Mark my words, there will be a surprise summer hit that defines 2013, but even our high-end crystal balls here at Y! Music can't get much more than a cloud over what it will be. I guess that's why they call it a surprise hit. But we do have lists upon lists of new albums that are surfacing and which are likely to be the big movers of the summer. Some have already been issued while others still have no firm date other than a blanket "summer release." What music you prefer will determine, of course, what music you likely bump into all June through August. Unless you're a Kenny Chesney fan who has a soft spot for Iggy Pop and Miley Cyrus!
I'm going in roughly chronological order here:
Bon Jovi, What About Now
Arena rock is getting in shorter supply these days, at least until Steve Perry and Journey and Lou Gramm and Foreigner make amends. Need a reason to flick your cellphone these days in your own bedroom? Here it is. If they don't write choruses that make everyone sing then demand your money back! (March)Read More »from The Hot Summer Albums of 2013