Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 (Quarter 1)

Welp, it's 2011. And today, we're proud to say, we're celebrating our first birthday. It's been a very fun year for us at Speakers in Code, but we're extremely excited about what's in store - musically, especially - for 2011. Here are the 25 upcoming albums we're, like, totally psyched about, coming your way in the next three months.

1 Smith Westerns | Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum)
Street Date: January 18th
Listen: "Weekend"


2 Cowboy Junkies | Demons (Latent Recordings)
Street Date: January 18th
Listen: "West of Rome"

3 The Decemberists | The King is Dead (Capitol)
Street Date: January 18th
Listen: "Down By The Water" [download]


4 TENNIS | Cape Dory (Fat Possum)
Street Date: January 18th
Listen: "Take Me Somewhere" [download]


5 Destroyer | Kaputt (Merge)
Street Date: January 25th
Listen: "Chinatown" [download]


6 Iron & Wine | Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros.)
Street Date: January 25th
Listen: "Tree By the River" [download]


7 Nicole Atkins | Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie)
Street Date: January 25th
Listen: "Vultures" [download]


8 U.S. Royalty | Mirrors (unsigned)
Street Date: January 25th
Listen: "Equestrian" [download]


9 Dr. Dre – Detox (Aftermath)
Street Date: February 2011
Listen: "Kush"


10 Junk Culture | Summer Friends (Illegal Art)
Street Date: February 1st

11 The Civil Wars | Barton Hollow (Sensibility Music)
Street Date: February 1st
Listen: "Barton Hollow"


12 Cut Copy | Zonoscope (Modular)
Street Date: February 8th
Listen: "Take Me Over" [download]


13 Beans - End It All (Anticon)
Street Date: February 15th
Listen: "Deathsweater" [download]


14 Bright Eyes | The People's Key (Saddle Creek)
Street Date: February 15th
Listen: "Shell Games" [download]


15 The Twilight Singers | Dynamite Steps (Sub Pop)
Street Date: February 15th
Listen: "The Blackbird and The Fox" [download]


16 The Low Anthem | Smart Flesh (Nonesuch)
Street Date: February 22nd
Listen: "Ghost Woman Blues" [download]


17 Toro Y Moi | Underneath The Pine (Carpark)
Street Date: February 22th
Listen: "Still Sound" [download]


18 Lucinda Williams | Blessed (Lost Highway)
Street Date: March 1st

19 Lykke Li | Wounded Rhymes (LL Recordings)
Street Date: March 1st
Listen: "Get Some" [download]


20 Rural Alberta Advantage | Departing (Saddle Creek)
Street Date: March 1st
Listen: "Stamp" [download]


21 R.E.M. | Collapse Into Now (Warner Bros.)
Street Date: March 8th
Listen: "Discoverer" [download]


22 Wye Oak | Civilian (Merge)
Street Date: March 8th
Listen: "Civilian" [download]


23 William Fitzsimmons | Gold in the Shadow (Nettwerk)
Street Date: March 22nd

24 The Mountain Goats | All Eternals Deck (Merge)
Street Date: March 29th

25 Jill Andrews | The Mirror (TBA)
Street Date: [update - Jill's album will be released on May 24th]
Listen: "A Little Less"

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