2007's barely born yet and already we're getting excited about what's to come this year. The return of Glastonbury for one, and new albums from some of the biggest names in music means good things ahead for music.
Q's compiled a list of the 10 albums set to impress in 2007, and from Arctic Monkeys anticipated follow-up to their Mercury Prize winning debut to the comeback of the year (from Kylie, naturally) it's got all the essentials you'll need this year.
"It's all very bright and metallic," says Domino label boss Lawrence Bell of Arctic Monkeys as-yet-untitled new album, "It'll shock people."
James Blunt's summer follow-up to Back To Bedlam sees his recruiting a band. "Most of it is in a '70s vein - Leonard Cohen, Elton John," says Blunt. "It's more lively and grittier than Back To Bedlam."
Meanwhile, Radiohead's new album due out later in the year is described by Thom Yorke as similar to OK Computer "but much more terrifying." The album, which includes tour-tested tracks like Videotape and Bangers & Mash is their first since their Parlophone deal expired and, as Yorke says, "We've always worked best when we aren't bothered about making mistakes".
For the full list and to read more about each album, get the February issue of Q.
What album are you looking forward to most this year? Whether it's Guns N' Roses or Arcade Fire, tell us!
12:10 PM | 03/01/2007
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