We are nearly four months into 2019 and we have already had some big albums released this year. We’ve had Bring Me The Horizon’s Amo, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next and Juice Wrld’s Death Race for Love. But there are still plenty of releases scheduled for the rest of the year. Here are three of the most anticipated albums expected for 2019.
- BTS – Map of the Soul: Persona
If you haven’t heard of BTS by now then maybe you’ve been living under a rock. They’ve won endless amounts of awards and currently hold 5 Guinness World Records. Their last record, Love Yourself: Tear reached number 1 spot in the US and reached number 8 in the UK, however, pre-sale orders for Map of the Soul: Persona achieved over 2.68 million pre-orders within the first five days of pre-ordering. One of the reasons why their previous album was so successful was because of the message which it portrayed, about loving yourself. This lead the group to speaking at the United Nations and landing themselves on the cover of Time Magazine due to the messages which the group were trying to spread through their music.
- Tame Impala – TBA
It’s been four years since we heard Currents so new music from Kevin Parker’s project has been much anticipated for a while. A new single “Patience” was released on 21stMarch, and Parker had announced a new album which is expected in the Summer of 2019. “Patience” gave us an indication as to what to expect in the new record and it’s certainly a track which you can groove to, as expected with the majority of Tame Impala’s tracks. There aren’t too many psychedelic rock bands around anymore, certainly none as big as Tame Impala so the upcoming album is exciting a lot of fans.
- Slipknot – TBA
With Slipknots debut self-titled album turning 20 this year, it would only be right that the nu-metal band release a new album this year too. Slipknot are one of the most successful and popular metal bands in history so there are huge expectations for their upcoming album, which the band announced for release on 9thAugust. “All Out Life” was released on Halloween 2018, and that track drew in plenty of praise as the intensity was increased, which drew comparisons to the Iowa era. With a headline slot at Download Festival too, 2019 is set to be a big year for the American band.