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Anticipated album releases for summer 2018



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Canadian singer, songwriter and rapper Aubrey Drake Graham, better know by his stage name Drake, performs at Royal Arena on March 7, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Drake is expected to release an album June 29, 2018, titled "Scorpion." Tribune News Service Buy Photos

From Nicki Minaj to Jason Mraz, here is a list of this summer's anticipated album release dates.


June 29:

Florence + the Machine, "High As Hope"

Bullet For My Valentine, "Gravity"

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels, "Vanished Gardens (Feat. Lucinda Williams)"

Drake, "Scorpion"

Gorillaz, "The Now Now"

Jim James, "Uniform Distortion"

John Coltrane, "Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album"

Let's Eat Grandma, "I’m All Ears"

Ray Davies, "Our Country: Americana Act II"

The Essex Green, "Hardly Electronic"

The Interrupters, "Fight the Good Fight"

The Milk Carton Kids, "All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn’t Do" 


July 6:

77:78, "Jellies"

We The Kings, "Six"


July 13:

Between the Buried and Me, "Automata II"

Body/Head, "The Switch"

Chelsea Grin, "Eternal Nightmare"

Cowboy Junkies, "All That Reckoning" 

Deafheaven, "Ordinary Corrupt Human Love" 

Dirty Projectors, "Lamp Lit Prose"

Obscura, "Diluvium" 

Real Friends, "Composure"

Rodney Crowell, "Acoustic Classics"

Save Face, "Merci" 

The Jayhawks, "Back Roads And Abandoned Motels"

Wettill, "Run"


July 20:

Buddy, "Harlan & Alondra" 

Forma, "Semblance"

Jan Hammer, "Seasons Pt. 1"

Lori McKenna, "The Tree"

Pram, "Across the Meridian"

The Internet, "Hive Mind"

Ty Segall and White Fence, "Joy"


July 27:

RL Grime, "VOID"

Boz Scaggs, "Out Of The Blues"

Cody Jinks, "Lifers"

Daughtry, "Cage To Rattle" 

Dee Snider, "For The Love Of Metal"

Halestorm, "Vicious" 

Kenny Chesney, "Songs For The Saints"

Scott Danbom, "Scott Danbom"

Tony Molina, "Kill the Lights"

Underworld & Iggy Pop, "Teatime Dub Encounters"


August 3:

Amanda Shires, "To The Sunset"

Gulp, "All Good Wishes"

Houndmouth, "Golden Age"

James, "Living In Extraordinary Times"

Shemekia Copeland, "America's Child"

The Love Language, "Baby Grand" 

Trophy Eyes, "The American Dream"


August 10:

Jason Mraz, "Know" 

Nicki Minaj, "Queen"

Deaf Havana, "Rituals"

Jake Shears, "Jake Shears"

Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis, "Wild! Wild! Wild!"

Shooter Jennings, "Shooter"

The Magpie Salute, "High Water I"

The War And Treaty, "Healing Tide"

Tomberlin, "At Weddings"


August 17:

Mitski, "Be The Cowboy"

Austin Lucas, "Immortal Americans"

Blue October, "I Hope You're Happy"

Cullen Omori, "The Diet"

Death Cab for Cutie, "Thank You For Today"

Justin Hiltner & Jon Weisberger, "Watch It Burn"

Oh Sees, Smote Reverser

Papa M, "A Broke Moon Rises"

Still Corners, "Slow Air" 

Trevor Powers, "Mulberry Violence"


August 24:

Autechre, "NTS Sessions"

Candi Staton, "Unstoppable"

Devil Makes Three, "Chains Are Broken"

Interpol, "Marauder"

Joey Dosik, "Inside Voice"

Justice, "Woman Worldwide"

Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood, "With Animals"

Neil and Liam Finn, "Lightsleeper"

Nothing, "Dance On The Blacktop"

The Amity Affliction, "Misery"

The Frights, "Hypochondriac"

White Denim, "Performance"


August 31:

Troye Sivan, "Bloom"

Aaron Lee Tasjan, "Karma For Cheap"

Amos Lee, "My New Moon"

Anna Calvi, "Hunter"

Beanpole, "All My Kin"

Mass Gothic, "I’ve Tortured You Long Enough"

Menace Beach, "Black Rainbow Sound"

Muncie Girls, "Fixed Ideals"

Wild Nothing, "Indigo"


All release dates and album names were found on metacritic.com. Release dates are subject to change.


Matt Rasnic

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