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Sunday, September 17, 2006

EW's Top 10 Anticipated Fall Albums (And Mine!)



So Entertainment Weekly put out their ‘Top 25 Most Anticipated Albums of the Fall’ (which really extended to the end of the year, since some of the releases aren’t coming out until December). The list was really fucking awful, with My Chemical Romance’s “American Idiot”-inspired concept album clocking in at #2. (Why? Is anyone on EW’s staff truly jazzed about this release?) So, barring the miraculous release of Kanye West’s “Graduation” and/or Annie’s sophomore disc, here are my Top 10 Most Anticipated Fall Albums. Respeck.



1.) Meat Loaf, “Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose”
Why? Because it’s the third (and final chapter) to the most operatic saga in modern rock.

2.) Jay-Z, “Kingdom Come”
Why? Because he’s come out of retirement with the help of the industry’s best producers (Neptunes, Timbaland, Kanye West, Chris Martin, Rick Rubin).

3.) The Magic Numbers, “Those The Brokes”
Why? Because it’s the second Magic Numbers album.

4.) Clipse, “Hell Hath No Fury”
Why? Because they scrapped the first version of the album, reunited with The Neptunes, and came up with something much darker.

5.) Amy Winehouse, “Back to Black”
Why? Because “Rehab” is one of the best singles of the year, and it looks like she’s gone slightly poppier.

6.) Beck, “The Information”
Why? Because Nigel Godrich normally produces Beck’s ‘downer’ albums but this one seems quite fun.

7.) Girls Aloud, “Sounds Of…”
Why? All the singles + several new songs = excitement.

8.) The Killers, “Sam’s Town”
Why? Even if it’s a colossal failure it’ll probably a fun listen.

9.) Robbie Williams, “Rudebox”
Why? He duets with Lily Allen, collaborates with the Pet Shop Boys and gets production help from William Orbit (Madonna’s “Ray of Light”) and Mark Ronson (Rhymefest’s “Blue Collar”).

10.) Various, “Marie Antoinette” Soundtrack
Why? Modern pop songs, classical music, rarities and remixes – all for Sofia Coppola.

ALSO: I’m really looking forward to Lady Sovereign’s “Public Warning,” Bertine Zetlitz's “My Italian Greyhound,” Badly Drawn Boy's "Born in the UK," XL's "Serious Times" collection, the Tenacious D movie soundtrack, The Hold Steady's ""Boys and Girls in America," Danny Elfman's "Charolette's Web" soundtrack, Sugababe’s hits collection “Overloaded,” Alesha Dixon’s “Fired Up,” Ludacris' "Release Therapy," and other stuff I can’t remember. Go figure.

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