Big albums to watch out for in 2014

ed+sheeran+give+me+loveTHERE’S no point in denying it; 2013 was an earth-shaking year for music. But it’s important that we look forward to 2014 and what lies ahead, kicking off with all-female American Indie band Warpaint, who release their self-titled second album this month. The band has been relatively quiet since 2010’s The Fool, which received critical acclaim. Another act that has been rather quiet is Devonshire trio Metronomy, whose last album, The English Riviera, was released in 2011. Their latest release Love Letters is out in March, with the single ‘I’m Aquarius’ available to listen to now.

Elsewhere, self-proclaimed genius Kanye West returns to the rap scene merely a year after Yeezus. The rapper has stated his newest album will only be 8 songs, and Q-Tip has already come out to say that he’s working on the album. Lily Allen will also be returning to the music scene after taking a hiatus, during which she gave birth. Her comeback single, ‘Hard Out Here’, parodies the likes of ‘Blurred Lines’ in its music video.

After releasing a new song for the new Hobbit film, Ed Sheeran is rumoured to be releasing his second studio album this year, as is American soul singer Frank Ocean, whose game-changing solo album, Channel Orange was released in 2012. Famed for her single ‘212’, Azealia Banks will finally be releasing her debut album this year, after much speculation about when, and if, it would appear.

Expect new material from The Horrors, after their fourth album was postponed from a 2013 release. Finally, rock legends U2 are reportedly releasing their thirteenth studio early this year.

2014 sounds like a corker.