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2017 Fall Music Roundup

What do Fergie, Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson, U2, St Vincent, Kaskade, The Killers, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Gwen Stefani and Sia all have in common? 

They’re all fighting for the top spot on your fall music playlists. 

Happy streaming! 

Fergie/Double Dutchess Hard to believe, but it’s been eleven years since Ms. Fergie served us with her chart destroying debut solo set, The Dutchess. But thanks to some crazy big beats (“Hungry,” “Like It Ain’t Nothin,” “You Already Know,” the electric, “Tension”), A-list guest stars (Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Y.G.) and the fact that will.i.am is nowhere to be found on the project, it’s like the former BEP/Wild Orchid front-diva never left us. Of course, shit does get a little real throughout the “Glamorous” owner’s sophomore set thanks to her recent split from Josh Duhamel, so get ready to grab those tissues when mid-tempo grooves “Life Goes On,” Love is Blind,” “A Little Work” and the rocked out “Love is Pain” take over your love-scorned life. Streaming Now

The Killers/Wonderful Wonderful   Whether on the trippy title track, the ramped up “Run For Cover,” the disco-ey, “The Calling,” or the life ready album closer, “Have All the Songs Been Written?,” make no mistake, Brandon Flowers and his killer Killers band mates are back in full force. In fact, it’s hard to believe that it’s been five long years since their set, Battle Room, as it certainly doesn’t sound that way at all. Welcome back, boys. Streaming Now

Demi Lovato/Tell Me You Love Me We all know that Ms. Lovato can sing (see:everything she’s ever recorded), but according to a recent tea with EW, her much anticipated new studio set is the album that proves that she can really, really sang. “I wanted to make sure that this album showcased my voice,” spilled Lovato to the mag about the new record, which is also taking the former Camp Rock diva into a more R&B laced territory thanks to producers Warren “Oak” Felder (Alessia Cara) and John Hill(Santigold). So, who’s ready to scream some new Demi grooves at the top of their lungs this fall? Like you’re not doing that with “Sorry Not Sorry” already. Streaming Now 

Shania Twain/Now It’s been fifteen years since Ms. Twain got us all Up!, but the iconic songstress is back and more than fired up on her much, much, much anticipated new set. Recent album cuts, “We Got Something They Don’t,” “Swingin’ With Eyes Closed” and “Life’s About to Get Good,” don’t just showcase a true country music legend that’s still got it, but it makes us realize just how much we truly needed some brand spankin’ new Ms. Shania in our headphones. Go on, girl…Who needs Mutt, anyway? Streaming Now 

Gwen Stefani/You Make it Feel Like Christmas It’s Ms. Stefani’s very first Christmas album…need we say more? Absolutely not. Streaming Now 

P!nk/Beautiful Trauma Does this one really need an explanation? Welcome back, Ms. Moore. The five years since Let’s Talk About Love has been way too long..but we’re ready to hear whatever you have to say–and chances are it will be wildly relevant–on your much, much anticipated seventh studio set. Streaming Now 

St. Vincent/Masseduction  You would think the pressure would be high for Ms. St. Vincent (real name..Annie Clark) in recording the follow-up to her 2014 stand out self-titled set, but according to EW, the deep diva had a grand time in creating a batch of ’80s inspired numbers with red-hot producer Jack Antoniff (Lorde, Taylor) while creating a fresh plethora of those bangin’ beats that only she knows how to deliver. “I wanted it to be all programmed beats, and I wanted it to have a lot of pedal steel,” she spilled,” I love the sound of pedal steel-it’s the sound of heartbreak.” Sigh…this should be good and most likely one of the hottest, yet chilled out releases of the fall.  Streaming Now 

Kelly Clarkson/Meaning of Life  If you listen and watch the video for “Love So Soft,” Ms. Clarkson’s lead single to her upcoming eighth (!!) studio album, you may notice that she’s having a really, really good time, both creatively and personally . That’s not to say she hasn’t been having fun serving us hit-after-hit (you know them..all) over the past fifteen years since she won American Idol, but due to a recent and very public battle with her former label, RCA, the “Since You’ve Been Gone” diva has migrated to a much happier place…Atlantic Records. And this time, Clarkson’s got lots of creative control and has created a funkier, jazzier sound that will no doubt take her still oh, so powerful to soaring new heights, especially on the Whitney-esque ballad, “I Don’t Think About You,” the brassed up, “Whole Lotta Woman” and the sultry, “Slow Jam.” Oct. 27th can’t get here fast enough. 

