debut album in , featuring current hit Feed The Fire. Maximo Park - Nature Always Wins. I hope you will love it just as much as I do. Thunder - All The Right Noises. Production on the record comes courtesy of Jack Antonoff, and longtime collaborator Rick Nowles on Yosemite.
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. Here are the albums to look out for this summer and beyond. The , Notes on a Conditional Form Release date: May 22 On The 's incredible last album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships , the band reasoned that we have to look into the future with optimism, despite the world going to shit. But instead of standing idly by, Matty Healy and co. While they've gravitated towards '80s synth-pop on their last couple albums, the singles, from "Frail State of Mind" to "Me and You Together Song," jump all across the sound board. Lady Gaga, Chromatica Release date: May 29 It's no surprise that Lady Gaga's album is just about the most highly anticipated of the entire year. It's been nearly four years since she released Joanne , which she followed up by becoming an Oscar-winner with her movie-star-making moment in 's A Star Is Born. By default, will this be one of the biggest albums of the year -- especially considering it was pushed back from its earlier spring release date -- but it'll be explosive in how its brand of pop sounds.
Collective experience was hard to come by in , except when it came to music. Surely we deserve them at this point. As in , expect this music-industry turning point to keep on spinning. The boomer rock renaissance — thanks in part to quarantine albums and TikTok — also seems likely to continue apace with new releases from artists like Ringo Starr already set for this year. The release calendar becomes more obsolete by the week, with a surprise album by Playboi Carti currently reigning on the charts and Zayn Malik eyeing his own No. And the biggest question of all: When will enough people be vaccinated for concerts and touring to resume safely? That answer could prevent many artists from dropping new albums until safe tours and festivals seem viable.