The Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011


White Lies, Ritual: They killed at festivals in 2008 and 2009, but do London's Interpol-styled lads have longevity?

Dr. Dre, Detox: It's been on hold or gestating since at least Clinton was in office. Will it continue to be hip-hop's Chinese Democracy?

R.E.M., Collapse Into Now: The band hasn't released decent, well-received slab since at least 1998's Up. Could this be their return to late-'80s form?

The Decemberists The King Is Dead (January 18): The band follows up folk opera The Hazards Of Love with a set of roots-rock work, with Peter Buck helping out on the Neil Young-inflected "Down By the Water."

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Craig Hlavaty
Contact: Craig Hlavaty