Weezer/Pacific Daydream For their eleventh studio outing (yes, you’re that old), Rivers Cuomo and his “Buddy Holly” boys will not just be giving fans their third Weezer album in four years, but creating a sound that’s part ’90s/part their standout Blue Album. But don’t think it’s one-in-the-same as Cuomo recently told EW that the long-last rock band’s new music has a distinct sound that’s “the Clash playing Pet Sounds.” We’re ready. Oct. 27th

Sam Smith Looking at how lead singles “Too Good at Goodbyes” and the Timbaland produced “Pray” have already taken over our love sick worlds, we’ll all be welcoming the English Breakfast Tea sipping crooner back with open arms when his sophomore set, The Thrill of it All, drops at the top of next month. And of course, with a little tears, too. Nov. 3rd 

Maroon 5 You might want to grab some Botox because it’s been fifteen years since Maroon 5 served us with their blockbuster debut, Songs About Jane. But then again…time really does fly when you’re continuously owning the Billboard charts and a chair on The Voice, right, Mr. Levine? There’s really nothing to say here except that we can expect more catchy hooks, love laced lyrics and a fresh batch of that M5 disco rock sound that we’ve all come to know and love over the years. Admit it…you’ve already listened to “What Lovers Do” like, one-hundred times today. Nov. 3rd 

Taylor Swift/Reputation  Sigh…….here we fucking go….again. (Nov.10th) 

Walk The Moon/What If Nothing Although lead single “One Foot” is a tad bit more laid-back than their 2014 smash, “Shut Up and Dance,” it still gets the job done while getting us more than ready for whatever these boisterous boys from Cincinnati have planned for their fourth studio set. (Nov. 17th) 

U2/Songs of Experience  Not only is this the follow-up to 2014’s excellent Songs of Innocence, but Bono and the boys actually put the record on hold due to the many, many political changes that have taken place recently (know of any?), and rewired the record to keep it all relevant. And if there’s any music act out there who can get the point across on top of some truly loud and explosively classic chords, riffs and rhythms, it’s certainly these Jameson swigging rock legends. December 1st 

 Tove Lo If lead single “Disco Tits” is any indication, Ms. Lo is about to release the greatest fucking album of the year. (TBD) 

Sia  Although there’s little tea to be spilled about the “Cheap Thrills” diva’s upcoming holiday record (no, you’re not hallucinating), we do know that she’s back with her music bestie, Greg Kurstin (“She is unbelievable,” Kurstin spilled to EW recently), to most likely give us an album–and a few present-popping videos–that’ll be guaranteed to lift all of our spirits…especially this year. You might want to add this one to your list..right now. TBA 

Rihanna  Although not officially on the roster, the “Kiss it Better” songstress has been rumored to be working on new tracks, and it has been almost two years since she served us with her electrified Anti set. But in the meantime, another round of “Wild Thoughts” is always a good idea while we anxiously await RiRi’s next music move…because life. 

Also to put on your music “to do” lists this fall…….

