im excited for the new Ghost, Alice in Chains, and BMTH albums.
FIDLAR ****ing rules, I don't care what anyone else says, that album is fun as hell.
The new Toro Y Moi was also pretty good.
Yo La Tengo's newest was ok, "Ohm" was a killer way to open the album, but the rest wasn't quite on par with that track in my book.
I'm really enjoying the new Beach Fossils tracks, I'm pretty sure the new album is gonna be great.
New Youth Lagoon jam is also pretty good.
New Nails album and EP this year? Fantastic.
Edit: Looks like the EP is 3 tracks re-recorded from their 2009 EP.
Coheed and Cambria have the other half of their double album coming out this February; The Afterman: Descension. The first half is pretty good, and I know the second half will only compliment the first.
Listened to the new Fen... decent, but showing a band in the midst of a bit of an identity crisis. Some stuff seems pretty similar to their prior releases, some other tracks appear more in the vein of rougher-hewn, more traditional recent black metal like Ash Borer, and some others seem to have them going into a more textural direction not unlike Altar of Plagues. The fact that there's not much continuity to the tracks makes me a bit hesitant to say it's a good album, but the tracks themselves are reasonably good.
New album from The Strokes this year~!
Also looking forward to the new My Bloody Valentine and Coheed and Cambria