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Lady Antebellum's new album 'Own The Night' coming September 13 -- will it live up to 'Need You Now'?

Lady-Antebellum

Lady Antebellum‘s second album, Need You Now, gradually built from modest Nashville success to bona fide cross-genre phenomenon.

How big was Need? Sure, the numbers tell the tale (three chart-topping singles, three million copies sold, five Grammys), but the truly impressive stat is that the title track was such a massive hit that the band played it on the Grammy Awards telecast two years in a row.

So what will they do for an encore? The band just announced that their third album will be called Own the Night (presumably, it won’t have anything to do with this terrible Mark Wahlberg movie) and will be released on September 13. The first single “Just a Kiss” has already been unleashed (it debuted on American Idol and entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number seven), with more to come.

The trick for Lady Antebellum will be avoiding the dreaded sophomore slump (sure, it’s their third album, but the first one since they became a household name). So how should they do it? READ FULL STORY

Kelly Clarkson's new album delayed

If you’re a fan of Kelly Clarkson, friend her on Facebook. It’s worthwhile, because she posts frequently, humorously and honestly. Earlier today, she alerted her legions that her much-anticipated fifth album has been delayed till September. (There had been earlier buzz that it would drop in the first or second quarter of the year.) Explains Clarkson: “I recently found out that my album won’t be coming out until September. The album has been recorded, but I can’t release it until then. I realize that is a long time, but that’s the best time to release it apparently so I’m sorry for the wait, but I promise you it sounds great!”

Details of the album are vague-ish, but Clarkson has provided some clues as she’s been recording. She revealed that it contains a cover of Eric Hutchinson’s “Why Don’t You Try” (her favorite cut, she says) and is “influenced by Prince, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, Radiohead and there’s a little bit of a Country vibe/influence on a couple of songs.” Oh, and the album is definitely not called “May” as previously rumored. (“That’s the worst title ever,” according to Clarkson.)

What do you think Kelly fans? Are you excited to hear the album? Are you bummed out by the delay? At least we have her excellent duet with Jason Aldean (“Don’t You Wanna Stay”) to hold us over for a while.

The Strokes' 'Angles' now streaming online: Read our review here

A full week in advance of its planned March 22 release date, The Strokes have released a full official stream of their fifth album, Angles, on their website. (Click here to listen.)

Below, find Amanda Petrusich’s review, also running in this week’s print edition: READ FULL STORY

Blink 182's Travis Barker talks new album, tour: 'It's definitely coming close'

blink-182Image Credit: Simone Joyner/Getty ImagesNot only is the long-awaited Blink-182 album almost-kinda-nearly finished, but drummer Travis Barker says the band might actually hit the road for a full tour—not just the short run of overseas dates they announced last November.

“We are talking about taking Kid Cudi out for an amazing tour we may have planned for later this year,” Barker told MTV News.That’s coming on the heels of Barker saying the band’s new album—their first in eight years—will be finished in “June or July.”

“Here’s the thought process for the album,”said Barker, who will also release his solo outing Give the Drummer Some on March 15. “Build 20 songs, pick 12 we love, and then concentrate on those 12 songs until they’re done, and then our album’s finished. And it’s definitely coming close … I think it’s where you would think Blink would be right now if you left off with our last album with us, and you follow each of our careers, and you know what we’ve done [since].”

Either way, June or July is still far enough from now for us to feel like we wouldn’t bet the mortgage on its summertime arrival. But what do you think, Blink fans? Tell us in the comments section, below.

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Radiohead's new album coming out this weekend

radiohead-king-of-limbsNobody thought Radiohead would follow a conventional release model for the followup to their brilliant In Rainbows, but…this was unexpected, to say the least. This morning the band announced that their eighth album, The King Of Limbs, will be available for download on their site Feb. 19. That’s this Saturday! Between then and March 28, when the record will be sold in CD and 12″ vinyl form at regular outlets, fans can buy the album as is or a deluxe edition including two clear 10″ vinyl records.