Macklemore/Gemini(streaming now)……….Rostam/Half-Light(streaming now)……….Miley Cyrus/Younger Now(Sept. 29th)……Echosmith/Outside a Dream(Sept. 29th)………. Hurts/Desire(Sept. 29th)…….. Liam Gallagher/As You Were(Oct.6th)…….Kelela/Take Me Apart(Oct.6th)…….  Marilyn Manson/Heaven Upside Down(Oct. 6th)……  Same Feldt/Sunrise(streaming now)…….. Jessie James Decker/Southern Girl City Lights(streaming now)…… Robert Plant/Carry Fire(streaming now)…….Beck/Colors(streaming now)……..Margo Price/All American Made(streaming now)……Jessie Ware/Glasshouse(Oct. 20th)………Niall Horan(Oct/TBD)……..Kelsea Ballerini/Unapologetically(Nov. 3rd)……Evanescence/Synthesis(Nov. 10th…….. Mavis Staples/If All I Was Was Black(Nov. 17th)………….Tim McGraw & Faith Hill(Nov.)……Chris Stapleton/From A Room(TBD)……..Wiz Khalifa(TBD)………Bjork/Utopia(TBA)

 

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2017 Summer Music Round Up


Whether you’re at the block party or the BBQ, on the floor or in the backyard, all up in a fierce workout or owning the bedroom, it is absolutely our right to stack up as much summer music as possible to keep it all (and those tan lines) in check all SPF season long. 

So, sit back, pour a glass of summer music iced tea and let the latest sets and sonnets from Jay Z, Calvin Harris, Tieks, Hed Kandi, Katy Perry, ZZ Ward, DJ Khaled, Phoenix, Faith Evans (with Biggie!) and extraordinary drag queen, Pissi Myles, make all of your sun-kissed groove dreams come..alive

Pissi Myles/”Babashook” In case you weren’t born this way yet, a few days ago NYC, err, East Coast owning drag diva, the truly one-of-a-kind, Ms. Pissi Myles (she’s most likely hiding in your closet as we speak) delivered the giggly and ghoulish clip for, “Babashook,” an ode (which Myles co-wrote with comedian Topher Cusumano) to The Babadook, the rainbow comunity’s latest and greatest Netflix Streaming Bish. (For much more Babadook tea, take a seat right here). 

In the colorful, yet oh, so fucking delightfully bat shit cray clip (which was directed by Joe la Scola with creative direction by Myles’ husband/extraordinary photographer, Mr. David Ayllon) Myles serves us face and teeth for daze complete with sexy back up dancers (hey, there Mr. Chris Urban..you betta werk with those moves) who perfectly compliment the twisted rhymes that Ms. Myles has provided for us, in which all of this is guaranteed to bring The Babadook out in you all summer long. Now, watch…and then go to iTunes and add Ms. Pissi Myles “Babashook” to the top and bottom of your summer 2017 playlists…now. 

Katy Perry/Witness  Although the music shade has certainly been real from fans and critics alike when it comes to, well, anything having to do with Ms. Perry’s latest body of werk….it’s really not that bad…is it? Actually…no. Chances are, the world just wasn’t (it’s currently sliding waaay down the Billboard charts) ready for a beat heavy set from the former Teenage Dream queen. But standouts “Tsunami,” “Swish Swish,” “Deja Vu,” “Chained to the Rhythm,” “Bon Appetit” and the summer life owning title track may just have you diving a little deeper into Ms. Katy’s now much maligned fifth studio record. So, go ahead take a chance…your sun-kissed life may just thank you. 

Hed Kandi  Calling ALL dance music/vibe lovers….your summer/life just isn’t complete until you’ve bagged up everything that tremendous overseas dance music record label Hed Kandi has to offer, including their 2017 collection, the workout themed, Strong and Sexy compilation and the summer baby makin’ set, Back to Love. And once you’ve bagged them all up (and certainly then some..go here for it all), you’ll be exposed to such delicious delights like David Morales “Needin’ You,” Tieks’ “Sunshine,” Joe Stone’s “Man Enough,” and seriously thousands more. In other words, just fucking dance it out to anything Hed Kandi all god damn summer long..because we must. 

