Now that 2012 is coming to an end we’ve checked some music download sites to see what the most awaited albums of 2012 were and we have to say that this year was a great year for music. Some great new artists have come onto the scene, older bands have released new material after years of inactivity – and they’ve given us some brand new albums that are just precious. Take a look below at the top 10 most eagerly awaited albums of 2012 and see if there’s anything you might find interesting. If there is, try some good music download sites, music stores and in a matter of minutes the albums are in your playlist.
10. P!nk – The Truth About Love
Fans have been waiting for material from this new mom and as always, Pink never disappoints. The album is filled with self-deprecating lyrics and the bad girl image Pink has comes through in The Truth About Love so much better than in older albums.
9. Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania
The eights studio album by Smashing Pumkins, Oceania is part of a 44-track concept album – similar to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Fans say they’re back to their old selves and that they’ve never been so alive. Grab a copy and enjoy sounds that have been in the making for years.
8. Lana del Rey – Born to Die
Lana del Rey is no doubt the revelation of the year. Released at the beginning of the year, Born to Die is a great album that seems to be in a league of its own. Many have criticized del Rey, saying her image is fake and that she’s acting some role on stage, but we don’t care about that, just listen to the album and draw your own conclusions.
7. Metric – Synthetica
Emily Haines has said that Synthetica is about what is real versus what is fake, it is about one’s identity and having the courage to face it. A fun fact about the album: all the lyrics that are printed on the booklet of the CD are printed backwards, and you get a foil that acts as a mirror so you can read the lyrics correctly.
6. Soundgarden – King Animal
It’s been sixteen years since Soundgarden released new material! After a 13 year hiatus, Chris Cornell reunited with the guys and they came up with a great album – King Animal – it is mature and defined and the band members seem like they were made to play together. The album was streamed live on a famous music download site before its official release so that fans could get a taste of what was to come.
5. The Killers – Battle Born
Hipsters or not, The Killers are quite a prolific band and Battle Born is their fourth studio album. Brandon Flowers has admitted it was quite hard to get started on this album, after the band’s hiatus, but after writing Runaways, he said he felt they were back on track.
4. No Doubt – Push and Shove
No doubt and Aerosmith have something in common – both have released new material in 11 years in 2012. So there must be something about 2012! Push and Shove is a breath of fresh air and a return to the their funky sounds.
3. Green Day – ¡Uno!
Green Day’s back and it seems everything is right with the world once again. ¡Uno! Is part of a trilogy so we can expect at least two more albums from these guys. What is great about this new album is that it is much more high energy and less political than American Idiot.
2. Mumford & Sons – Babel
The band Mumford & Sons seems to have been around for quite some time, but Babel is only their second album. After the insanely popular Sign no More, Babel is expected to do at least as well as its predecessor. The latest video from the song Lover of Light was directed by actor Idris Elba, who also stars in the video.
1. Aerosmith – Music From Another Dimension
Aerosmith fans had to wait a staggering 11 years for new material! The band released Just Push Play in 2001 features new songs and a cover album, Honkin’ on Bobo in 2004 with blues cover tracks. Music from Another Dimension has been received well by fans and critics alike – it is a mix of the band’s previous album and Nine Lives.