While the music industry’s woes are well documented, the steady flow of summer music blockbusters continues unabated. While Daft Punk has already released what some consider the album of the summer, bands like MGMT, Surfer Blood, Superchunk, Franz Ferdinand, AlunaGeorge, Pet Shop Boys and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes are all waiting to throw their hat into the ring, with albums due out during the long hot days of summer.
Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter album is still in the works, but may show up sometime before Labor Day. The same goes for M.I.A.’s highly anticipated new release — and Beck is rumored to have a record due for release in the next few months. It seems like everyone from Kanye West and his hyped Yeezus to Black Sabbath‘s first album with Ozzy since the ’70s — and seemingly everyone from John Fogerty to John Legend in between — has a new album out. In short, there’s no shortage of must-hear music coming soon. We’re here to help.
Here are 15 albums worth checking out this summer — and one coming in the fall: