Top 10 most-anticipated albums of 2014

Darryl Sterdan, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:49 PM ET

Out with the old tunes and in with the new. Here are 10 of the most-anticipated albums of 2014. But before you mark the calendar, remember: Everything is subject to change.

U2- TBA

It might be called 10 Reasons to Exist or Songs of Ascent. Apparently it was produced by Danger Mouse and recorded at New York's Electric Lady Studio. Old pal Daniel Lanois describes it as adventurous, with shades of Achtung Baby. Hopefully, that means it's more exciting and innovative than the pedestrian and predictable single Ordinary Love. (April)

Beck- Morning Phase

After five years and reports of a mysterious spinal injury, the enigmatic singer-songwriter returns with an album billed as a successor to 2002's acoustic downer Sea Change. Hmm. (February)

The Wu-Tang Clan- A Better Tomorrow

Punctuality and dependability have never been the sprawling hip-hop ninja crew's strong suits -- but hopefully RZA will finish herding all the cats sometime in the near future. (TBA)

Damon Albarn- TBA

The Blur/Gorillaz/The Good, the Bad & The Queen/Rocket Juice & The Moon member says he'll release his first solo album next year. Assuming he finds the time. (TBA)

Lily Allen TBA

Everyone's favourite smart-arsed British popster is coming back after five years -- and if her tart-tongued single Hard Out Here is any sign, she'll be in fine form. (TBA)

Foo Fighters- TBA

International man of mystery Dave Grohl claims the Foos are making their eighth album "in a way that no one's done before" and promises it will be "badass." Good enough for me. (TBA)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- TBA

Petty says his 13th studio disc picks up where 2010's bluesy Mojo left off, with "songs that we would've written maybe around Wildflowers or Damn the Torpedoes." (TBA)

Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes

To be fair, it sounds like an EP of new stuff padded out with covers, outtakes, remakes and a lot of Tom Morello. But it's still a new Boss album. So I'm as optimistic as his title. (Jan. 14)

Johnny Cash- Out Among the Stars

Cut in the '80s and recently discovered among the Man in Black's archives, this long-lost disc features a dozen previously unreleased cuts, including a duet with wife June Carter. (March 25)

Don Henley- Cass County

On his first solo album in 13 years, the Eagles cofounder reportedly revisits his East Texas upbringing and musical roots with a nostalgic mix of new originals and classic covers. (TBA)

 


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