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2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Over the course of three albums in more than a decade, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs grew up a bit. Well, singer Karen O at least doesn’t injure herself on stage anymore. The trio’s last release in 2010, "It’s Blitz!," had more of a shiny, dance-pop feel. But early live performances of new songs give the impression the trio has moved back to its rough, punk-tinged roots on the upcoming "Mosquito," due out April 16.
1. Arcade Fire
At nearly every point in Arcade Fire’s fire career it has faced hype from fans and critics alike. Under immense expectations, the band has produced three fantastic albums, including its Grammy-winning "The Suburbs" in 2010. Maybe that’s why the band has been keeping its progress on the upcoming fourth release (due out later this year) so secret. But the odds of the album being another hit are in Arcade Fire’s favor, especially with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy in the studio helping out.
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