As we say goodbye to 2014 and finalize our year-end lists with the best music from the past 12 months, we’re also looking head and gearing up to start the process all over again.

Below lists all the upcoming releases expected in the inaugural month of 2015, including new albums from Belle & Sebastian, the Decemberists and the highly anticipated reunion album from Sleater-Kinney – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

These forthcoming releases are undoubtedly a sign of great things to come in 2015. So maybe in another 12 months from now, we’ll be polishing our 2015 year-end lists featuring some of these very releases.

  • January 6

    Catfish and the Bottlemen – ‘The Balcony’

  • January 13

    Justin Townes Earle – ‘Absent Fathers’

    Panda Bear – ‘Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper’

    Vagrant Records
  • January 20

    Alex Calder – ‘Strange Dreams’

    Belle & Sebastian – ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’

    Derek Grant – ‘Breakdown’

    Fall Out Boy – ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’

    Marilyn Manson – ‘The Pale Emperor’

    Sleater-Kinney – ‘No Cities to Love’

    The Decemberists – ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World’

  • January 26

    Gaz Coombes – ‘Matador’

    The Phantom Band – ‘Fears Trending’

    Hot Fruit Recordings
  • January 27

    Danny Kroha – ‘Angels Watching Over Me’

    Doomtree – ‘All Hands’

    Howlin Rain – ‘Mansion Songs’

    Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Special’

    Napalm Death – ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’

    The Dodos – ‘Individ’

    Ty Segall – ‘Live in San Francisco’

    Third Man Records