Last week I took a look at my favorite albums for the first half of 2012, so naturally I wanted to talk about what I’m looking forward to for the last half of the year. You can leave your own list in the comments!
10. Hyland – After coming out with a solid pop rock debut Tooth & Nail release in 2011, the boys are back quickly with an expected October release for their sophomore album.
9. Esterlyn – Sometimes playing pop rock music, sometimes kickin’ it worship style, these fine young gentlemen are coming out with a new album titled “Woven” in September.
8. The Wedding – Finally! Long awaited? Check. Highly anticipated? Check? Full length? You betcha! It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like we’ll finally get an LP with The Wedding’s current line up in September!
7. Poema – The day is coming in September, when the sister sister duo will release their debut full length album after a solid start with a regular EP and following it up with a Christmas EP.
6. Tobymac – This is actually a relatively quick release for Tobymac, taking less than three years since Tonight came out, marking a busy 12 months for the main eventer who released a Christmas album just last year and a remix album earlier this year. His album, Eye On It, will be out in late August!
5. Capital Lights – Can you believe they made a comeback? As surprising as this was when it was announced, the change in pace that they’ve demonstrated on this new album is something you should definitely check out for a good time in just a couple weeks.
4. The Classic Crime – Taking the independent/kickstarter route for the first time, we’ll get to hear what the band wants us to hear without any outside pressure, what will we get when Phoenix is released? Probably great music, just a guess.
3. Anberlin – They know the name, they know the release date, they’re just not telling us yet! Queue the people asking for Cities II.
2. Relient K – Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please come out with this album this year. It’s been way too long. Sincerely, everyone.
1. House of Heroes – Cold Hard Want comes out tomorrow. It will probably be the album of the year. It rocks. Buy it. Give them all your monies.