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54 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

New music from Justin Timberlake, Jack White and Cardi B, and other records we can’t wait to hear

It’s that time of year, when we take a breather from the onslaught of last year’s releases and start speculating about what’s in store once this one starts heating up. If half the scheduled, reported and rumored new albums we’re expecting actually materialize, 2018 is going to be nuts. Major pop artists like Liam Payne, Frank Ocean, Ariana Grande and Sky Ferreira are prepping LPs, as are beloved veteran rockers from Bruce Springsteen to Paul McCartney and Jack White, and indie-rock heroes like the Breeders, My Bloody Valentine and Superchunk. Here’s a rundown of everything we know about what’s on the way.  

The Distillers

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The Distillers

Album: TBA
Release Date: TBA
It’s been 14 years since the last album from punkers the Distillers, eight years since Brody Dalle put out an LP under the name Spinnerette and three years since the singer released her solo debut, Diploid Love. But last year, Dalle hinted that she was working on new music, sharing a photo from her studio on Instagram with the caption, “I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly.” Then, on January 3rd, she upped the ante by posting a teaser video captioned “The Distillers 2018.” She hasn’t shared any other information about the lineup of the reunited band or potential touring plans. But it’s safe to assume that if she’s working on new music, it will be as raucous and defiant as her previous work. “I’m not afraid of aggression or conflict,” she told Noisey in 2013. “It’s a natural state of being for me. That’s what makes me feel alive.”

My Bloody Valentine

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My Bloody Valentine

Album: TBA
Release Date: TBA
It’s dangerous to assign a release date for a new My Bloody Valentine album – two decades elapsed between their 1991 masterpiece Loveless and their 2013 comeback MBV. Still, band founder Kevin Shields has predicted that the English shoegaze legends would soon release their fourth album. “We started recording it a year ago,” Shields told Pitchfork in November. “Basically, the record started off as an EP, and I realized it has to be, like, a mini-album, because it’s going to be at least 40 minutes long. So it’s going to be an album, but I don’t really know how many tracks it’s going to be. It’ll probably be seven or eight, by the looks of it.”