Best Albums/EPs of the year. MY PREDICTIONS

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Mag 19 2012, 17:56

Yeah. So I'm guessing these'll be my favourite albums and EPs of the year.
Some of them I've listened to, some I haven't, some aren't out.
Here you go.

ALBUMS

1. Lana Del Rey - Lana Del Ray aka Lizzy Grant
This is a reissue of Lana's lost 2010 album, I have listened to all the tracks on YouTube, will be buying as soon as its re-released in Late Summer.

2. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Lana's UK No.1 sophomore album, listened to (obviously), features the singles "Video Games", "Born to Die", "Blue Jeans" and "National Anthem"

3. M.I.A. - Matangi
M.I.A.'s fourth album after the disaster of "/\/\ /\ Y /\" and the mixtape "ViCKi LEEKX". Also out this summer, can't wait, features the phenomenal single "Bad Girls"

4. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
Fiona Apple's first album in seven years, the follow-up to "Extroadinary Machine" and features the amazing single "Every Single Night". Out June 19.

5. Azealia Banks - Broke with Expensive Taste
Azealia Banks' debut album is out this late fall. No known track list, could possibly feature the single "212" although it is included on her new EP "1991".

6. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Nicki Minaj's sophomore album released April. Fantastic album. Includes singles "Starships", "Right by My Side", "Beez in the Trap" and "Va. Va. Voom"

7. Charli XCX - TBA
Charli XCX's debut album out this fall. I'm really excited for this. No known track list - could feature "Stay Away", "Nuclear Seasons" and "You're The One."

8. Marina & the Diamonds - Electra Heart
Marina & the Diamonds' sophomore album out April. Haven't listened yet apart from singles "Primadonna" and "Homewrecker". Will buy soon, hope it's amazing!

9. Crystal Castles - TBA
Crystal Castles' third album, could be titled Crystal Castles (for the third time). No known tracks yet, hope it's going to be as good as the last, really excited.

10. Ke$ha - Spandex on the Distant Horizon
Ke$ha's second album (third major release), and follow-up to "Cannibal" which featured some fantastic songs. Could be amazing, could be awful, Let's see.

EPS

1. Lana Del Rey - Lana Del Rey EP
An EP released in America in January for hype, four fantastic tracks including "Video Games", "Blue Jeans", "Born to Die" plus promo single "Off to the Races".

2. Azealia Banks - 1991 EP
Azealia Banks' debut EP, released May 27, really excited, features amazing singles "212" and "Liquorice" plus "1991" and "Van Vogue". Out physically June 12 too.

3. Charli XCX - You're The One EP
Charli XCX's debut EP, released June 12, features singles "You're The One" and "Nuclear Seasons" plus two remixes. Really excited for Charli's first major release.

4. Burial - Kindred EP
Burial's fourth EP, and first 2012 release "Kindred" is 30 minutes long, and has three fantastic tracks, featuring "Kindred", "Loner" and "Ashtray Wasp". Great release.

5. Ed Sheeran/Yelawolf - The Slumdon Bridge EP
Ed Sheeran and Yelawolf's "The Slumdon Bridge" was a great free EP released online. Features "London Bridge", "You Don't Know", "Faces" and "Tone".

Artists featured here.

Azealia Banks
Burial
Charli XCX
Crystal Castles
Ed Sheeran
Fiona Apple
Ke$ha
Lana Del Rey
M.I.A.
Nicki Minaj
Yelawolf

Album Release Schedule

Lana Del Rey - Lana Del Rey EP (JANUARY 10)
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die (JANUARY 30)
Burial - Kindred (FEBRUARY 13)
Ed Sheeran/Yelawolf - The Slumdon Bridge (FEBRUARY 14)
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (APRIL 2)
Marina & the Diamonds - Electra Heart (APRIL 30)
Azealia Banks - 1991 EP (MAY 27)
Charli XCX - You're the One (JUNE 12)
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel (JUNE 19)
Crystal Castles - TBA (SUMMER)
Lana Del Rey - Lana Del Ray aka Lizzy Grant (SUMMER*)
M.I.A. - Matangi (SUMMER)
Azealia Banks - Broke with Expensive Taste (AUTUMN)
Charli XCX - TBA (AUTUMN)
Ke$ha - Spandex on the Distant Horizon (WINTER)

*Original release January 4, 2010

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