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Fresh sounds: 5 summer albums to watch for

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Yeezus is coming …

Queens of the Stone Age

Like Clockwork (June 4)

The SoCal desert rockers are now on Matador Records, one more reason to get excited about their first album in six years.

Boards of Canada

Tomorrow’s Harvest (June 11)

For a certain breed of electronic-music fan, this return from Scotland’s downtempo duo, not Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, is the disc they’ve been dying to hear.

Kanye West

Yeezus (June 18)

Few specifics are known about the follow-up to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, but we fully expect it to be beautiful, dark and twisted.

Empire of the Sun

Ice on the Dune (June 18)

The Scottish dance-pop duo is known for its live production, but the group’s second album should sell big, bridging the gap between clubgoers and headphoners.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (July 23)

The folky rockers behind 2010 hit “Home” might be on the verge of a Mumford-level breakout.

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