When I made my end of the year list for 2012, I did not even realize all the good stuff potentially being released this year. OK, so here’s an updated list. 2013 is going to be a great year for music.
- The Dangerous Summer
I don’t think it’s possible that I won’t love their new album.
Shoot. I never even got The Valley but I probably will eventually. Regardless, I’m hoping for something good.
Would It Kill You? was such a leap forward for this band. I don’t think anyone saw that coming. I’m expecting good things.
- Jimmy Eat World
With 7 albums already under their belt, and most of them being awesome, there’s really no doubt this will be another solid release.
I’m excited to see where this band will go after Dig Up the Dead; I really loved that album.
- The National
First time I listened to this band I hated them then they eventually grew on me and I listened to High Violet on repeat for a while. I can now say I’m a fan and I’m looking forward to some new stuff.
The way I’ve seen it, this band has gotten better with each album so hopefully their new one will continue that streak.
- Relient K
This band has a knack for good, catchy pop-rock songs. I’m sure this will be some more of that.
- Saves the Day
I think this is another band with a solid discography but you either like them or you don’t. I like them.
Possibly my favorite pop-punk band right now. Listen & Forgive took me a while to get into but once I did, I was hooked. Can’t imagine the new album not being great.
Honorable mentions: Balance & Composure, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Devine, Moving Mountains
There’s also some stuff I’m not even sure is going to be released this year but I’m hoping:
- Arcade Fire
- Brand New (always hoping)
- Into It. Over It.
- Manchester Orchestra
- Tigers Jaw