The 50 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2013

Last year, around this time, Stereogum published a list of the 50 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2012 and 13 of the albums eventually landed among Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012. Those 13 albums came from (listed here accompanied by their rank on the Top 50): Cloud Nothings (6); the Walkmen (8); Chairlift (9); Dirty Projectors (10); Grizzly Bear (16); the Men (17); Spiritualized (20); Sleigh Bells (24); Grimes (26); Cat Power (28); the Evens (45); Rick Ross (47); and the Shins (48).

Here is this year’s list.

50 Kvelertak – Meir (March, Indie Recordings)

49 Major Lazer – Free The Universe (2/19, Mad Decent/Downtown)

48 Autre Ne Veut – Anixety (2/12, Software Recording Company)

47 Jamie Lidell – Jamie Lidell (2/18, Warp)

46 William Tyler – Impossible Truth (3/19, Merge)

45 VHÖL – VHÖL (4/16, Profound Lore)

44 Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic(1/22, Jagjaguwar)

43 HAIM – TBD (Spring)

42 AlunaGeorge – TBD (June, Island Def Jam)

41 Beach Fossils – Clash The Truth (2/19, Captured Tracks)

40 Wavves – TBD (3/26, Mom + Pop)

39 Rhye – Woman (3/5, Loma Vista)

38 Free Energy – Love Sign (1/15, Free Energy Records)

37 Hilly Eye – Reasons To Live (1/22, Don Giovanni)

36 Doldrums – Lesser Evil (2/25, Souterrain Transmissions)

35 The Mary Onettes – Hit The Waves (3/12, Labrador)

34 Sun Kil Moon & The Album Leaf – Perils From The Sea (5/14, Caldo Verde)

33 Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze (Spring, Matador)

32 Bleeding Rainbow – Yeah Right (1/29, Kanine)

31 Devendra Banhart – Mala (Spring, Nonesuch)

30 Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse (2/5, Canvasback)

29 Ducktails – The Flower Lane (1/29, Domino)

28 Deafheaven – Sunbather (Spring, Deathwish Inc)

27 Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (1/22, Carpark)

26 Depeche Mode – TBD (March, Columbia)

25 Yo La Tengo – Fade (1/15, Matador)

24 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II (2/5, Jagjaguwar)

23 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away (2/18, Anti-)

22 Low – The Invisible Way (3/19, Sub Pop)

21 Queens Of The Stone Age – TBD

20 Marnie Stern – The Chronicles Of Marnia (3/19, Kill Rock Stars)

19 FIDLAR – FIDLAR (1/22, Mom & Pop)

18 Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob (1/29, Sire)

17 Local Natives – Hummingbird (1/29, Frenchkiss)

16 James Blake – TBD

15 Deerhunter – TBD

14 M.I.A. – Matangi

13 Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste (2/12, Interscope)

12 Iceage – You’re Nothing (2/19, Matador)

11 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – TBD (Spring)

10 A$AP Rocky – LongLiveA$AP (1/15, RCA)

09 Atoms For Peace – Amok (2/18, XL)

08 Christopher Owens – Lysandre (1/15, Fat Possum)

07 Cloud Nothings – TBD

06 The Knife – Shaking The Habitual (4/9, Rabid/Brille/Mute)

05 Phoenix – TBD (Spring, Glassnote)

04 Vampire Weekend – TBD

03 Earl Sweatshirt – Doris (Tan Cressida/Columbia)

02 Arcade Fire – TBD

01 My Bloody Valentine – TBD

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