Songs of Ascent by U2
They were expected to release a new album in 2012 itself but it seems Bono, The Edge and Co. have moved their plans to 2013 now. Tentatively titled Songs of Ascent, the track will be the Irish rockers’ first since 2009’s No Line on the Horizon. And is sure to grab attention.
What About Now by Bon Jovi
Yes, 2013 is going to be all about their Because We Can tour, but the New Jersey foursome who have alternated between hard and soft rock and even thrown in a few elements of country in between, will also be taking time out to record a new studio album. What genre will it be? We will find out come Spring 2013.
Press Play by Adnan Sami
The joke is that the quality of his music varied directly with his own weight, and certainly Sami has been lying low with no studio albums for almost four years now. Press Play is expected to come in January 2013 with the normal blend of pop, jazz and folksy tunes, and even a Punjabi number. Will the nasal twang work the magic of Kabhi to nazar milao again?
Untitled by Deep Purple
People keep saying they have retired, but these legends keep coming back. And Deep Purple will be hitting the stands with a new album on April 26, 2013. Ian Gillan claims it will add a modern coat of paint to the band's original sound. Not sure we even WANT that, but hey, we are SO interested.
Artpop by Lady Gaga
No, we don't know what it will be like, because the Lady is utterly unpredictable and bound by no rules or logic whatsoever. What we DO know is that it will be one of the most talked about albums of the year. We hear it will have two avatars — a commercial one and an experimental one. Needless to say, it is the latter that has us interested. Find out more in Spring 2013.
Untitled by Midival punditz
The album as yet untitled, slated to release soon, has a whole lot of collaborations with artistes including Malini Awasthi from Lucknow, Baiju Dharmajan from former band Mother Jane, Rajasthan Roots and Papon.