MMM Staff Picks: Richard John Cummins’ Most Anticipated Releases of 2022
Avril Lavigne – Love Sux, to be released: February 25th
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Her most recent videos suggest that pop-punk’s princess hasn’t aged a day in twenty years, and the recent songs themselves also imply that she’s having just as much fun as ever, too.
John Mellencamp – Strictly a One-Eyed Jack, released: January 21st
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Heartland rocker John Mellencamp’s twenty-fourth studio album is already destined to make history thanks to three collaborations with Bruce Springsteen, the first of which (“Wasted Days”) was already released last fall.
Bastille – Give Me The Future, to be released: February 4th
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Even though their last album (2019’s Doom Days) was a let-down, we believe in second chances, which is why we’re looking forward to Bastille’s upcoming new release, Give Me the Future.
Midnight Oil – Resist, to be released: February 18th
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Arguably the greatest Australian band of all time, Midnight Oil has indicated that their upcoming studio release Resist will most likely be their swan song (we’re already anticipating that they’re planning to go out within a blaze of glory).
Kendrick Lamar – Yet to be titled, release: TBA
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The LA rapper emerged as one of the most important and successful hip hop artists of the past ten years, and his recent slew of activity (guest spots on other people’s records, the upcoming Superbowl halftime show) hopefully means that a new full-length album is not far behind.
Jack White – Entering Heaven Alive, to be released: July 22nd
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The one-time singing and guitar-playing half of the White Stripes will put out his fifth solo album this year, Entering Heaven Alive, and it promises to be another great one from the Detroit rocker.
Faces – Yet to be titled, release: TBA
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Surviving members (Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, and Kenney Jones) of the legendary British band Faces have supposedly recorded fourteen new studio tracks for what will be their first new album in nearly half a century.
Lizzo – Yet to be titled, release: TBA
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Her most recent release was a collaboration with Cardi B, but we can’t help but look forward to the next solo album by the innovative singer/rapper/flute player Melissa Jefferson aka Lizzo.
Arctic Monkeys – Yet to be titled, release: TBA
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The first new album in four years from the Sheffield, England band looks to be another round of tight, and fun energetic alternative rock.
Mitski – Laurell Hell, to be released: February 4th
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The highly-acclaimed Japanese-American musician chose to lay low following her last album release (Be the Cowboy) four years ago, so her upcoming return is even more greatly anticipated.