Friday, April 1, 2011

Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 (Quarter 2)

TV on the Radio's album art for Nine Kinds of Light
Back on our first birthday, we published a list of 25 albums over which we were salivating.

We've barely had time to mop up our drool from January, February, and March's all-star releases, and now we're back, in similar fashion, with another list of 25 set to drop in Quarter Numero Dos of this year, a quarter that includes the end all, be all of music purchasing celebrations, Record Store Day.

Which albums are you gonna pick up?

1 Cold Cave - Cherish The Light Years (Matador)
Street Date: April 5th
Listen: "Underworld USA"

2 Ha Ha Tonka | Death of a Decade (Bloodshot)
Street Date: April 5th
Listen: "Usual Suspects"

3 Matthew Mayfield | Now You're Free (Sweet Exchange Records)
Street Date: April 5th
Listen: "Come Back Home"

4 The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave (Vice)
Street Date: April 5th
Listen: "Forget That You're Wrong"

5 The Apache Relay - American Nomad (Thirty Tigers)
Street Date: April 12th
Listen: "American Nomad"

6 Cameron McGill & What Army | Is A Beast
Street Date: April 12th
Listen: "Houdini"

7 Sonny and the Sunsets - Hit After Hit (Fat Possum)
Street Date: April 12th
Listen: "I Wanna Do It"

8 TV on the Radio | Nine Types of Light (4AD)
Street Date: April 12th
Listen: "Caffeinated Consciousness"

9 Panda Bear - Tomboy (Paw Tracks)
Street Date: April 19th
Listen: "Tomboy"

10 The Belle Brigade | The Belle Brigade (Reprise)
Street Date: April 19th
Listen: "Sweet Louise"

11 Emmylou Harris | Hard Bargain (Nonesuch)
Street Date: April 26th
Listen: "The Road"

12 Architecture in Helsinki | Moment Bends (Modular)
Street Date: May 3rd
Listen: "Contact High"

13 Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
Street Date: May 3rd
Listen: "Helplessness Blues"

14 Brandi Carlile | Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony (Columbia Records)
Street Date: May 3rd
Listen: "Before It Breaks" (via Filter)

15 Amanda Shires | Carrying Lightning (Silver Knife Records)
Street Date: May 3rd
Listen: "When You Need a Train It Never Comes"

16 The Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida (Fat Possum)
Street Date: May 10th
Listen: "Ponzi"

17 Okkervil River | I Am Very Far (Jagjaguwar)
Street Date: May 10th
Listen: "Wake and Be Fine"

18 Tyler, the Creator - Goblin (XL)
Street Date: May 10th
Listen: "Yonkers"

19 Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi | Rome (Lex Records)
Street Date: May 17th
Listen:"Two Against One"

20 The Elected | Bury Me In My Rings (Vagrant)
Street Date: May 17th
Listen: "Babyface"

21 Art Brut - Brilliant! Tragic! (Cooking Vinyl)
Street Date: May 23rd
Listen: "Unprofessional Wrestling"

22 Death Cab For Cutie | Codes And Keys (Atlantic)
Street Date: May 31st
Listen: "You Are Not a Tourist"

23 My Morning Jacket | Circuital (ATO)
Street Date: May 31st
Listen: "Circuital" (live)

24 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. | It's A Corporate World (Quite Scientific)
Street Date: June 7th
Listen: "Morning Thought"

25 Matt Nathanson | Modern Love (Vanguard) 
Release Date: June 7th
Listen: "Faster"

More Speakers-Endorsed Releases:

April 5th
The Kills - Blood Pressures (Domino)
Daft Punk - TRON: Legacy R3CONF1GUR3D (Walt Disney)

April 12th
Crystal Stilts - In Love with Oblivion (Slumberland)
Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys! (V2)
Vivian Girls - Share the Joy (In The Red)

April 19th
I'm From Barcelona - Forever Today (Mute)

April 26th
Julian Lynch - Terra (Underwater Peoples)
Steve Earle | I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (New West Records)
Times New Viking - Dancer Equired (Merge)

May 3rd
Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (Capitol)

May 10th
The Antlers - Burst Apart (Frenchkiss)

May 17th
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV (Cash Money)

May 24th
Boris - Attention Please/Heavy Rocks (Southern)
Friendly Fires - Pala (XL)
Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts (Ecstatic Peace)

May 31st
Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs (Monkeywrench)
The Melvins - Sugar Daddy Live (Ipecac)
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Sub Pop)
The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From the Vaccines? (Columbia)

June 7th
Arctic Monkeys - Suck and See (Domino)
Black Lips - Arabia Mountain (Vice)
Jill Andrews - The Mirror (Thirty Tigers)
Fucked Up - David Comes To Life (Matador)
Sondre Lerche - Sondre Lerche (Rounder)
The Rosebuds - Loud Planes Fly Low (Merge)

June 14th
Junior Boys - It’s All True (Own)
Woods - Sun & Shade (Woodist)

June 21st
Centro-matic | Candidate Waltz (Thirty Tigers)
Liam Finn - FOMO (Yep Roc)
Yacht - Shangri-La (DFA)

Fingers crossed for June:
Bon Iver - TBD (Jagjaguwar)
GIVERS - TBD (Glassnote)
Coldplay - TBD (Capitol)
Cymbals Eat Guitars: TBD (Barsuk)
Fiona Apple: TBD
Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne (Roc-A-Fella)
M83: TBD (Mute)

1 comment:

  1. Very nice list. The new Ha Ha Tonka is extremely good, a huge step forward for those guys. I can't stop listening to it. I'm also very excited about the first full-length from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

    Another highly anticipated release (for me, at least) not included here is Low's C'mon.