We have selected the best upcoming albums in December, check out our list below. You can also listen to our playlists on Spotify (nick: soulfeederofficial) with the best tracks of the year here. If you are an electronic music lover we have an electronic one too (here).
Brockhampton – Saturation III
This month, Brockhampton will release the final entry in their Saturation trilogy. Saturation I and II were released in June and August respectively, and both received universal praise for their innovative and diverse production style and original Rap lyricism. On Saturation II , the Hip Hop collective proved it could do more than just duplicate the penetrating sound of the first Saturation album, and we anticipate Saturation III will push their style even further. No music from Saturation III has been released yet—though the song “Follow” was originally intended for the album, the band later said it would be set aside for release as a demo in a forthcoming Saturation box set. Saturation III will be released on December 1st at midnight.
Belle & Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems
In December, January, and February, the Glasgow Indie Folk band Belle & Sebastian will release three new EPs. These come almost three years after the release of their last album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance—the group’s foray into dance music. In July, the band released “We Were Beautiful,” the first single from the EP trilogy, which seems to push their sound even farther into experimental dance music—matching drum ‘n’ bass elements and slide guitar.
Glassjaw – Material Control
The last Glassjaw album, Worship and Tribute, came out in 2002, and the band’s most recent release, the Coloring Book EP, come out in 2011. Now several years later, the Long Island Post-Hardcore band will release their third album Material Control. Needless to say, the album has gained quite a bit of hype and most fans have high expectations for the comeback. The album’s first single “shira” seems to meet the expectations of many—it’s a relentless Progressive Hardcore workout.
Scanner – Fibolae
In December, Electronic producer Robin Rimbaud will release the first album as Scanner in 8 years. Though Scanner became known for his eponymous breakthrough Illbient album, his diverse genre-bending since places him among the ranks of Oval and Ben Frost. Indeed, the single for Fibolae is a brutally cinematic percussive attack. Listen to “Savage is Savage”.
Neil Young + Promise of the Real – The Visitor
Veteran Folk Rocker Neil Young will release his next album with Lukas Nelson’s Promise of the Real band. The album has been billed as Young’s direct response to Donald Trump’s presidency, and will apparently address Trump using Young’s music at rallys without permission. The single “Already Great” immediately positions itself against the Trumpian “Make America Great Again” slogan.
Prurient – Rainbow Mirror
Prurient’s highly anticipated Rainbow Mirror, a 7xLP, three-hour-twenty-minute monolith, will be released December 1st. In the past few years Prurient and his Hosptial Productions label has been on the cutting edge of the Industrial and Dark Electronic Revival genres, and this massive new album is looking to be the producer’s magnum opus. Read more about the album and pre-order it on the Hospital Productions website.
Post Malone – Beerbongs and Bentleys
Controversial Rapper Post Malone originally slated his new album Beerbongs and Bentleys for a December 1st release, but Republic Records has since said the album doesn’t have a release date. Regardless, the 22-year-old New York Rapper’s new album is highly anticipated, and one should stay on the lookout for its imminent release. The album’s massively successful single “Rockstar” was released in September.
Dedekind Cut – Tahoe
Experimental electronic producer Dedekind Cut will release his second album Tahoe on December 23rd. A little over a year ago, Dedekind Cut impressed critics with his debut album $uccessor, which dynamically blended elements of New Age and Ambient with Noise and more abrasive elements. Listen to “Tahoe”.