Calvin Harris/Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1  If you’re looking for a record full of explosive beats from the world’s highest paid DJ on his latest studio venture, you best look back to last year when his RiRi collaboration, “This Is What You Came For” was (and still most certainly fucking is) owning our summer lives. However, that should definitely not detour you from diving headphones first into Taylor Swift’s ex’s latest romp in which ten laid back grooves take you away like a warm summer music breeze. Standouts include the Nicki Minaj owned “Skrt on Me,” the Migos/Frank Ocean starring “Slide,” the thrupling of Pharrell/Katy/Big Sean on “Feels,” and well, pretty much every other track. Just..listen..it’s that simple. Go. 

Phoenix/Ti Amo  Another one of those summer records where you just have to put those windows of life down and just…ride. Indie vibe kissed quartet Phoenix certainly brings lots of delicious vibes to the summer music table with their latest offering. Whether it’s the amped up, “Role Model,” the clap-happy “Lovelace,” or the groovy title track, this record certainly has a little something for everyone…which of course is the best part of..it all. Listen up. 

Jay Z/4:44  Like you haven’t listened to it 765, 445 times already this summer. And hello, Mizz Becky, it’s nice to wonder who the fuck you are again. And of course, the Hov’s latest is only on Tidal, kids. So, go here now to Bey’s babies(!!) Daddy’s latest. 

Faith Evans/The Notorious B.I.G./The King and I:Legacy  No, you’re not hallucinating….the King & Queen of all things Rap, Hip Hop and R&B are back together once again delivering a tremendous twenty-five track set full of everything that will have you musically living like it’s 1994-1998 all over again. Like that delightful feeling ever god damn left..and certainly won’t with this record. Slay, Ms. Faith and Biggie, slay. 

Lorde/Melodrama  Taking a listen to the “Royals” diva sophomore outing, it’s certainly safe to say that our oh, so still young English Breakfast tea sipping songstress is, like, growing up you guys. An explosive record packed with deep beats (“The Louvre,” “Supercut,” “Sober”) and some deep shit (“Green Light,” “Writer in the Dark”), the “Tennis Court” owner delivers the perfect record for anyone who’s still trying to find their inner diva this summer…which is, like, all of us.

ZZ Ward/The Storm   In what will go down as one of the most authentic sets of the summer (no shade, Ms. Perry, no shade), Oregon based ZZ certainly brings it all when it comes to her shimmering sophomore set. Loaded with voice, gusto and doo-wop tinged rhythms, the red hot and rising chanteuse serves us summer life and then some with tracks, “Domino,” “Ghost,” “Let it Burn,” the uplifting title groove and well, that’s only the true beginning when it comes to everything this one-of-a-kind record has to offer. So, put those windows down and just drive right along with Ms. Ward’s stunning offering while ushering in a fresh voice that’s certainly been a long time coming. 

Baby Driver/Original Motion Picture Soundtrack As it turns out, one of the summer’s most buzzed about films (sorry, Transformers:The Last Knight) has one of the most buzzed about soundtracks as well. And with good measure, too, as such new and old classics like Bob and Earl’s “Harlem Shuffle,” Martha and the Vandelles’ “Nowhere to Run,” Beck’s “Debra,” and Blur’s “Intermission,” are among 30 (yes, 30) others fierce grooves which all make the Baby Driver soundtrack one hell of a, um, killer summer music ride.  

Lana Del Rey/Lust For Life/July 21st While pretty much every gay man in the whole entire universe patiently waits for all of that music pleasure and pain that’s most likely, err, guaranteed to be all over Mizz Lana’s much, much much anticipated new record, repeat dance offs to the Cedric Gervais owned “Summertime Sadness” retire are a must because he fucked up again and we lived to tell about it, gurl. Now dance it all out. 

Xtina/??  Insert every god damn laughing emoji here. But, hey, at least Ms. Xtina gave us one of the best fucking summer songs ever in “Genie in a Bottle,” and for that, our sun-kissed souls will be eternally grateful. 

And you might as well add these classic scorchers right in, too….