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Kanye West on Twitter: 'Watch the Throne' coming in March, plus another new album this summer

kanye-westImage Credit: Ben Hider/Getty ImagesKanye West has big plans for 2011. This weekend, he took to Twitter to announce a timeframe for three upcoming projects.

“I’ll be back this SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!” West promised on Sunday, shortly before clarifying this Terminator-esque declaration. Watch the Throne, his collaborative album with Jay-Z, is apparently “COMING IN 2 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!!” Before that happens, his music video for “All of the Lights” will arrive “IN 1 WEEK!!!!!!” Best of all, West touted “MY NEW ALBUM COMING THIS SUMMER.”

This is the first anyone has heard of a new solo album from West. As if Watch the Throne weren’t enough for fans to anticipate, now we have a whole other LP to look forward to. READ FULL STORY

Strokes' new album reportedly coming in March: Do you still care?

the-strokesImage Credit: Cody SmythThe Strokes‘ new album might finally have a release date. Pitchfork and TwentyFourBit report that the NYC rockers, who began an extended hiatus after 2006’s First Impressions of Earth, will release their fourth LP March 22 via RCA. A rep for the label says there is still no official release date. READ FULL STORY

Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'Watch the Throne' album: Is it really coming out this week?

jay-z-kanyeImage Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.comWhat’s happening with Kanye West and Jay-Z‘s Watch the Throne project? West first announced that he and Jay-Z were collaborating on a five-song EP back in August. Two months later, he said they were amassing enough material for a full-length album. Bits of additional information and rumor have circulated since then, culminating in West’s proclamation at a New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas last weekend (pictured): Watch the Throne, coming in one week!”

Those are some tantalizing words for hip-hop fans. If only they were a little more plausible. West’s promise would presumably put Watch the Throne in your headphones this Friday, Jan. 7. Putting aside the fact that albums generally come out on Mondays or Tuesdays, that’s awfully soon for a project that’s received so little formal promotion to date. West’s label, Def Jam, hasn’t said a word about Watch the Throne; a label rep had no comment for this story. We haven’t heard any official singles or seen cover artwork. Watch the Throne isn’t listed for pre-order on Amazon or iTunes. West and Jay-Z haven’t even confirmed a specific release date outside of that one party. Parachuting an album onto the market with so little advance preparation would be a risky commercial move, to say the least.

That still leaves open the possibility that West plans to surprise everyone by posting Watch the Throne for download on his website this week. Maybe he’ll even be reviving his dormant “G.O.O.D. Fridays” free giveaway series for that purpose. But are Kanye West and Jay-Z the kind of artists who would give away an entire new album online with no regard for profit margins? Bold as such a move would be, it feels out of character for both of them. A more likely version of this scenario has West posting an individual new song from Watch the Throne on Friday, or perhaps finished versions of the original five tunes from this summer — a teaser course, not the whole meal.

Of course, there’s no predicting exactly what Kanye West has up his sleeve at any given moment. Who knows! When do you think we’ll get to hear Watch the Throne? Are you looking forward to this meeting of the minds?

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Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' gets release date

At midnight last night, Lady Gaga tweeted that her upcoming new album, Born This Way, will be released on May 23, 2011. “THE SONG 2 13 11 THE RECORD 5 23 11,” read the singer’s feed, accompanied by a risque photo of her in a Born This Way jacket. The album’s title track thus drops on Feb. 13, which just so happens to be the same day as the 2011 Grammy Awards.

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T.I.'s 'No Mercy' due in December

takersImage Credit: Suzanne TennerTwo days after T.I. reported back to an Arkansas prison to begin an 11-month sentence for probation violation, his album No Mercy finally has an official release date. Atlantic Records announced today via press release that No Mercy will arrive in stores Dec. 7.

No Mercy, originally titled King Uncaged before a recent switch, has seen numerous delays. A tracklist has yet to be revealed, but Atlantic also revealed that Kanye West, Eminem, Chris Brown, The-Dream, and Christina Aguilera will all provide guest vocals.

Looking forward to No Mercy? Let us know in comments.

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