We Can’t Wait to Hear These Albums in 2021

Last year was long, but these artists promise to bring us the best of what they've been working on for the past 12 months or so very soon. Get ready for some of the most exciting new albums of 2021 that we're psyched about!
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After a good 12 months of unbridled chaos, it’s no surprise that we already have quite the lineup of artists ready to infuse some new energy into this coming year. There are tons of new albums slated for release through about May of 2021, and we can’t wait to see what these musicians have in store.

Get ready for exciting debuts from rising acts like Ashnikko and Arlo Parks; the next chapters in the journeys of solidified stars like Drake and Zayn, the latter being the new father of a baby girl with Gigi Hadid; and even the return of Evanescence after years of relative silence.

Rock along with Weezer as they finally release their Van-Halen inspired album Van Weezer, or chill out to some moody tunes by the 25-year-old alt/emo/folk-rock maverick, Julien Baker. No matter what your vibe may be, so far, this year looks to be an exciting one for fans of every genre.

2020 taught us to expect the unexpected – and for these musicians, that’s a challenge they’re ready to meet.


It may be a bit cold outside, but that’s a great excuse to lay in bed with your headphones and listen to these new releases on repeat!

Dangerous: The Double Album by Morgan Wallen

Dead Hand Control by Baio

demidevil by Ashnikko

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New Fragility by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Two Saviors by Buck Meek

Certified Lover Boy by Drake

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Sound Ancestors by Madlib and Four Tet

Blame Game by Beach Bunny

Nobody Is Listening by Zayn


Narrow Sea by Caroline Shaw

Heaux Tales by Jazmine Suillivan

Greenfield: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1 by Barry Gibb

Collapsed in Sunbeams by Arlo Parks


Halfway through February is, of course, Valentine’s Day – but it also marks the official end of Cuffing Season. Expect some emotional releases to drop this month.

times by SG Lewis

Sixty Summers by Julia Stone

Open Door Policy by The Hold Steady

Life Rolls On by Florida Georgia Line


Death by Rock and Roll by The Pretty Reckless

Little Oblivions by Julien Baker

The Shadow I Remember by Cloud Nothings

That’s Life by Willie Nelson


Legacy by Femi and Made Kuti

Tyron by Slowthai

Cool Dry Place by Katy Kirby

Medicine at Midnight by Foo Fighters


Ignorance by The Weather Station

As the Love Continues by Mogwai

A Billion Little Lights by Wild Pink

Who Am I? by Pale Waves

Music: Songs From and Inspired by the Motion Picture by Sia



As we move into the springtime, we can look forward to sprouting flowers, growing sunshine and – wouldn’t you know it – Ringo Starr!

Endless Arcade by Teenage Fanclub

Zoom In by Ringo Starr


As Days Get Dark by Arab Strap

The Bitter Truth by Evanescence


April & May

April showers bring May flowers and a whole new side of Weezer.

The Battle at Garden’s Gate by Greta Van Fleet

Van Weezer by Weezer


This list will grow exponentially throughout the year, but these new releases alone are sure to add some much-needed vibrance and novelty to our playlists. Which upcoming albums are you most excited for?