The most anticipated albums of fall 2016

By Jesse Baalman

A comeback from Britney Spears, a solo project from Tove Lo and another country collection from Jason Aldean will be among the best anticipated albums of fall. Anyone who enjoys music will be happy to see what albums the industry has to offer this season in a variety of genres.

“Glory” by Britney Spears

Britney Spears is releasing a pop/R&B album Friday, the eighth of her career. Spears spawned pop anthems like “Toxic” and “Womanizer” in the early ‘00s and has a lot riding on her new album, “Glory,” as her career has been in somewhat of a slump lately. It looks like she is heading in a promising direction and making a comeback, starting with the lead single “Make Me” featuring rapper G-Eazy. “Glory” should be a welcomed return to form for the talented pop artist.

“They Don’t Know” by Jason Aldean

The seventh studio album from country favorite Jason Aldean will be released on Sept. 9. The album has a single that reached No. 1 on Country Airplay charts, “Lights Come On.” The newly-released single is another chart topper that Aldean has released since his debut in 2005. Fans of his style should expect nothing less than a fun, catchy collection to sing along to throughout the fall.

“The Devine Feminine” by Mac Miller

Mac Miller is releasing his fourth rap album Sept. 16, almost one year after his successful “GO:OD AM” was released in September of 2015. It should be another wild, yet reflective project from the rapper, who is well-known for collaborating with artists such as Juicy J, Miguel and Ariana Grande. His second single, “We” from this album, was released on Aug. 19 and features Cee-Lo Green.

“Lady Wood” by Tove Lo

Tove Lo is dropping a new electronic-pop and indie-pop album Oct. 28. Tove Lo has flown under the radar for almost her entire career, lending her writing to a Grammy-nominated song titled “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding, and she lent her voice to work by Coldplay and Nick Jonas, but the world was on fire for “Habits (Stay High)” from her first album. This second album is an opportunity for the grunge-influenced pop artist to demonstrate why everyone in the industry wants to work with her.