Demi Lovato/”Cool for the Summer” (Todd Terry Refire)   Yas, summer dancing kween, yaaaas. 

Tieks/”Sunshine” (Zac Samuel Refire) Because…..life. 

Lil Flip/”Sunshine” May Mr. Flip’s oh, so short-lived music career rest in peace. But this fucking track, though…bliss. 

Bag Raiders/”Sunlight”   Because…more life. 

Apexape/Josh Barry/”Joy & Pain” Just turn it the fuck up. Sorry, there’s just no sugar coating it when it comes to dynamic summer grooves like this one. 

The INC/”Down 4 U”   Because Murder Inc for god damn life. Is there really anything else to say here? No. 

Jennifer Lopez/”If You Had My Love” (Metro Club Rewerk)  No words here, just lots and lots of dancing to one of the best remixes of your classically sun-kissed well being. Let’s go. 

 

Also aiming to put the Banana in your Boat on your sun kissed playlists this summer…….  TLC/Self-titled…..DJ Khaled/Grateful…..Blondie/Pollinator………. Kid Ink/7 Series.….. Harry Styles/Self-titled….. New Kids on the Block/Thankful….. …… R5/New Addictions…..  Linkin Park/One More Light….  Snoop Dogg/Neva Left….  Lady Antebellum/Heart Break….   London Grammar/The Truth is a Wonderful Thing……   2 Chainz/Pretty Girls Like Rap Music….   Imagine Dragons/Evolve…..  Sevyn Streeter/Girl Interrupted (7/7)….  Romeo Santos/Golden (7/21) …..  Arcade Fire/Everything Now (7/28)…..  Paula Cole/Ballads (8/11)….. Loretta Lynn/Wouldn’t It Be Great (8/18)

Happy summer music streaming!! 

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2017 Album Preview

With any new year in music always comes with lots and lots of questions that we hope to get the answers to over the course of the next twelve months.

2017 is certainly no exception as we can prepare to ask ourselves now until the time we learn who’s going to performing at Dick Clark’s Rockin New Year’s Eve this year…..what’s going to happen when Jay Z serves us his Lemonade response? Will Nicki Minaj start calling herself Nicki Minaj again? What kind of album will Lorde serve us with after she revealed she spent time in the wilderness working on her latest set? And is there a Katy Perry/Taylor Swift duet on the way?

Only 2017 music time will tell, but for now, let’s get our album preview on with a whole buffet of new releases that our headed our way starting well, right now.

Dive in. 

Robyn/Mr. Tophat/Trust Me E.P. Call your girlfriend, your brother and you’re mother f#$king drag mother, because everyone’s favorite pint sized pulsating groove princess, Robyn, iz back. And guess what? Her short, sweet werk with Mr. Tophat has already been served to us for our 2017 listening pleasure. 

The xx/I See You Another set that’s already making its round through 2017 headphones is the third outing from overseas trio, The xx…and for good wonder. Between the stunning vocal arrangements, those deep, lush instrumentans and beats that make you want to get busy, yet, contemplate life, the rising record will capture the mood of whatever you’re feeling right now about..stuff. Even better than that is that you’ll get to feel all of those emotions live when they takeover the Mann on May 17th. 

Hed Kandi/2017 Because the 2017 dance party should never, ever stop, get down with the overseas dance label offering’s latest below, and then brace your feet for the bountiful buffet of beats they’ll be serving our way this year…as they always do

Jacob Sartorius/Last Text/January 20th So, this little music dude is only fourteen years old, and some say that he’s poised to become the next Biebs. Even better than that, he already looks like less of an asshole than the “What Do You Mean” crooner. Meaning, DJ Snake and Diplo, go here now. Just listen. 

Bell Biv Devoe/Three Stripes/Jan 25th Hey, it’s a ’90s kind of world out there (isn’t that right, Ms. Queen and your ‘Living Single’ reboot?), so who better to keep serving us that life other than the “Do Me” and “Poison” connoisseurs themselves? No one. 

