Social Distortion - Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes [January 18, 2011]
Their first album in 7 years. Pre-order at Amazon.
U2 - Songs Of Ascent [TBA]
U2 is already performing some of the new songs live. A song called Mercy was just released on a limited edition vinyl called Wide Awake In Europe - it's really good. Can't wait for this album.
Tim Booth [Spring 2011]
I just learned today that Tim Booth - of James - will be releasing his next solo album in the Spring. Rad. As a side note, James are scheduled to release a massive box set called The Gathering Of Sound [March 1, 2011]. Pre-order at Amazon.
Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding [February 28, 2011]
The debut album from Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher's band. Let's hope that the rest of the album is better than the lead off single, Bring The Light. Nonetheless, I am excited about this one.
REM - Collapse Into Now [Spring 2011]
I really liked their last one, Accelerate, so I'm interested to see what's next for REM.
Jane's Addiction [TBA]
Although I have low expectations of this one since Eric Avery's second departure from the band, I am still curious to see what they come up with, and who will be taking Eric's place. Jane's Addiction is one of my favorite bands of all time, so let's just wait and see.
Low - C'mon (tentative title) [TBA]
According to Low's site, the sessions for their upcoming album have finished. Hopefully we'll see this one drop in the Spring.
Peter Murphy - Ninth [TBA]
This was supposed to be released in the Fall of 2010, according to his website, but I have not been able to find any updates. I saw him perform a good chunk of this record live and the songs were really memorable. This would be his first solo album since 2004's Unshattered.
Here are some others that are scheduled to release in 2011:
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Red Hot Chili Peppers
What are you looking forward to in 2011?