2010's Most Anticipated Albums
Amy Winehouse and Blink-182 are back, plus more hot releases
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2010 1:14 PM CST
Katy Perry announces the nominees for best rock album at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – Forget Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift: This year promises to be a great one for music, with comebacks by big names and exciting follow-ups from breakthrough artists. MTV takes a look at the most anticipated albums of 2010:

  • Amy Winehouse: The troubled singer will, supposedly, finally complete the sequel to her Grammy-winning Back to Black.
  • Katy Perry: She’s worked with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer as well as a Rihanna collaborator on her follow-up to One of the Boys.

  • Blink-182: Reunited and it feels so good. The band is expected to release its first album since 2003.
  • Eminem: The rapper will drop Relapse 2—and there's a slim chance mentor Dr. Dre just might release the long-awaited Detox this year.
  • Lil Wayne: After a series of release date changes in 2009, Rebirth is due Feb. 1—one week before Wayne heads to prison on gun charges.
  • Drake: Everyone’s talking about his much-hyped debut, Thank Me Later.
  • Plus: Second albums from such buzzed-about bands as Zooey Deschanel's She & Him, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, and Jack White’s Dead Weather.
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