63 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

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Spoon

Album: Hot Thoughts
Release Date: TBA
Since Spoon stopped touring in support of 2014's They Want My Soul, the band has been lying low. However, they've recently begun offering glimmers of new material. Last spring, frontman Britt Daniel and keyboardist-guitarist Alex Fischel played an acoustic show as a duo, debuting an angsty new number, "I Ain't the One." And the band recently played four more songs at a secret show in their hometown of Austin, Texas, showing off what sounded like some rhythm-heavy new rockers with titles like "Hot Thoughts" and "Talk You Into It." Daniel later discussed the show and announced the album title in an interview with Sirius XM. "The way our albums usually happen, we're writing the songs while we're recording them," he said. "And once the record's done, you have to figure out how to play the songs ... so doing a gig like this helps us." Although they wouldn't commit to a release date, they did not shoot down the notion that it would come out in March – the same month they will be playing South by Southwest.

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