Sevyn Streeter/Girl Disrupted/Jan 25th The smooth, slinky stylings of Ms. Streeter are finally getting their time to shine in the spotlight in ’17, even more so when the diva stops by The Foundry next weekend. 

Tinie Tempah/Youth/January 27th It’s about time. You’ll be saying that, too, once you dive into his groovealicious track, “Girls Like,” co-srarring English songstress Zara Larrson, whose first record is also on the ditty deck for this year. 

The Knocks/Testify EP/February 3rd There are three things you should do when it comes to this NYC kissed nu-disco duo. First, get down to their stunning 2016 set, 55. Then, get hype foe their latest E.P. Then, get those tickets for the impending takeover at The Foundry on March 4th. 

Michael Bolton/Songs of Cinema/February 10th It must be 2017.

Marilyn Manson/SAY10/February 14th Again….It must be 2017 

Nelly Furtado Hey, Ms. Nelly, Nelly, Nelly Furtado who used to be all up in our stereos, it’s okay if you’re about to release another (what will be most likely be not so bad) album that no one’s going to pay attention to, but, hey at least we’ll have half of 2006, and like, most of 2007 for the “Promiscuous,” and “Say it Right” memories. TBA 

Kylie Minogue Hard to believe, but it’s already been three years since our beloved disco diva  served our floors with Kiss Me Once (“Sexy Love,” “Feels So Good,” “2 Hearts” and “Million Miles” for daze). All meaning, every Kylie Kween’s disco balls are droopin’ overtime and ready for some new Kylie kuts. However, while we may have to wait just a tad longer until later this year, for the official announcement, we can absolutely reminisce of the fifteen years its been since Ms. Minogue owned our lives with “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” and its still ready accompanying album, Fever. Enough said. 

Fergie/Double Dutchess  Although it’s on the roster (again) for this year, who…the..f#$k knows when–or if–Ms. Fergie Ferg’s long awaited folow-up to her ’06 opus, The Dutchess, is ever going to come out? Bottom line…none of last year’s “M.I.L.F. $$$”,” a touch of “Glamorous” and a serving of “Life Goes On,”  a delightful pop ditty that no one paid any attention to last year. And in case you’re wondering…no, you didn’t. Listen.

Kelly Clarkson Everyone’s almost favorite American Idol winner (no shade..research) and sassy workin’ soul momma of two, Kelly Clarkson, is ready to come out of the nursery and serve us with a follow-up her 2015’s hit set, Piece by Piece. For her latest venture, the diva is prime to get down with some down home blues lovin, all while super producer Greg Kurstin (Sia, Adele) leads the helm. And let’s not forget this whole thing posted below that happened fifteen years ago, which will eventually come into our lives later again this year…

Jay Z Last year, Bey served rightfully served us all of her Lemonade and this year, her man is about to give us whatever the f#$k he’s been cookin’ up, in which his pal, Jermaine Dupri, recently spilled that’s Jay’s 13th album is done and titled. And to make that all much more real, Roc Nation rapper Vic Mensa recently spilled to Rolling Stone, “I’ve heard a little bit of some Hov shit, and it’s fresh as fuck.” Look out. 

Lorde Just when we we’re about to put everyone’s favorite goth pop princess into Forgot About Friday territory, she’s coming back in 2017 to make all of us, like, think and stuff. For her much awaited sophomore set, the “Royals” songstress spilled that she “took a helicopter out into the wilderness, spent three days alone writing and made some exciting breakthroughs.” Oh, boy. There’s really nothing else to say here, is there? 

Rolling Stones Yes, Mr. Jagger and Mr. Keith and the gentlemen of Rolling Stones are still doing their thing. In fact, Richards recently confirmed that the confirms the Stones are indeed deep into making their first album since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. “It was fun – always is!” Keith recently spilled about a recent London session where they cut several songs in only two days, and also cooked up some tracks with fellow legendary Brit rocker, Eric Clapton. Let’s start it up for the Stones in 2017, shall we? 

