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22 Artists Who NEED To Put Out A New Album In 2014

Because it's been too long. Especially if you're a Missy Elliott or D'Angelo fan.

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1. Adele

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Most recent album: 21 back in 2011. Maybe you've heard it?

Likelihood: Pretty much a sure thing. She's in the middle of making a new record, and it should be out in the spring or summer of 2014.

3. Joanna Newsom


Most recent album: Have One On Me in 2010.

Likelihood: There's no solid intel on this, but the chances are good, if just because she's been writing, and it's been a while since she dropped that triple album. She debuted a new song when she performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival this summer.


6. Spoon


Most recent album: Transference in 2010. Also, Britt Daniel released an album with Divine Fits in 2012.

Likelihood: Certain. The band have been recording songs through 2013, and band member/producer Jim Eno was mixing the tracks in November.


9. Missy Elliott


Most recent album: The Cookbook back in 2005.

Likelihood: Not so great. She's been working on a record called Block Party for years, but it's been rescheduled so many times that she might have just abandoned the project by now. Part of the reason for the delay is that she's been dealing with a thyroid disease called Graves' disease.


12. D'Angelo

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Most recent album: Voodoo, all the way back in 2000.

Likelihood:: Oh, who knows? This album has been in the works for many years now, and it's always being promised. It will come eventually, and 2014 is as good a time as any.

15. Radiohead

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Most recent album: The King of Limbs in 2011, though Thom Yorke released an album with his band Atoms for Peace in 2013.

Likelihood: Unclear. Colin Greenwood mentioned in a BBC interview that the band was planning to get back together to work on new material after this summer. But who knows if that actually happened, or how long they'll end up writing and recording.


16. Mariah Carey

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Most recent album: Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel in 2009, though she released a second Christmas album, Merry Christmas II You in 2010.

Likelihood: Not bad, but don't get your hopes too high. She's been scheduling and then postponing a record called The Art of Letting Go for nearly two years. She released two singles attached to the record, "Beautiful" and "The Art of Letting Go," in 2013.

19. TV on the Radio


Most recent album: Nine Types of Light in 2011.

Likelihood: Pretty good, though they aren't currently signed to a label after splitting from Interscope earlier this year. They've been recording on and off through 2013, but haven't committed to much more than releasing a few one-off singles here and there.

20. U2

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Most recent album: No Line on the Horizon in 2009.

Likelihood: Pretty certain. After a few years of false starts, the band has returned to Island Records and have set a tentative release date for April. They're apparently shopping around for a "brand partner" to announce the new record in an ad during the Super Bowl in February.

21. Ms. Lauryn Hill

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Most recent album: MTV Unplugged 2.0 in 2002.

Likelihood: Not bad. She recently signed to a new deal with Sony, and intends to release a new album in 2014.

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