30 Highly Anticipated Albums of 2009

With 2008 in the can, it's time to start thinking about what 2009 will bring, musically. The upcoming year is stocked full of highly anticipated albums, not to mention some very impressive debuts. As usual, the early part of the year looks to be leading the way with a throng of solid albums. The following list of 30 albums represents some of the more anticipated albums of 2009, with the month of release noted. Not all of the albums have a release date set or an album name quite yet. Please note that I could not possibly fit all of the albums of 2009 on this list, and some artists with 2009 albums that don't need our help being recognized (U2, Bruce Springsteen) were left off. Click "More" to read our list. -- Michael Lopez

Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light (January) (above)

Das Pop - Das Pop (January)

The Bird and The Bee - Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future (January)

Andrew Bird - Noble Beast (January)

Dalek - Gutter Tactics (January)

MSTRKRFT - Fist of God (January)

White Lies - To Lose My Life (January)

Menomena - TBA Early 2009

Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You (February)

Malajube - Labyrinthes (February)

Howling Bells - Radio Wars (February)

The Decemberists - Hazards of Love (March)

The Boy Least Likely To - The Law of the Playground (March)

Superdrag - Industry Giants (March)

Dan Deacon - Bromst (March)

Fields - Hollow Mountains (March)

Mastodon - Crack The Skye (March)

Kid Sister - Dream Date (March)

Dananananaykroyd - Hey Everyone! (April)

Zoot Woman - Things Are What They Used To Be (April)

Doves - TBA (April)

HEALTH - Get Color Late Summer

Radio Dept. - Clinging To A Scheme

Silversun Pickups - Swoon

Cursive - Mama I'm Swollen

The Strokes - TBA

Muse - TBA

Little Boots - TBA

Yeasayer - TBA Fall 2009

Rammstein - TBA Late 2009

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