Anticipated Albums 2012/2013/2014

So what new music am I looking forward to for 2012? Here are some album selections:

10th of January:

If - Bill Ryder-Jones


12th of January:

The Lion's Roar - First Aid Kit


31st of January:

Old Ideas - Leonard Cohen


31st of January:

Born to Die - Lana Del Rey


7th of February:

Le Voyage Dans La Lune - Air


7th of February:

Tramp - Sharon Van Etten


7th of February:

Paralytic Stalks - Of Montreal


14th of February:

Underrated Silence - Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters


14th of February:

Roses – The Cranberries


20th of February:

I Thought I Was an Alien - Soko


21st of February:

Visions - Grimes


21st of February:

Maraqopa - Damien Jurado


28th of February:

Ghostory – School of Seven Bells


28th of February:

The Slideshow Effect - Memoryhouse


March 2012:

Port of Morrow – The Shins


27th of March:

Rhine Gold - Choir of Young Believers


22nd of May

All Of Us, Together - Teen Daze

Other 2012 album releases:
Young Man in America - Anais Mitchell (February 28th, 2012)
One Second of Love - Nite Jewel(March 3rd)
Wrecking Ball - Bruce Springsteen (March 6th)
Kill for Love - Chromatics (March 26th)
A Wasteland Companion - M. Ward (April 10th)
This Machine - Dandy Warhols (April 24th)
The Body Wins - Sarah Jaffe (April 24th)
Little Broken Hearts - Norah Jones (May 1st)
Prophet - Ramona Falls (May 1st)
Strangeland - Keane (May 8th)
Bloom - Beach House (May 15th)
The Only Place - Best Coast (May 15th)
Gallery - Craft Spells (May 15th)
Not Your Kind of People - Garbage (May 22th)
Title TBA - Niki & The Dove (May 22nd)
In My Mind I Am Free - Blue Foundation (May 22nd)
The Absence - Melody Gardot (May 29th)
Valtari - Sigur Rós (May 29th)
Sister - Marissa Nadler (May 29th)
Here - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (May 29th)
We Saw from the Cheap Seats - Regina Spektor (May 29th)
Americana - Neil Young & Crazy Horse (June 5th)
Boys Don't Cry - Rumer (June 5th)
Temper Trap - The Temper Trap (June 5th)
There's No Leaving Now - The Tallest Man On Earth (June 11th)
Synthetica - Metric (June 12th)
Lucifer - Peaking Lights (June 19th)
In Our Heads - Hot Chip (June 19th)
Amanda Mair - Amanda Mair (June 19th)
The Hound Chronicles / Hot Garden Stomp - The Mountain Goats (June 26)
Fiona Apple (late June 2012)
One Lovely Day - Citizen Cope (July 17th)
Shrines - Purity Ring (July 24th )
Confess - Twin Shadow (July)
Good Morning to the Night - Elton John & Pnau (July 17)
Gossamer - Passion Pit (July 24th)
Underwater - Joshua Radin (July 31st)
Just Tell Me That You Want Me - Tribute To Fleetwood Mac - Various Artists (August 14)
Mature Themes - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (August 21st)
Four - Bloc Party (August 21st)
Nocturne - Wild Nothing (August 28th)
Havoc And Bright Lights - Alanis Morissette (August 28th)
The Salesman and the Shark - Sean Rowe (August 28th)
Privateering - Mark Knopfler (September 3rd)
Sun - Cat Power (September 4th)
I Know What Love Isn't - Jens Lekman (Sept 4th)
Tempest - Bob Dylan (Sept 11th)
Love This Giant - David Byrne & St. Vincent (September 11)
Coexist - The xx (September 11)
Observator - Raveonettes (September 11)
Away From The World - Dave Matthews Band (September 11)
Falling - Seapony (September 11)
The Spirit Indestructible - Nelly Furtado (September 11)
Elysium - Pet Shop Boys (Sept 18th)
Charmer - Aimee Mann (Sept 18th)
Mirage Rock - Band of Horses (September 18)
Runner - The Sea and Cake (September 18)
Battle Born - The Killers (Sept 25th)
Push and Shove - No Doubt (September 25)
Sundark and Riverlight - Patrick Wolf (September 25)
Transcendental Youth - The Mountain Goats (October 2)
Glad Rag Doll - Diana Krall (October 2)
The 2nd Law - Muse (October 2)
Other Worlds - Taken by Trees (October 2)
Sounds That Can't Be Made - Marillion (October 2)
Now for Plan A - The Tragically Hip (October 2)
Gold Dust - Tori Amos (October 2)
Halcyon - Ellie Goulding (October 8th)
Close-Up 4: Songs Of Family - Suzanne Vega (October 9)
Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood - John Cale (October 9th)
Diluvia - Freelance Whales (October 9)
The Haunted Man - Bat for Lashes (October 23rd)
Free Dimensional - Diamond Rings (October 23)
Tinsel And Lights - Tracey Thorn (October 30)
Psychedelic Pill - Neil Young & Crazy Horse (October 30)
Music from Another Dimension! - Aerosmith (November 6)
Smalhans - Lindstrom (November 6)
Free The Universe - Major Lazer (November 6)
The Inner Mansions - Teen Daze (November 6)
Born To Die - Lana Del Rey (The Paradise Edition) (Nov 12th)
LUX - Brian Eno (November 13)
Grace/Confusion - Memory Tapes (December 4)

