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Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' and 5 most anticipated albums of 2015
La Roux, Azealia Banks and Sia were featured in The Post’s best albums of 2014, but who will rule in 2015? Mark your calendars, because here are six of the most hotly anticipated albums of 2015.
Madonna – ‘Rebel Heart’
Madge fans got an early Christmas present in the shape of six brand- new songs from her forthcoming 13th album “Rebel Heart,” a release that was triggered by a leak of unfinished material over the past few weeks.
The half-dozen tracks showcase some heavy dance and EDM influences, but with leaks continuing to seep out, it wouldn’t be a surprise if she scrapped the rest of the “Rebel Heart” project and started again. Right now, the album is due for a full release on March 10, but this is Madonna — expect the unexpected.
Kanye West – Title TBA
The follow-up to 2013’s snarling “Yeezus” has been hinted at for a while, with an early version of the reported lead track “All Day” leaking onto the Web late in 2014. Someone with more of an idea about the rest of the album is Theophilus London, who claims to have been present during a listening party of 20 or so people hosted by Kanye during Paris fashion week.
Apparently, it was good enough to inspire him into “moshing drunk with mad babes.”
Rihanna – Title TBA
RiRi’s new album (widely referred to as “R8”) was strongly rumored to make a sudden appearance in the week leading up to Thanksgiving, but it didn’t materialize. Instead, the Barbadian posted a brief clip of a track she is tinkering with in the studio on Instagram to keep us guessing.
Things are clearly afoot, and we should be hearing them sooner rather than later.
Drake – ‘Views From the 6′
The Canadian rapper has already revealed the follow-up to 2013’s “Nothing Was the Same” will be called “Views From the 6.” Other details are scant, but Drake’s drip-feed of information has included a handful of teaser tracks — most notably the excellent “0 to 100,” which appeared online during the summer.
“If I ain’t the greatest, then I’m headed for it,” he says confidently on the track. On this evidence, that’s hard to dispute.
Kendrick Lamar – Title TBA
The signs are already good for Lamar’s third studio album. In September, he released the funky, Isley Brothers-sampling “i” as a taster, and his slick wordplay dazzled more than ever.
Sounds as though the “good kid” from the “m.A.A.d city” has grown into quite a man.
Adele – Title TBA
Back in May, Adele tweeted to mark her 26th birthday and suggested that she would see us again “later in the year,” naturally sparking gossip that the long-awaited sequel to the blockbusting “21” was imminent.
It still hasn’t arrived, which is no doubt problematic for her label XL, who posted a fall in profits partly due to the singer’s inactivity. Get a move on, Adele! There are bills to pay.