The 10 most anticipated albums of summer 2014: Jack White, the Roots and moreBy Dylan Owens | May 12th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
We’re waiting on the dates for big albums from the likes of Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Beck rumored to be released later this year (keeping in mind the over/under on these is probably less than one), there’s still an impressive list of indie, hip-hop, dance and rock albums to look forward to this summer.
Read as we countdown our 10 most anticipated albums of the summer below:
10) Sam Smith, “In The Lonely Hour” June 17
You might not know Sam Smith had a career outside the massive Disclosure single, “Latch.” But over in his native U.K., he and his golden pipes have cropping up on the radio and hit singles more than beans on toast. So far, his debut album sounds like what you’d expect from his pitch-perfect Michael Bublé-ian voice: smooth, poppy and emotional. The production in his singles, a potent mix of electronic and classical set off with unexpected choral swells and melodic twists, is what makes “In The Lonely Hour” one to watch.