The following is a list of music albums, EPs, and mixtapes released in These are notable albums, defined as having received significant coverage from reliable sources independent of the subject. For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see in music.
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The UK may be facing a strict lockdown for the first quarter of , but thankfully, there's plenty of exciting new releases to help us through N III became his first Top 20 hit. Bicep - Isles Belfast-born, London-based duo Bicep say their new album represents a "snapshot in time", with the tracks recorded in "home-listening" versions for the record, before evolving into new iterations for their live shows this year. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific. SG Lewis - Times The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is releasing his long-awaited debut album in , featuring current hit Feed The Fire. Maximo Park - Nature Always Wins. I hope you will love it just as much as I do. Thunder - All The Right Noises. Production on the record comes courtesy of Jack Antonoff, and longtime collaborator Rick Nowles on Yosemite. Evanescence - The Bitter Truth.
Here's all the great music coming your way this summer and beyond.
On top of live music being put on hold, many artists' ability to get to the recording studio or roll out an album as intended have been affected, leading to release date pushback after pushback and putting a big question mark on the state of the industry in the long-term. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to look forward to on the horizon. Maybe the new Dylan is what your dad will be blaring from his speakers all summer, but here's what you should look out for if you're looking for something from new, up-and-coming bands and trending pop and rap acts. Here are the albums to look out for this summer and beyond.
Collective experience was hard to come by in , except when it came to music. Surely we deserve them at this point. As in , expect this music-industry turning point to keep on spinning.