Broken Promises: 5 Albums That Will Probably Never Be Released
Kevin Shields is at it again. Quickly becoming the Axl Rose of indie rock, the shoegaze star of My Bloody Valentine is back to promising a new MBV album. In fact, he's guaranteeing that it's going to come out this year. For those keeping track at home, that gives him about six weeks and a handful of days to release the album, which would be the band's first since the classic Loveless in 1991.
You've waited 21 years for the sequel to this.
Shields has been making promises like this for years (hence the old Axl Rose/Chinese Democracy reference up there), but people still hold out hope for a new record. Why? Because Loveless was just that damn good. We're willing to give a lot of slack to people who have made our favorite records. That's why we're still waiting on so many other albums that we've been promised that are probably never, ever coming out. Ever.
5. Ghostface Killah & MF DOOM, Swift and Changeable
This one was first announced in 2006. At that time it was supposedly 75 percent done. So that last 25 percent has taken six years to get around to finishing. So far we've heard exactly two songs supposedly from the album, one of which made its way onto DOOM's 2009 album Born Like This instead and the other which showed up as a remix on a mixtape.
But neither man has let it die. As recently as September, DOOM was saying that the album will be his focus very soon -- after he gets finished with a new Madvillain record. By the way, their last one that wasn't a remix album was in 2004. So yeah, I'll believe it when I see it.
4. Roger Waters, Heartland
Roger Waters has been teasing us and teasing us for years. He took an extended break from touring and recording in the early '90s, which was fine. Let the man have his break. But then he came back and started performing live again and has been working hard at that ever since.
So I think it was safe to assume he would record a new album at that point, yes? Instead, we've gotten a handful of soundtrack appearances and one-off singles, an opera (which is never a good idea, see: McCartney, Paul for further details), and more promises of new music coming... just as soon as he finishes another huge tour for The Wall. Come on, Rog. We don't care that you can't sing anymore, just give us new music.