20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2020
A lot of music comes out in any given year, and it can be hard to keep track, so we are giving you a look at the most anticipated albums of 2020.
It's the start of a brand new decade, and we’re living in an era where scene influences are creeping into all genres, including mainstream Top 40 (shout out to Halsey). So we don’t really care if you don’t think Juice WRLD or Machine Gun Kelly’s music counts as scene, we are excited to hear their latest music.
From albums that are confirmed to artists that are due for a new full-length, these are Note To Scene's Most Anticipated albums of 2020.
A Day to Remember, You’re Welcome
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: Bad Vibrations (2016)
What we know: The album was initially slated for a Nov. 15, 2019 release, but the band announced days before that it was getting pushed to early 2020.
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: Old Crows / Young Cardinals (2009)
What we know: Alexisonfire haven’t announced any intentions of making a new album, but after releasing two new songs in 2019 and one song this year, we are holding out hope for a full album. We’re also holding out hope that any new music leans more in the direction of their latest release and not the two we heard in 2019.
All Time Low, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: Last Young Renegade (2017)
What we know: Based on some strange teasers ATL have posted on social media (blacking out their profiles, a video of a panda burning their Last Young Renegade jackets, a clip with the Nothing Personal and Future Hearts logos disappearing), it’s safe to assume a new era is on its way in 2020.
Asking Alexandria, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: Asking Alexandria (2017)
What we know: Guitarist Ben Bruce told KCAL 96.7's RadioActive Mike Z. back in August that the band were currently sitting on their next album waiting for the promotional cycle for the eponymous <i>Asking Alexandria</i> album to conclude. “It’s done. It’s ready to go. I could release it tomorrow. It’s done, we’re ready,” he said.
Black Veil Brides, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: VALE (2018)
Black Veil are throwing it back this year with a fully re-recorded version of their debut album, We Stitch These Wounds. Additionally, they’re dropping something called “duologies,” which are sets of two tracks that will be promoted as an album.
Bring Me the Horizon, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: amo (2019)
Bring Me are many things: unpredictable, innovative, the current biggest band in the scene and so much more. Their last album amo came at the beginning of 2019, but they also dropped a surprise experimental EP at the end of the year with their first song over the 20 minute mark. From what we know, the band have music in the cannon. Will they fire? Hopefully.
Dance Gavin Dance, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: Artificial Selection (2018)
DGD are one of the scene’s most unlikely survivors because they constantly churn out high-level content that their fans just eat up. This will be the band’s ninth album. Frontman Tilian Pearson has teased it multiple times on his Twitter account. It will be interesting to see where they stack up in first-week sales coming off of Artificial Selection, which gave them the biggest of their career.
Every Time I Die, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: Low Teens (2016)
What we know: This is the only release that matters in 2020. (Also, they’ve played two new songs — “White Void” and “Back Distance” — live and have left all kinds of breadcrumbs on social media alluding to the new songs, including one tweet claiming the new album had the “heaviest riff.”)
Green Day, Father of All Motherfuckers
Release Date: Feb. 7 // Last Album: Revolution Radio (2016)
What we know: With three singles out already — the title track, "Fire, Ready, Aim," and “Oh Yeah!” — and the Hella Mega tour with Weezer and Fall Out Boy slated for summer, Green Day’s 13th album is nearly here.
Release Date: Jan. 17 // Last Album: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017)
What we know: This album will be Halsey’s truest testament to her actual commercial size to date. She’s about to play stadiums on tour later this year — will she be able to put up sales numbers to match? We’ll find out in a little over a week.
Hayley Williams, Petals for Armor
Release Date: TBD (Jan. 22) // Last Album: Paramore’s After Laughter (2017)
What we know: In a social media post at the end of December, Hayley Williams reflected her recent 31st birthday, then teased a 2020 project. "I'm putting out some music next year," said Williams in struck through text. She added, "With the help of some of my closest friends, I made something I’m going to call my own. It’s a really special project and you’ll get a taste of it in January." She later teased the date Jan. 22, so it’s safe to say we’ll get to hear something very soon.
Juice WRLD, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: Death Race for Love (2019)
What we know: Before his tragic and untimely death on Dec. 8, 2019, Chicago rapper Juice WRLD told XXL magazine that he planned to drop the follow-up to his Death Race for Love album (released earlier that year) in the beginning of December. That never happened, but Juice did say he recorded more than 10 songs from the album and that Young Thug would be featured, so it’s likely we’ll get to hear these tracks in 2020.
Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets To My Downfall
Release Date: TBA // Last Album: Hotel Diablo (2018)
What we know: MGK dropped one of the best rock songs of 2019 with “I Think I’m OKAY” and then teased he was going to release a full rock album in 2020. We now know the project, which he’s been working on with Blink-182’s Travis Barker, is called Tickets To My Downfall and we are so ready for Kelly to keep the pop-punk bangers coming.
My Chemical Romance, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (2010)
What we know: Listen: We know this is a long shot, but our hope is that we can manifest an MCR album in 2020 by putting this out into the universe.
Neck Deep, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: The Peace and the Panic (2017)
What we know: Though Neck Deep have been quiet since wrapping up their The Peace and the Panic< cycle, the time is right for some new tunes.
Panic! at the Disco, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: Pray for the Wicked (2018)
What we know: While Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie was taking a victory lap for his most recent album at the Billboard Music Awards on May 2, the singer said that he was already looking ahead to the next album. “I thought I would take a little more time off and I'm already starting music,” Urie told Billboard. “Not with anything planned in mind, but just working on some ideas. I can't help myself, so I don't think it'll be too long before another Panic! record.”
Pierce The Veil, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: Misadventures (2016)
What We Know: Back in August, Vic Fuentes said in a video on his twitter that he was working on new PTV music, but we haven’t heard anything on the topic since.
State Champs, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: Living Proof (2018)
What we know: Like their contemporaries in Neck Deep, State Champs have given no official word on new music, but it would make sense for them to drop a new album in 2020.
The Ghost Inside, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: Dear Youth (2014)
What we know: The Ghost Inside are in the studio working on album No. 5 with producers Will Putney and A Day To Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon. This will be TGI’s first album following their involvement in a deadly bus crash in 2015.
The Used, TBA
Release Date: TBD // Last Album: The Canyon (2017)
What we know: Bert McCracken told Kerrang that the band's upcoming album bears a striking resemblance to their first album — 2002’s self-titled staple, which features “The Taste Of Ink” and “Buried Myself Alive.”