16 Albums We Can't Wait To Hear In 2018

13 December 2017, 15:35

2018 Albums
2018 Albums. Picture: Press

By James Wilson-Taylor

From 5SOS to Troye and Selena, we round up all the biggest releases the next 12 months has to offer.

As we wrap up the year, it's time to look ahead to 2018 and a whole new set of albums to devour from returning faves and exciting new artists.

So what are we most looking forward to? Here's our picks for the most anticipated albums of 2018:

1) Panic! At The Disco


Brendon has been hard at work on Panic!'s sixth effort for a few months now, occasionally teasing snippets on Instagram Live and no doubt taking inspiration from his recent Broadway stint in Kinky Boots.

2) The 1975


Entitled Music For Cars, The 1975's third full-length album will arrive in the summer with a possible EP in the spring and, maybe, that lomg-rumoured Drive Like I Do side-project record. Fingers crossed.

3) Waterparks


The pop punk trio are promising a varied, often electronic sound with plenty of bangers. Find out for yourself when Entertainment drops on January 26th.

4) Troye Sivan


Troye's follow-up to the mighty Blue Neighbourhood seems imminent after the singer began posting cryptic clues and what appear to be shots from the set of a music video on his social media in recent weeks. Look out for this one sooner rather than later.

5) Pale Waves

Having already released a series of absolute bangers through 2017, Pale Waves look set to unveil their first full-length release with production help from their friend and labelmate Matty Healy.

6) 5 Seconds Of Summer


Yeah, we know this was included in our "Most Anticipated Albums Of 2017" list too but come on, surely they ain't gonna make us wait ANOTHER year for the third 5SOS record? Keep an eye out in early spring we reckon.

7) Zayn


After the massive success of his debut, Zaddy dropped new collabs with Sia and Taylor Swift that added a poppier sheen to his personal brand of R'n'B. Will this be a recurring theme as he returns for a second album? Time will tell. And speaking of 1D...

8) Liam Payne


Three singles deep, Liam has clearly been channeling the work of former boybander turned popstar Justin Timberlake, with Justified a common talking point in recent interviews on music. We expect some clean cut danceable goodness from this one with some big name producers on board for the ride.

9) Louis Tomlinson


The final One Direction member to go solo, Louis has already experimented with dance and a more indie-centric vibe on recent singles. 'Miss You' is said to be most indicative of the record's overall sound so watch this space.

10) Camila Cabello


'Havana'. What a song. 'Crying In The Club'. What a song. Need we say more? We'll have 8 more of your finest bangers Camila, please and thank you.

11) Twenty One Pilots


With the Blurryface era now at a close, clique members have been analysing every tiny morsel of information they can gather on what to expect next from TØP. Will Josh's new hair be a clue? Probably not so best wait to see what the boys come up with towards the end of the year.

12) Fall Out Boy


After a delay earlier this year, FOB's seventh album went through heavy rewrites and new recording sessions with all members now seemingly far more satisfied with the final result. Check it out for yourself when it drops on January 19th.

13) Avril Lavigne


It's been a long time coming but Avril's first release since 2013's self-titled record is finally on the way, the singer confirming the news on Instagram last year. Fingers crossed for a nostalgia-heavy tour to follow soon afterwards.

14) Charli XCX


Because two mixtapes in one year just isn't enough dammit. Even more bangers please Charli!

15) Selena Gomez


Selena had a handful of massive singles this year pointing towards one hell of an album release in 2018. Plus, with the return of her series 13 Reasons Why on Netflix, could this be the year of Gomez?



The Scottish synth trio have been working with pop mega-producer Greg Kurstin for their third release. And could we get another collab with Hayley Williams in there somewhere? Yes please!

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