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The Best Is Yet To Come: Sowing's Most Anticipated

The album's I am most excited about for 2015. That I'm aware of at this moment, anyway. So far the year has been highly disappointing, but it helps to know that these albums are on the horizon.
1The Tallest Man on Earth
Dark Bird Is Home

Based on 'Sagres', it seems like Mattson is willing to take his bare-bones acoustic song craft and give it a little more flesh. That's a dangerous notion considering how much we all love his current style, but it's really the only place he has to go and I'm extremely interested to see how he pulls it off - because I know that he will. Projected Score: 4.3
2Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell

It took me a long time to understand Sufjan Stevens, and once I did all of his works simultaneously clicked on an emotional level. His acoustic works (especially Seven Swans) always resonated with me the most, so the news that Carrie and Lowell will mark a triumphant return to folk is all the news I need to hear to expect this to be a borderline classic record. Projected Score: 4.5
3Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress'

I was a big fan of their last album, but as hard and quickly as it hit me, it faded into the forgotten. Post-rock has a long track record of not being my favorite genre, so I'm probably to blame. However, F#A# remains a classic in my book, and for that reason I will always return to see what they come up with. I have no real reason to make this assertion, but my gut is telling me this will sneak under a lot of people's radars and then be surprisingly powerful and blow us all away. Projected Score: 4
4Faith No More
Sol Invictus

I've accepted that they'll never top Angel Dust, and I've moved on. But 'Superhero' is one hell of a single, and it's elevated my expectations for this quite a bit. There's few traditional "rock" artists that I respect as highly as these guys, and I know that even if this album disappoints it will still be a solid 3.5. Projected Score: 3.8
5Modest Mouse
Strangers to Ourselves

I'll admit that Modest Mouse has trekked off my radar a little bit in recent years. I was a huge fan during my college days, but lately they haven't been doing it for me. They've still been respectable, releasing decent albums and everything, so perhaps it is once again a result of my changing tastes over time. However, the songs I've heard from this are too strong to ignore. I'll be getting this the day it comes out. Projected Score: 3.8
6Florence and the Machine
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Florence and the Machine has released two phenomenal albums back-to-back. It's a rare feat to accomplish a three-peat, but her voice on 'What Kind of Man' makes her sound as bold and confident as ever. The album cover is kind of plain but the music will certainly make up for it. Projected Score: 4.0
7My Morning Jacket
The Waterfall

Like Modest Mouse, I've gotten away from My Morning Jacket a little bit. I'm even less sure why with these guys, as I've enjoyed everything they've ever put out. 'Big Decisions' is a classic MMJ midtempo jam, and if it's any representation of the album itself, I'm betting on another soul-soothing rock record from one of the most consistent bands around. Projected Score: 3.7
8Passion Pit

Call them a guilty pleasure, but they just know how to get into your head and stay there. For one of the catchiest bands around, they aren't overly simple or insultingly derivative though. This will be one of those albums that everyone either finds to be insanely catchy aka automatic 3.5, or nauseatingly cheesy. Knowing my high level of cheese tolerance, it will probably be the former. Projected Score: 3.5
9The Mountain Goats
Beat the Champ

Just got into these guys on Transcendental Youth, which was an excellent album. Hopefully they deliver more songs like Lakeside View. I love when they keep it simple and pen thoughtful lyrics. Both 'The Legend of Chavo Guerrero' and 'Heel Turn 2' sound extremely promising. Projected Score: 3.5
10Mumford and Sons
Wilder Mind

I know I know I know. Trust me, I know. I said I know already, will you please just let it go!? Truth is, I don't mind these guys even for as much as I love to bash their mind-numbing simplicity. I'll be interested in seeing if they put their talents to use to make something other than Sigh No More pt. III. Probably not, but...oh well, color me intrigued. Projected Score: 3.0
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