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Great expectations: The most anticipated albums of Fall 2013

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There are more than a few juicy albums slated for release this fall, no doubt, and by a cadre of folks who really put the art in artistry. Alas, they are among 2013’s most eagerly awaited projects, certain to liven up your radio listening, heat up your world’s cold corners—or both.

A few are mystifying and exciting in that “Oh, they’re goin’ for it?!” kind of way: Luscious Jackson, TLC, the Dismemberment Plan, Moby, Mazzy Star, the Blow and Stryper—plus Eminem, Mariah and Britney. Some acts are going to be fun to watch either run off the rails or completely destroy the pop charts: Icona Pop, Drake, Pusha T, Jason Derulo, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga. There’s a handful we’re hopeful to see emerge as the future of music we believe they just might be: CHVRCHES, Lorde (pictured above), HAIM, Oh Land, Lucius or Unknown Mortal Orchestra. And lastly, a good bunch of records are due from cats we’re pretty certain we’re going to enjoy the hell out of all autumn long: Deer Tick, the Internet, Justin Timberlake, Quasi, Yuck, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Glasser, Sleigh Bells, Cut Copy, M.I.A. and Midlake. Fortunately, no matter how well we think we can see into the future, there’ll surely be some surprises to knock us flat on our asses or a mixtape or two that’ll pop up out of nowhere and win everyone’s heart.

Happy listening!

Due out Sept. 24
Au Revoir Simone, Move in Spectrums
CHVRCHES, The Bones of What You Believe
Deer Tick, Negativity
Drake, Nothing Was the Same
Frankie Rose, Herein Wild
Icona Pop, This Is … Icona Pop
Mazzy Star, Seasons of Your Day
Oh Land, Wish Bone
The Internet, Feel Good

Due out Sept. 30
Danny Brown, Old
HAIM, Days Are Gone

Due out Oct. 1
Amos Lee, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song
Blitzen Trapper, VII
Brendan Canning, You Gots 2 Chill
Dr. Dog, B-Room
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2
Lorde, Pure Heroine
Moby, Innocents
Oneohtrix Point Never, R Plus Seven
Polvo, Siberia
Quasi, Mole City
The Blow, The Blow
Yuck, Glow & Behold

Due out Oct. 8
Cage the Elephant, Melophobia
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Speed of Things
Glasser, Interiors
Jason Derulo, Tattoos
of Montreal, Lousy with Sylvianbriar
Pusha T, My Name is My Name
Rjd2, More Is Than Isn’t
Sleigh Bells, Bitter Rivals

Due out Oct. 15
Cass McCombs, Big Wheel and Others
Crystal Antlers, Nothing is Real
Cults, Static
Gary Numan, Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)
Lucius, Wildewoman
The Avett Brothers, Magpie And The Dandelion
The Dismemberment Plan, Uncanney Valley
The Head and the Heart, Let’s Be Still
Tim Hecker, Virgins
TLC, Title TBA (Really!?)

Due out Oct. 22
Best Coast, Fade Away
CFCF, Outside
Katy Perry, Prism

Due out Oct. 29
Bad Religion, Christmas Songs
Far-Out Fangtooth, Borrowed Time
Kelly Clarkson, Wrapped in Red
Los Campesinos!, No Blues
Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio 2
Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time
Arcade Fire, Reflektor
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Blue Record EP

Due out Nov. 4
Melvins, Tres Cabrones
Sore Eros & Kurt Vile, Jamaica Plain EP

Due out Nov. 5
Bryce Dessner & Kronos Quartet, Aheym
Cut Copy, Free Your Mind
Eminem, Marshall Mathers LP 2
Luscious Jackson, Magic Hour
M.I.A., Matangi
Midlake, Antiphon
Stryper, No More Hell to Pay

Due out Nov. 11
Lady Gaga, Artpop

Due out Nov. 12
Cate Le Bon, Mug Museum
Keller Williams, FUNK
Mount Eerie, Pre-Human Ideas

Due out Nov. 26
Future, Honest

To be announced
Mariah Carey, The Art of Letting Go
Britney Spears, Title TBD
Darkside, Psychic (Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington)
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic (November)
Chris Brown, X (November)


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