Broken Promises: 5 Albums That Will Probably Never Be Released
3. The Avalanches, Untitled Second Album
The Avalanches first released their groundbreaking electronic album Since I Left You in 2000. If you're good with math, you know that means it's been 12 years since they've released an album and electronic music, which changes so rapidly, is virtually unrecognizable now.
That hasn't stopped the Avalanches from plotting and working on their second album though. They started on it in 2005 and have consistently claimed it is coming ever since. New artists who have debuted since the Avalanches last released a record, such as Danny Brown, have even commented about working on the elusive album. A demo from the album came out in August, which marks one whole song since 2000.
2. Peter Gabriel, I/O
Peter Gabriel's last album of new material came out in 2002. Even then, that one was made up of ideas he had been working on since 1992. At least at an album every ten years, he was averaging better then than he's averaging now. Since shortly after Up came out in 2002, Gabriel has been promising to bring us I/O, which has been described in various different forms.
Finally, in 2011, Gabriel admitted he hadn't actually recorded any songs for I/O yet, but merely had ideas for songs, thus contradicting a previous statement that he had 150 songs ready for it. Then this year he said he had scrapped those song ideas and had begun working on new song ideas. If he can't get past the idea phase, do we have hope to ever hear this album? No.