As 2016 is now only a memory, 2017 is looking promising for the music industry. Whether you’re into rap, hip-hop, rock, or anything in between, there’s going to be an album that fits your specific tastes. Check out a few of our favorites that we’re most excited for!

Dropkick Murphys: 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory

The band out of Quincy, Mass, is making a return in 2017 with another Celtic punk album. The Dropkick Murphys are emblazoned in the ears of all Bostonians due to the success of the 2011 album, Going Out in Style. Based on the title of the album, it’s safe to say, the Dropkick Murphys are sticking to their roots of drinking and fighting.

Bonobo: Migration

Also known as Simon Green, Bonobo is a British musician, specializing in electronica and acid jazz. Bonobo has released a new album every three years since 1999, which undoubtedly spoils the fans with plenty of content.

Nelly Furtado: The Ride

Canadian born Nelly Furtado, is renowned all over the world for her pop and R&B influences, but hasn’t released an album since 2012. Her fans will be grateful to hear her catchy beats and hypnotic voice again, as The Ride, should be an automatic success on the charts.

Grave Digger: Healed By Metal

The Germans undeniably know their heavy metal and Grave Digger is no exception. Originating in the early 80’s, Grave Digger has been pumping out varying genres of metal to release your inner headbanger. This 2017 release will mark the 18th album released by Grave Digger in their storied tenure.

Code Orange: Forever

Pittsburgh sure has seen its share of musical talent in the past decade. The Code Orange Kids are keeping the punk spirit alive with their 2017 album, Forever. Code Orange stands out from the numerous garage bands with their tones of indie rock, giving them a voice all their own.

The Flaming Lips: Oczy Mlody

Another band still surviving since the 80’s, The Flaming Lips, a rock band specializing in psychedelic and experimental punk. While they’re not afraid to shake things up, only time will tell if their 2017 experiment, Oczy Mlody, will be a victory.

2017 is already shaping up to be an excellent year for music and we’re only in the first week! With returns from 80’s rock bands and critically acclaimed pop singers, be on the lookout for the album that fits your style.

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