music The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016  

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List Rules Upvote the albums that will be released in 2016 that you are most looking forward to - can be on major or indie labels.

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2015 was a fantastic year in music. But guess what year is shaping up to be even bigger? 2016. There are some big albums coming out in 2016, from iconic names in music as well as exciting newcomers. But what will be the biggest album of 2016? It's time to vote up the most anticipated, exciting, most buzzed about albums set for a 2016 release.
 

The albums coming out in 2016 are out to top 2015's hottest releases. These upcoming albums range from the return of music icons (Elton John and David Bowie are both releasing new music), to current pop stars' newest tracks (Kanye West, Lady Gaga, and others), to pop stars of yesteryear (Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears in the same year?!?). Even a posthumous album from Jeff Buckley is finally set to be released.

If you've been wondering what albums are coming out in 2016, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up the biggest, most anticipated, albums to come out in 2016! Vote up the albums you're most excited about and add any other 2016 releases you're itching to pre-order if they aren't already listed.
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The Getaway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
The Getaway Red Hot Chili Peppers - June 17, 2016; Metacritic Score: 69

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Blackstar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Blackstar David Bowie - January 8, 2016; Metacritic Score: 86

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Untitled Gorillaz Album is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Gorillaz Album Gorillaz - TBA

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A Moon Shaped Pool is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
A Moon Shaped Pool Radiohead - May 8, 2016; Metacritic Score: 88

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Revolution Radio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Revolution Radio Green Day - October 7, 2016

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Untitled Soundgarden Album is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Soundgarden Album Soundgarden - TBA

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Untitled Pearl Jam Album is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Pearl Jam Album Pearl Jam - TBA

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Untitled Nine Inch Nails Album is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Nine Inch Nails Album Nine Inch Nails - TBA

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Metallica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Metallica Album Metallica - TBA

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Untitled Beck Album is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Beck Album Beck - TBA

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Untitled Linkin Park Album is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Linkin Park Album TBA

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Untitled Lorde Album is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Lorde Album TBA

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Joanne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Joanne Lady Gaga - October 21, 2016

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Untitled Modest Mouse Album is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Modest Mouse Album Modest Mouse - TBA

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Untitled Guns N' Roses Album is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Guns N' Roses Album TBA

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Santana IV is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Santana IV Santana - April 15, 2016; Metacritic Score: 67

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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Leonard Cohen

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Gore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Gore Deftones - April 8, 2016; Metacritic Score: 83

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Blonde is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Blonde Frank Ocean - August 20, 2016; Metacritic Score: 88

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Death of a Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Death of a Bachelor Panic! At the Disco - January 15, 2016; Metacritic Score: 69

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Dystopia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Dystopia Megadeth - January 22, 2016; Metacritic Score: 70

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Untitled Avril Lavigne Album is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Avril Lavigne Album Avril Lavigne - TBA

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Eric Clapton

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Songs of Experience is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Songs of Experience U2 - TBA

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You and I is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
You and I Jeff Buckley - March 11, 2016; Metacritic Score: 56

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Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Fleetwood Mac (2017) Fleetwood Mac

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Untitled Katy Perry Album is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Katy Perry Album Katy Perry - TBA

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Untitled Christina Aguilera Al... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Untitled Christina Aguilera Album Christina Aguilera - TBA

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B9 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
B9 Britney Spears - TBA (B9 is the Rumored Record Title)

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The Life of Pablo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
The Life of Pablo Kanye West - February 13, 2016; Metacritic Score: 79

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Wonderful Crazy Night is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Wonderful Crazy Night Elton John - February 5, 2016; Metacritic Score: 70

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Painting With Animal Collective - February 19, 2016; Metacritic Score: 71

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We Can Do Anything is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
We Can Do Anything Violent Femmes - March 4, 2016; Metacritic Score: 62

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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Phil Collins

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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Neil Young

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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Paramore Paramore

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Bob Dylan

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VIEWS is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
VIEWS Drake - April 29, 2016, 2016; Metacritic Score: 72

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Deep Purple (2017) is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Deep Purple (2017)

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Kansas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Kansas Kansas

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Bruce Springsteen

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The Cure (2017) is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
The Cure (2017)

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This Is Acting is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
This Is Acting Sia - January 29, 2016; Metacritic Score: 67

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Sting

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Robert Plant (2017) is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Robert Plant (2017)

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Super is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Super Pet Shop Boys - April 1, 2016; Metacritic Score: 75

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Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Queens of the Stone Age (2017) Queens of the Stone Age

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Victorious is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Victorious Wolfmother - February 19, 2016; Metacritic Score: 63

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K 2.0 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
K 2.0 Kula Shaker - February 12, 2016; Metacritic Score: 58

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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Anticipated New Albums of 2016
Ariana Grande