The eighth studio effort from the Black Keys leads a list of the most anticipated rock albums of 2013 compiled by MTV News. The other acts featured on the list include Arcade Fire, the Thom Yorke/Flea supergroup Atoms For Peace, Kings Of Leon, My Chemical Romance, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, Pearl Jam, Queens Of The Stone Age and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
- Some of the albums already have release dates, such as Atoms For Peace's Amok, which is due out on February 25th.
- The Black Keys will begin working on the follow-up to 2011's El Camino this month, with the album tentatively set to arrive in the spring.
- The first Yeah Yeah Yeahs album since 2009's It's Blitz will also emerge sometime this spring.
- Paramore's self-titled new disc will come out on April 9th, with a single called "Now" headed to radio this month.
- Release dates for other acts, such as My Chemical Romance, Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam, are less certain.
Meanwhile, the heavier-leaning website Loudwire has polled its readers for their most anticipated albums of the next 12 months, with the debut album from Disturbed frontman David Draiman's new band Device snagging 38 percent of the vote to take the lead. Second to Device was the new one from Avenged Sevenfold, which earned 27 percent of the vote.
- New offerings from Tool, Black Sabbath, Alter Bridge, Bullet For My Valentine, Rob Zombie, Stone Sour, Buckcherry and others all lagged far behind, with none of them reaching 10 percent of the vote.
LISTENERS' POLL: What is your most anticipated rock album of 2013?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Loudwire and MTV News -- agree or not?
Sharman Storm Reinke wrote: "Avenged sevenfold for the win!!!!"
mrs.harrypotter2 wrote: "Paramore of course!"
Julian Martin wrote: "Avenged and Alice. I'm excited for what Matt has been referring to as a more 'Groove' oriented album. Alice In Chains is just an amazing band both with and post Staley.To see what Sabbath comes up with should be interesting, also looking forward to the second half of the double album release from Stone Sour so...2013 should be a good year for music."
Bogdan Ionut wrote: "How can s*** like Device or Avenged Sevenfold be over Black Sabbath?! I mean, we have been waiting for a new BS album for 17 f***ing years! This world is just too full of idiots with absolutely no music culture!"
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