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1. All-American Rejects - When The World Comes Down- Release on 16th December, 2008

The All-American Rejects are a rock band, sometimes referred to as AAR, was introduced to the mainstream by their debut self-titled album "The All-American Rejects". The group followed this up with their sophomore album Move Along, which catapulted their status to one of the top pop rock bands, producing three U.S. Hot 100 top twenty hits (two of them reaching the top ten). The band's album Move Along has been certified double Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA and their self-titled release in 2003 has also been certified Platinum.I loved both of their albums and am looking forward to their new one. Here is a single which is released from the album.

You can pre-order the album from Amazon

2. Eminem - Relapse-Release on 23rd December,2008

No one should be given an introduction to Eminem, also knows as Slim Shady. The Oscar winner and Grammy winner Rapper, producer and actor is a well known name even in tho non hip hop community. With a legacy of turning up with great record, he announces his new album after a break of almost 5 years. While concrete details about the album are still kept as top secrets, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, and T.I. are reported to be among the stars who will be appearing on the album with the Detroit rapper. Eminem is known to be touchy about his singles leaking on the internet. He produced his last album Encore right from scratch cause some tracks from his yet to be released Straight from the Lab was leaked. A single supposedly from his new album Relapse has been doing its rounds on YouTube. It sounds good, and different. Then again that may not be even in the final tracklist. Anyways here is the track.

3. U2 - No Line On The Horizon-Release on early 2009.

U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. The band consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar) and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). U2 have sold more than 140 million albums worldwide[3] and have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band. I am not a real fan of their music, especially music from their olden days. But their previous album "How to Dismantle an Atom Bomb" was really good and since then they have gotten a place in my "Artists to look out for". "No Line on the Horizon" is the working title which may change by the time the album comes out. Some tracks have leaked on to youtube, which were recorded by a a fan walking along the beach along side the villa from which Bono had played this song a bit too loud. For now there is a cover of "Greg Lakes - I Believe In Father Christmas" U2 recorded for (RED)WIRE and online music magazine to help fighting AIDS in Africa.

4. Rob Thomas - Cradle Songs-Release on early 2009

Rob Thomas was the lead singer and song-writer in the 90s band Matchbox Twenty. Matchbox 20 may officially be a group of the ’90s, but Rob Thomas has been steaming ahead with a successful solo career since his collaboration with Carlos Santana (for “Smooth”) and his last album, 2005’s …Something to Be went platinum. The new album which is tentatively named "Cradle Songs" is about 80% complete according to him. His songs has a catchy melody and exciting beats that makes us like the music right away. No single has been released or leaked yet. In the meantime listen to "Little Wonders", which was released as OST of Meet the Robinsons.

5. Switchfoot - yet to be named and set to release in summer 2009

Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band comprising of Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar). Switchfoot was introduced to limelight by the inclusion of a couple of their songs in the soundtrack of the movie "A Walk to Remember".This recognition led to their major label debut, The Beautiful Letdown, which was released in 2003. It went on to sell over 2.6 million copies and produced the band's best-known singles, "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move". They followed up with their sophomore album "Oh! Gravity" which were much applauded by the critics as well as fans. I loved both their albums and love their sound. The have announced a new album to be released in spring, 2009. They have over 40 tracks now recorded and even released the names of the tracks, which may or may not make it into the album. They recorded and released a song "This is Home" for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian which is included in the soundtrack too.

They recently brought out their first compilation album, "The Best Yet" which include 18 of their best songs and it can be bought over at Amazon.. I can't recommend this enough. Except two or three songs I haven't heard or don't remember, all the tracks are amazing and will make you like the band instantly.

6. 50 Cent - Before I self Destruct-Release on February 3, 2009

Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, needs no introduction to anyone who has been around long enough on the Hip Hop scene. He rose to fame with his debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" and his sophomore album "Massacre" both of which achieved platinum status. I loved both of those albums, Massacre being my favorite among them. His third album "Curtis" was nowhere near his first two but still had a couple of good tracks. I'm no fan of his, but don't dislike him either. His new single is hot and that made me look forward to his new album.

7. Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D- Release date not confirmed

The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip hop group from Los Angeles comprised of will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie. Since its breakout album Elephunk in 2003, the group's pop/dance-oriented style of hip hop music has sold an estimated twenty-seven million albums and singles worldwide. I loved every song brought out by them and am a big fan of theirs. So I can't wait for their new album. No single is released yet. For now we have to be satisfied with their new song from a pepsi ad- "More"

8. Micheal Jackson - 7even-Release date not confirmed

Micheal Jackson, the King of Pop, is all set to make a comeback into the music arena with his new album, 7even(working title). I am not a fan of Micheal Jackson, though i love some of his tracks. But I know a lot of his fans worldwide will be thrilled to hear about a new album in the making. Some big names like Kanye West, Will.i.am, and Ne-yo are said to be collaborating with him on his new outing. I have to say, seeing the list of featured artist, I like the direction he is going. I may well like the album after all. No singles released and no date too. One track that featured Micheal Jackson was leaked and subsequently dropped from the new Akon album Freedom. Akon has said that they will be working together again. Apparently Micheal is very serious about making a comeback. Lets wait and see. Till then here is the leaked track.

8. Flipsyde - Title not finalized-Release on 2009

Flipsyde is a rap/R&B/rock band consisting of band members Steve Knight, Dave Lopez, Jinho "the Piper" Ferreira, and recently Chantelle Paige. Flipsyde traversed a whole range of genres across their debut album in 2005. Their single off the first album "Someday" was chosen as NBC's anthem for 2006 Winter Olympic Games. Their "Champion" has yet again be chosen as the anthem for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. Their debut album was widely applauded by critics and "Washington Post" even named the album as the best Hip Hop album of the year. They recently released their single off the album "Toss it up feat. Akon".

Some other tracks are also there on YouTube
Fell in Love
Oh God

9. Lil Jon - Crunk Rock- Release on "Only God knows"

Crunk Rock is the solo debut album by Atlanta based producer Lil Jon, originally scheduled for release in mid-2006, rescheduled for the end of 2007, then "sometime" in 2008. Now even that is almost over and no word from Lil Jon. He may even change the title, he says. He has released a couple of singles from the album and some of them has gone to become hits. But the point of releasing a single is that people get excited about an album. Releasing an album after everybody has forgotten about the single..well that's not very smart is it?. I am not sure whether to look forward to the album or just forget about the artist all together. Anyways one of the singles that I think is any worth is Snap Yo Fingers.

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