Lost Sirens - New Order (January 14)
Fade - Yo La Tengo (January 15)
Awayland – Villagers (January 22)
Anything In Return - Toro y Moi (January 22)
Heartthrob - Tegan and Sara (January 29)

Wonderful, Glorious - Eels (February 5)
Holy Fire - Foals (February 12)
Push The Sky Away - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (February 19)
Songs for Imaginative People - Darwin Deez (February 19 )
Outrun - Kavinsky (February 25)
The Raven That Used To Sing (And Other Stories) - Steven Wilson (February 26)

Girl Who Got Away - Dido ( March 4)
Beast in Its Tracks - Josh Ritter (March 5)
Welcome Oblivion - How To Destroy Angels (March 5)
Sound City - Real to Reel (March 8)
Graffiti on the Train - Stereophonics (March 12)
The Deserters - Rachel Zeffira (March 12)
The Next Day - David Bowie ( March 12)
Muchacho – Phosphorescent (March 19)
Bloodsports - Suede (March 19)
Delta Machine - Depeche Mode (March 25)
Comedown Machine - The Strokes (March 26)
Don’t Get Too Grand - Donovan Woods (EP) (March 26)

The Terror - The Flaming Lips (April 1)
The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver ( April 2)
For Now I am Winter - Oluf Arnolds (April 2)
Shaking the Habitual - The Knife (April 8)
Wakin' on a Pretty Daze - Kurt Vile (April 9)
Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time – Steve Mason (April 9)
Stories Don’t End - Dawes (April 9)
Free the Universe - Major Lazer (April 15)
True Romance - Charli XCX (April 15)
Mosquito - Yeah Yeah Yeah’s (April 16)
The Terror - The Flaming Lips (April 16)
Ghost On Ghost - Iron & Wine ( April 16)
Alone Aboard the Ark - The Leisure Society (April 16)
Bankrupt! - Phoenix (April 23)
Ultramarine - Young Galaxy (April 23)
A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart – Bill Ryder Jones (April 23)

Heart of Nowhere - Noah and the Whale (May 6)
Volume 3 - She & Him (May 7)
Monomania - Deerhunter (May 7)
Strange Pleasures - Still Corners (May 7)
Limits Of Desire - Small Black (May 14)
Pale Green Ghosts – John Grant (May 14)
Second Hand Rapture - MS MR (May 14)
Modern Vampires Of The City - Vampire Weekend ( May 14)
The Conversation - Texas (May 20)
Random Access Memories - Daft Punk (May 21)
Trouble Will Find Me - The National (May 20)
Once I Was An Eagle - Laura Marling (May 27)
Brass Tactics - David Byrne & St Vincent (free EP) (May 28)

Immunity - Jon Hopkins (June 3)
Desire Lines - Camera Obscura (June 4)
Personal Record - Eleanor Friedberger (June 4)
The Bling Ring: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (June 11)
The Ballad of Boogie Christ - Joseph Arthur (June 11)
Tomorrow's Harvest - Boards Of Canada (June 11)

