At Hi Fi Way The Pop Chronicles HQ we have been thinking long and hard about what will be some of the most highly anticipated albums in 2017. The short answer is how long is a piece of string?

Looking at the clues in the Twitter-sphere and from what we know is coming here’s a little list to wet the appetite…

In no particular order:

  • Dropkick Murphys – 11 Short Stories Of Pain And Glory (6 January)
  • The XX – I See You (13 January)
  • The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody (13 January)
  • Sepultura – Machine Messiah (13 January)
  • A.F.I – A.F.I. (The Blood Album) (20 January)
  • Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound (27 January)
  • Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Fire (27 January)
  • Ryan Adams – Prisoner (17 February)
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana (24 February)
  • Grandaddy – Last Place (3 March)
  • The Jesus And The Mary Chain – Damage And Joy (24 March)
  • Steel Panther – Lower The Bar (24 March)

Here’s a taster from Ryan Adams forthcoming album Prisoner

Let’s hope that the planets align for these artists to release new albums in 2017:

  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Beck
  • Depeche Mode
  • At The Drive In
  • U2
  • Blondie
  • Grizzly Bear
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Spoon
  • Zach De La Rocha
  • The Shins
  • Jay Z
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Sigur Ros
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Arcade Fire
  • The National
  • Lorde
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Tool
  • Haim
  • Gorillaz
  • LCD Soundsystem

Keep the speculation going, who’s album release are you looking forward to in 2017?