August isn't over yet, but I'm already looking ahead to what the fall has in store for album releases. This month has been pretty darn boring, save for a few highlights--Jay-Z & Kanye West's Watch the Throne and Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter IV which hasn't even been released yet, that's how depressing this month has been. But the remaining months of the year is seemingly looking better, here's how it's shaping up:
September also looks like it's going to be quite another dull month:
Wilco - The Whole Love (27/9). American alternative rock band Wilco, prep their ninth album The Whole Love. It follows 2009's self-titled release (the one with the nonchalant camel on the cover in the party hat) which was quite the critical hit, with critics praising the album for both experimenting and sticking to what makes their music "catchy and compelling." It spawned 2 singles, one ("You Never Know") becoming the band's first US Rock #1. Lead single "I Might" is out now. This will be the first time I've paid attention to the band since 2007's critically acclaimed Sky Blue Sky.
Lady Antebellum - Own the Night (13/9). American country trio Lady Antebellum follow-up their successful sophomore last year Need You Now. The forthcoming third album has already landed the band a second top 10 hit with its lead single "Just a Kiss," which peaked at #7 in the US earlier this year. Of course nowhere near matching the massive crossover success of "Need You Now" the lead single from the last album that peaked at #2. I still listen to Need You Now quite a bit--"Our Kind of Love" and "Hello World" mostly, I just found out that was a released a fourth single, they sure kept that quiet.
Demi Lovato - Unbroken (20/9). Lead single "Skyscraper" from American pop singer Demi Lovato's third album was released to mixed reviews, but landed her first solo top 10. I've never been fussed about Lovato personally, but out of the barrage of pop Disney scarlets out now--I do think she expresses the most vocal talent out of both Miley Cyrus and Seleena Gomez--that unfortunately won't make me want to buy her album though.
Junk of the Heart - The Kooks (12/9). British indie rock band release their long-awaited third album Junk of the Heart , the follow-up to 2008's Konk, which landed the band the biggest hit of their careers, "Always Where I Need to Be" which peaked at #3 in the UK. Hearts has already spawned 2 singles ("Junk of the Heart (Happy)" and "Is It Me?") none have yet to chart though.
Biophilia - Björk (26/9). Icelandic singer Björk preps her seventh full-length album. Follow up to 2007's Volta, which was one of the best reviewed albums of '07. I just don't understand the appeal.
Neighborhoods - Blink-182 (27/9). American rock band Bline-182 release their sixth album. The band's first 2003. It's been awhile huh?
Frankmusik - Do It In The AM (27/9). British electro-pop musician Frankmusik releases the follow-up to 2009's pretty successful debut Complete Me. Title track and lead single "Do It In the AM" featuring Far East Movement was released in May.
Leanne Rimes - Ladies & Gentlemen (27/9). Bless her for keep going at it. Well if after all these years you're still interested, American country/pop singer LeAnne Rimes' thirteenth album is out nextt month.