Top Pop and Rock Album Releases for 2013

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Arcade Fire: Hot off their work on the angsty soundtrack for “The Hunger Games,” the indie rockers return near the end of this year with a follow-up album to their Grammy-winning album The Suburbs.

The Black Keys: The alt-rock darlings who brought you “Gold on the Ceiling” promise to release yet another album sometime this spring.

Mariah Carey:  Mimi’s back! Billboard reports that besides her upcoming judging gig on “American Idol,” Starting January 16 on FOX, Mariah will launch her as-yet-untitled 14th album sometime in March. A track, “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” featuring rappers Rick Ross and Meek Mill, dropped last year.

Paramore: “Twilight” fans will no doubt be thrilled by the resurrection of this alt-rock favorite, fronted by soaring vocalist Hayley Williams. Despite the departure of founding members Josh and Zac Farro, their self-titled album debuts April 9 after the single “Now.” “Thanks to our fans for believing in the three of us before we ever even did,” the band says on their website.

Katy Perry: The self-crowned “Teenage Dream” says she hopes to release her third album by summer. Promising it will be a “black box” of who she is, she hinted to MTV it will be “real dark” given her divorce from comic Russell Brand.

Britney Spears: Now that she’s free from ”The X-Factor” bench, Britney has been chatting up her eighth studio album online, tweeting “Working hard. Collaborating with some new inspiring producers. Really focused on my music right now.” Lots of names have been linked to the pop princess but so far only and hip-hop producer Hit-Boy have been confirmed as collaborators.

Who are you looking forward to hearing new music from in 2013?


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