We are excited by the quality of new albums being released so far this year. Just yesterday, we reviewed the excellent debut by the “supergroup” Flying Colors, which followed our previous review of Jack White’s debut solo effort, Blunderbuss. Earlier in the year, a reunited Van Halen put out A Different Kind of Truth – their first album with David Lee Roth in nearly 3 decades. Jethro Tull released Thick As a Brick 2, a follow-up to the original concept album from 1972, 40 years ago.
Within the next week or so Joe Walsh will release his first album in 20 solid years and Rush will finally put out Clockwork Angels, which has been in the works for about 3 years now. Due out later in the year are new albums by Smashing Pumpkins, Aerosmith, Dream Theater, and The Badlees.
Of course, there are many more not mentioned here, which will further add to this quality year in music. Please reply with any I have failed to mention.