2015 music to continue after monumental Adele release

By Managing Editor

With the Nov. 20 release of Adele’s third album, 25, it’s clear that the 2015 year in music has reached its climax. According to Billboard, Columbia Records will ship as many as 3.6 million copies of the album during its first week, making it the largest number of new-release CDs shipped since *NSYNC shipped 4.21 copies in 2000. 

Adele’s opening week will be massive, and her success will surely continue in weeks to come. While 25‘s release is a defining moment of this year in music, there are still a number of other releases to look forward to. Below is a list of my most-anticipated yet-to-be-released albums of 2015.


1. ANTIby Rihanna

It has been a long three years since Rihanna last released an album. The wait for Riri’s highly anticipated eighth album, ANTI, has been made more agonizing by the slow unveiling of album details throughout the year. Fans got a taste of the elusive album this spring when Rihanna released a slew of singles and snippets. Finally, following the Nov. 22 release of Rihanna’s “Anti Diaries” video series, it seems that rumors of a Nov. 27 album release may be true.


2. Speedin’ Bullet To Heaven by Kid Cudi

Rapper Kid Cudi gained a massive following between 2009–2010 with the release of his first two albums—installments of his acclaimed Man on the Moon trilogy. Cudi’s upcoming Dec. 4 release is not the long-awaited part three and conclusion to the trilogy, but it will definitely be worth a listen. While his core fanbase has remained strong, Cudi lost much of his following when his last two albums, Indicud and Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, were deemed too experimental by fans who felt nostalgic for his earlier albums.

3. Placebo – MTV Unplugged by Placebo

European glam-rock band Placebo visited the MTV Europe Unplugged stage to deliver an acoustic set of some of its biggest hits. No new songs are featured on the album, but it will be an enjoyable trip down memory lane through songs that encapsulate the teenage angst from my high school years.



The London-based electronic music producer recently released “Vroom Vroom,” a collaboration with pop singer Charli XCX, and it is a banger. SOPHIE’s high-BPM tunes with bouncy basslines have attracted the likes of Madonna and rapper Le1f. The artist’s first album, Product, is slated for a Nov. 27 release and will surely provide more of his high-pitched, energetic take on pop music.


5. A Head Full of Dreams by Coldplay

I’m not the biggest fan of Coldplay’s latest music—the band lost me shortly after its 2009 release of Viva la Vida. However, the first single of A Head Full of Dreams, “Adventure of a Lifetime,” offers a sound and style that cannot be heard in any of its previous work. It is up-tempo and disco-infused, leaving me curious as to what else Coldplay has concocted.