Wild Flag, ‘Wild Flag’. Released: October 10th. A Sleater-Kinney reunion of sorts (minus Corin Tucker), Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein team up with Helium’s Mary Timony for some alternative guitar ass kicking.
Wilco, ‘The Whole Love’. Released: September 27th. Their eighth album finds the band self-releasing (on their own label dBpm).
U2, ‘Achtung Baby’. Released: October 31st. This 20th anniversary re-release will come with loads of prints, singles, a book, a fan club magazine, badges, stickers, and a replica of Bono’s ‘The Fly’ sunglasses. It’s the closest you’ll ever come to being Bono.
Tom Waits, ‘Bad As Me’. Released: October 25th. It’s the bluesman’s first new solo material in seven years.
The Fall, ‘Ersatz GB’. Released: November 14th. 29th album and features the current line up of Smith, Bassist David Spurr, keyboardist Elini Poulou, guitarist Pete Greenway and drummer Kierion Mellings.
Summer Camp, ‘Welcome To Condale’. Released: October 31st. Pulp’s Steve Mackey helped produce this LP that was partially fan-funded (the band sold browines via Pledgemusic for £28 a batch).
Snow Patrol, ‘Fallen Empires’. Released: November 14th. If you pre-order ‘Fallen Empires’ through the band’s official online store, then you can enter an exclusive ticket pre-sale for their upcoming UK tour. So if you’re itching to see them live, this album’s your ticket in.
Sigur Ros, ‘Inni’. Released: November 7th. With ‘Inni’, you get 105-minutes of live album and 75-minutes of black-and-white live film footage from their last shows, which took place in 2008 at Alexandra Palace.
Ryan Adams, ‘Ashes & Fire’. Released: October 10th. A newly sober Adams goes back to his alt-country roots on what many are claiming is a return to form.
Rihanna. Released: November 21st. She’s yet to reveal a title for the record, but Rihanna confirmed on Twitter that we can expect the album this fall. The first single from the album was produced by Calvin Harris – perhaps a new direction for album number six?
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’. Released:: October 17th. “My album is the best collection of songs I’ve written for a long fucking time,” Noel told us about this record. So if his word’s anything to go by, we have a feeling this’ll be a good one.
Lou Reed And Metallica, ‘Lulu’. Released: October 31st . The collaboration that many thought would never happen. If features ten tracks which originated when Reed and the band collaborated for a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame gig in New York.
Manic Street Preachers, ‘National Treasures – The Complete Singles’. Released: October 31st. James Dean Bradfield revealed that the Manics decided to release their singles collection to show what happened in “the indie wars”, and to document the chart success they’ve enjoyed as a band. And with a collection of 38 singles, they’ve certainly seen their fair share of chart success.
M83, ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’. Released: October 17th. A double album from Anthony Gonzalez which features an apperance from Zola Jesus, along with Gonzalez himself handling many of the vocal duties.
Kate Bush – ’50 Words For Snow’. Released: November 21st. Bush’s 10th studio album has just seven tracks, but it clocks in at a whopping 65 minutes in length. Plus, how can you say no to an album with artwork like this?
Jane’s Addiction – ‘The Great Escape Artist’. Released: October 17th. After cancelling their Reading and Leeds sets and pushing back the release date of the album, we’ll finally be getting some new Jane’s Addiction.
Florence + The Machine, ‘Ceremonials’. Released: October 31st. Flo told us that her record, recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios with producer Paul Epworth, is built around the “big” themes of “love, death, violence and guilt”.
Feist, ‘Metals’. Released: October 3rd. You can already stream the album in its entirety at listentofeist.com – which can serve as a good prep for those attending her upcoming London Palladium show (Feist’s first live appearance in the UK in three years).
Drake, ‘Take Care’. Released: October 24th. The new album is set to feature collaborations with Jamie xx, The Weekend, Stevie Wonder along side Florence Welch.
David Lynch, ‘Crazy Clown Time’. Released: November 7th. Lynch’s debut as a solo recording artist will be, according to him, full of “modern blues” tunes. Plus, there will be guest vocals from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O.
Coldplay, ‘Mylo Xyloto’. Released: October 24th. It will feature one of the most unexpected collaborations of the year, with Rihanna singing on the track ‘Princess Of China’.
Blink-182, ‘Neighborhoods’. Released: September 27th. Reunited and it feels so good. The band return from the ‘indefinite hiatus’ they took in 2005 (and some post-band mudslinging). It’s self produced after their producer Jerry Finn died in 2008.
Bjork, ‘Biophilia’. Released: October 10th. Apps, crazy orange wigs and a heavy concept which was premiered at the Manchester International Festival.
Justice, ‘Audio, Video, Disco’. Released: October 24th. The French whizz kids are back after 2007’s ‘Cross’, with an album that’s bolder and bigger than before.
Eminem, ‘Double Take’. Released: October 3rd. A new mixtape from Slim Shady to follow up 2010’s ‘Recovery’, it includes ‘Into Midnight’ and ‘Time Has Come’.