The Travels - Molly Nilsson (July 8)
Me Moan - Daughn Gibson (July 9)
Only God Forgives: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Cliff Martinez (July 16)
The Big Dream - David Lynch (July 16)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (July 23)
Songs Cycled - Van Dyke Parks (July 23)

Moderat: Moderat II (August 2)
Paracosm - Washed Out (August 13)
Loud City Song - Julia Holter (August 20)
Permanent Signal - Porcelain Raft (August 20)
Hesitation Marks - Nine Inch Nails (September 3)
Tales of Us - Goldfrapp (September 10)
AM - Arctic Monkeys (September 10)
Dynamics - Holy Ghost! (September 10)
Feels Like Home - Sheryl Crow (September 10)
Dream River - Bill Callahan (September 17)
In Rolling Waves - The Naked and Famous (September 17)
At Home - Keep Shelly In Athens (September 17)
And I'll Scratch Yours (cover album of Peter Gabriel songs) (September 23)
Seasons Of Your Day - Mazzy Star (September 24)
Aventine - Agnes Obel (September 30)
Glacier - Teen Daze (October 1)
R Plus Seven - Oneohtrix Point Never (October 1)
Innocents – Moby (October 1)
Lightning Bolt - Pearl Jam (October 15)
Outside - CFCF (October 22)
[Title TBA] - The Arcade Fire (October 29)

Warpaint - Warpaint (January 21)
Brothers and Sisters Of The Eternal Son - Damien Jurado (January 21)

(Last updated 6 November 2013)

What new music are you most excited about for spring 2012? What did I miss? Any thoughts on the albums above? Share your views in the comments!


  1. I am really looking forward to that Air album as well. Didn't know the Shins had a new LP coming out. Should be interesting to see what direction they take.

  2. Nothing majorly exciting me yet but have a feeling the Grimes album may be a keeper.

  3. @Eric: I'm a huge fan of Air too, can't wait. I always mix up in my head Sufjan Stevens and The Shins, hopefully Port of Morrow is as interesting as the album artwork ( :

    @Burning Reels: Maybe the best music will come from unknowns ( : Grimes are a bit hit and miss with me, a few of their tracks I can't stop listening to- I shared those on my top dream pop songs list.

  4. Fiona Apple is finally doing new album? I thought this day will never come.

  5. @Sati: The long delay suggests Fiona Apple similar to Extraordinary Machine era, again has an impasse with the record label. According to wikipedia, she's finished the new songs, so now we need a release date. Or maybe some day she will leak the songs herself. Stay hopeful ( :

  6. Wow February looks to be an amazing month. Can't wait to hear the new Air, The Cranberries, and School of Seven Bells.

  7. With you for Of Montreal, Cohen and The Shins for sure! Need to check some of these bands out, I'm a bit out of the new scene, have been listening to a lot of country lately heh : -)

  8. @Bonjour Tristesse: Yes, lots of stuff to look forward to in February.

    @Anna: Hope my list can help you find some new music. Talking of country, check out this in my opinion cool movie-related track: Eastwood (Feat. Clint Eastwood) - Brad Paisley

  9. yeah! Bec Sandridge is very catchy. Very folky. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

    love, polly

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  13. I only recognize Air, Cranberries and Soko. They all seem interesting! I want hear the new Soko songs, maybe it will get maturer? I don't know. Great list, Chris!

  14. @Andina: You can already listen to a few of the new Soko songs on youtube, check wikipedia for track names:

  15. Seems like I have a bit different taste than you (I do like The Shins), but I'll definitely take a listen to your look forward to's. I'm anticipating Dr. Dog-Be The Void, Delta Spirit-Self Titled, The Killers, Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Pearl Jam, Frightened Rabbit, The Mars Volta, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age and

  16. @Patrick: Yeah, I think you are more of a rock music guy than me. Thanks a lot for sharing your anticipated albums, I didn't know Pearl Jam are putting out a new LP in late 2012, and the rumoured U2 album is a must-listen (ps the Achtung Baby U2 cover album from 2011 was pretty good and could be your taste)


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