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Top 10 Tuesdays: Most Anticipated Albums of 2013

By January 16, 2013

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In 2013, pigs will fly and hell will freeze over. Oh, no, wait, wait, sorry. I mean: My Bloody Valentine will release the follow-up to Loveless, and The Avalanches will release the follow-up to Since I Left You.

It's been 22 years since the former, and 13 years since the latter, and in that time fans have learned to be suspicious of promises that either album was imminent. Yet the MBV LP is apparently mastered, and The Avalanches record, well, it's still shrouded in mystery, but their recent spate of high-profile collaborations suggests that something is about to be unleashed. Right?

In 2013, bands returning from lengthy lay-offs to deliver long-awaited albums could be a recurring theme. After all, April alone will herald the return of The Knife, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Phoenix. Could Modest Mouse be far behind? Could the long-awaited new album for Glass Candy (pictured!) actually materialize?

Two weeks into 2013, there's optimism to be had in abundance. Yes to all of them! And all of these: the 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2013...


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