Kiesza There’s truly only one word that will describe what will happen when everyone’s favorite ’90sesque dance diva strikes back with a tasty follow up to her Sound of a Woman set…yaaaaaaas.

Kesha Please? Something groovy and new? The…world is ready. 

Nicki Minaj Okay, Ms. Mina-jah. We’ve perfected our “Side to Side” walk, we’re well equipped in what a “wrist icicle” really is and damn near know all about how to ride that not-so-elusive “d@@k bicycle.” And, hell, we’ve somehow found our way through your “Anaconda” jungles and heard you call yourself every other name (Stephanie, Nicki Chimney), except for one-a recording artist. So, come tru, yo, and give us a lil “Starships,” “Pound the Alarm,” “Turn Me On,” and “Super Bass” on your 2017 set. Just as long as Sir-Mix-A-Lot is nowhere near it. Ary-anah can stay, doe. Uh. 

U2/Songs of Experience Bono, The Edge and the boys of U2 are already looking to have quite a year, as not only will they be hitting the road in supports of the thirtieth anniversary of their beloved set, The Joshua Tree (they’ll be in Philly this June) but Mr. Edge said the band is “busting our ass” on their follow-up to 2014’s Songs of Innocence. Meaning…let’s brace ourselves times two. And of course, pass the Jameson..now. 

Taylor Swift Uh, oh….it’s looking as if 2017 might be the “Year of the Taylor” all…over again because she’s about to come baaaack. 1992, perhaps? 

Katy Perry Lucky for us, Ms. Swift’s mighty oak shade throwing bestie, Ms. Purry, is also looking to “Roar” in 2017, and looking at the fact that it’s been almost four years since the lil’ bit lackluster Prism, everyone’s more than ready to dive into whatever delightfully bat shit cray music antics she has in store with her long-awaited new set. Hurry, up, gurl, we need you. 

Shania Twain No need to adjust your music bifocals, that does say the ultimate country music diva’s name. While we don’t know too much about what will be Mizz Twain‘s first album since 2002’s Up and her first since that whole ‘Mutt’ mess…but bring us some delightful county pop pain, girl. Or, maybe if we’re really, really lucky, she serve it up to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of Come on Over, which needs no god damn explanation because everyone in the entire world has this Billboard destroying record. 

Tinashe All music truth be known, it seems that it’s been forever and many delays since Britney’s “Slumber Party” bestie was supposed to bless our headphones with her first feature full length. So, what’s the problem? Girlfriend can sing, can dance for her life and build a beat along with Calvin Harris like nobody’s business. By this point, only 2017 time will tell. Hey, at least we’ll have those slinky “Slumber” 2016 memories, which coincidentally is also where Brit Brit is leaving Glory as there’s been recent reports she’s already back in the studio working on its follow-up. Was it really that bad? 

Adele/27 Okay, so this one’s definitely not happening since the phone ringin’ diva will be taking time off (after her Grammy slay this year, of course) to become a mum for the second time, but wouldn’t it be just lovely in a year where we have no idea what kind of shit’s about to go down if she came back to snatch its toupee right off? Sigh…a music queen can dream..

Also on the way..…   The Flaming Lips (out now), AFI (January 17th), Lauren Alaina/Road Less Traveled (January 27th), Big Sean/I Decided (February 3rd), Fat Joe & Remy Ma/Plata Y Plomo (February 10th), Lupe Fiasco/DROGAS Light(February 10th), Ryan Adams/Prisoner (February 17th), Little Big Town/The Breaker (February 24th), Ed Sheeran (March 3rd), Raekwon/The Wild (March 10th), Michelle Branch/Hopeless Romantic (April 7th)….Charlie XCX, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Blondie, Goldfrapp, Fleetwood Mac, Jason Derulo, Lil Wayne, MNEK and……..Iggy Azalea

Happy new music hunting!