2016 Albums to Get Hyped For

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The 2016 albums that music lovers should start getting hyped for.

Introduction

I’ve told you my favourite music videos and albums of the year, plus the albums that disappointed the most. Now its time to look ahead to the music releases I’m most excited for next year.

2016 Albums to Get Hyped For

8) Hinds (fka Deers) – Leave Me Alone (January 8th)

Hinds (fka Deers)

This year has seen a lot of success for Spanish lo-fi band Hinds (fka Deers), having been featured by a myriad of music publications, getting most of the internet hyped for their debut.  Their releases so far were collected on the compilation album The Very Best of Hinds So Far, where their infectious energy is quite clearly on display. Their album comes out at the very start of 2016 and should start the year in music off with a bang. Listen to Garden from Leave Me Alone below.

Source: Consequence of Sound

7) Sunflower Bean – Human Ceremony (February 5th)

Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean is a lo-fi, dark psychedelic-style rock band from New York, fronted by model Julia Cumming. I first caught their attention when I was recommended their track Tame Impala. They may not have deep and complex lyrics, but instead focus on creating a depressive yet powerfully spirited tracks. Their debut album Human Ceremony comes via the reknowned Fat Possum Records, who have released music from Wavves, Youth Lagoon, Yuck  and more. Listen to Wall Watcher from  Human Ceremony below.

Source: Fader

6) AlunaGeorge – Untitled (Early 2016)

Alunageorge

AlunaGeorge is most well-known for featuring on Disclosure’s hit number one dance track White Noise. Their first album Body Music features a mixture of R&B, house and more to create a unique sound that especially translates rather well in a live setting. This year they signed to Interscope Records, whose acts include popular acts such as Tame Impala, No Doubt and U2. Not much is currently known about their follow-up due next year, apart from that the duo have stated that they will not be trying to emulate the success from the Discolsure track that helped bring them their original fame.

Source: DIY

5) Låpsley – Untitled (Early 2016)

Lapsley

Understudy, Låpsley’s second EP and first release on XL Recordings, released this year after she was heavily praised by Radio 1 and being featured on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury 2014. Each of her tracks are, for the most part, slow and intimate, with beautifully simplistic atmospheres. The fact that Holly Fletcher (Låpsley’s real name) is only currently 19 is incredibly surprising because of the maturity of her music. Her debut album is set to come out in early 2016 and can be expected to help push her into the eyes of the mainstream music audience.

Source: Gigwise

4) M83 – Untitled (???)

M83

Anthony Gonzalez’s M83’s previous album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is a stunningly beautiful electronic album that Pitchfork has described as one of the best albums of the decade and has often moved me to tears. Tracks such as Midnight City rose the release to futher popularity. In 2016 the follow-up is hopefully finally going to release after a long 5 year gap. Hopefully the success found for the band will have allowed them such a great level of creative control that it ends up blowing us all away.

Source: Indie 88

3) Justice – Untitled (???)

Justice

Justice is another band that fans will have waited half a decade for a new record from. What is perhaps most exciting about the prospect of new music from the French duo is the fact that they may do another tour, and with their live shows being apparently legendary this is no small thing.

Source: Festivalrykten

2) The xx – Untitled (???)

The xx

The xx seem to be set on releasing new music frequently. Hopefully this frequent output won’t result in a reduced quality, but so far there definitley has been now signs of this ever happening. And with Jamie xx gaining large popularity this year perhaps their third album will have an interesting direction that even their most hardcore of fans weren’t expecting?

Source: BBC

1) Gorillaz – Untitled (???)

Gorillaz

The new album of 2016 that the Internet as a collective seems to be the most hyped for, and for good reason. The Gorillaz are a household name that hasn’t released true new material since 2010. They are also another band that fans are clarmering to see announce touring, which should hopefully happen after the album drops.

Source: Consequence of Sound

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