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What to expect in 2011

We are still at the beginning of 2011, but it seems like a pretty interesting year as far as record releases is concerned.
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We are still at the beginning of 2011, but it seems like a pretty interesting year on record releases. In 2010 we didn't have relatively many releases from big names. Arcade Fire, Kanye West and Gorillaz released their new works in the year that ended few days ago.

On the contrary, in 2011 we expect to hear new stuff  from several big names in music industry. REM, Radiohead, Coldplay, U2, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds are among the groups that have announced new releases in 2011. REM after Accelerate 2008, prepared the new album titled "Collapse Into Now" , which is expected to be released in March. Radiohead will provide an opportunity for all interested to download their new work, paying the price that they want, following the successful method of "In Rainbows". The group, however, is in the studio since last autumn and said that the new album will have about 10 pieces. Coldplay continue their cooperation with Brian Eno for their fifth album, following the very good "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends". U2 in their new album titled "Songs Of Ascent" they work with producer Danger Mouse and will be released in May. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers will release their tenth album with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. The Strokes once they reunited this summer to take part in a number of festivals, prepare their fourth album after their last release "First Impression Of Earth" of 2006. Nick Cave said that in this year we can expect his new task with the Bad Seeds, after the very good "Grinderman 2" in 2010.

Our favorite PJ Harvey will be back in February with "Let England Shake". In the album there will be several collaborations, such as with John Parish, with whom she's been working for many years, Mick Harvey (ex-Bad Seeds), the producer Flood (U2, Depeche Mode) and Jean-Marc Butty. Glasvegas will work with the Flood as well in their new album "Euphoric Heartbreak". On coming Sunday we are waiting to hear the first song.

Apart from these releases that will surely attract more attention, there will be some that we can't wait to listen to:

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Tao Of The Dead
Aphex Twin (new album since 2001)
Arctic Monkeys (fourth album in the spring in production of James Ford)
Beastie Boys - Hot Sause Commitee Part 1 (Autumn)
Black Lips
Bon Iver
Bright Eyes
British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall
(released on 10/01)
The Decemberists - The Kings Is Dead
Fleet Foxes
Peter Gabriel - New Blood
J Mascis - Several Shades Of Why
(the first solo album of the main brain of Dinosaur Jr will be released on March 14)

Iron&Wine-KissEachOtherClean Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean (expected to be released on January 25 - Spin gives it 9 out of 10).
Kanye West & Jay Z - Watch The Throne
The Kills - Blood Pressures
(due on April 4)
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Lil Wayne
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
My Morning Jacket
Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo
The Shins
The Good, The Bad & The Queen (2nd album from Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Simon Tong, Tony Allen)
Jane's Addiction (participates Dave Sitek of Tv On The Radio)
Panda Bear - Tomboy (member of Animal Collective)
White Lies - Ritual
Okkervil River
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Pete, Bjorn And John

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