If you are a fan of Alt Rock, 2011 is a great year for you. Here are some upcoming albums that i am really excited for:

1. Untitled Radiohead Album- According to guitarist Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead, their follow-up to 2007’s outstanding “In Rainbows” is almost done and should be coming this year, and most likely in the first half of the year. I am very excited for this album because Radiohead is one of the best artist out there, having close to 100 great songs, and having so many perfect albums (The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A). Overall, Knowing Thom Yorke and the crew, this should be another great album from Radiohead.

2. Untitled Red Hot Chili Peppers Album- I have been looking forward to this album since i got into the Peppers a few years ago. It is great to know that they are off Hiatus for one and are making a new album, since the Chili Peppers are my favorite band. This album has also pissed me off due to the fact that it was supposed to come out October of last year, and then March of this year, and now they finally have a date of June of this year. Supposedly they have over 20 songs done already, so expect another Stadium Arcadium sized album coming. Also, there is supposed to be piano in this album, so that should be interesting, since it is new territory for the Chili Peppers.

3. Rise Against-Endgame-Release Date: March 15- You may not have heard of Rise Against, but they are a very talented Alt Rock group, having such songs like Give it All and Prayer of the Refugee, which all are amazing. Their new album is coming very soon and from the early sounds of it, it sounds amazing. Here is their first single from the new album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItEvTzv9B9s

4. Untitled Coldplay Album- Coldplay has released some of the prettiest music in the last ten years, ranging from Clocks to Viva La Vida. I am very excited to see what is in store for their next album, set to come out sometime this year. According to some sources, they haven’t finished any songs, but are well into many songs. Their Christmas single is the only christmas song i really like, so the album must end up being good.

5. Cage the Elephant- Thank You Happy Birthday- Out in stores- I have listened to some of their new album, which does not beat Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKtsdZs9LJo) but they are a talented band and I expect it to be pretty good.