[fuse] 2016 fall music preview: the 31 albums you need to hear

written by: jeff benjamin
release date: tbd

why we’re excited: the long-running k-pop favorites have been teasing a new album since this summer and all signs point to an upcoming fall release. while a shinee release is always cause for celebration, the group’s members have had time to grow with impressive solo ventures (in particular, taemin’s bruno mars-written “press your number” and jonghyun’s very excellent she is album). coming together as five should not only produce the quality listeners have come to expect from the boy band and likely push them towards new, artistic growth. especially if they tackle an unexpected genre, like they did with deep house on 2015’s “view”.


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a.i.m. - m.i.a.
cold world - of mice & men
shape shift with me - against me!
i remember - alunageorge
the divine feminine - mac miller
hard ii love - usher
illuminate - shawn mendes
fantôme - utada hikaru
the altar - banks
22, a million - bon iver
following my intuition - craig david
yellowcard - yellowcard
revolution radio - green day
the violent sleep of reason - meshuggah
climate change - pitbull
13 voices - sum 41
mc4 - french montana
mad love - jojo
walls - kings of leon
the serenity of suffering - korn
who you selling for - the pretty reckless
lady wood - tove lo
tba - dnce
joyride - tinashe
unfinished business - nathan sykes
hardwired… to self destruct - metallica
tba - bruno mars
tba - lady gaga
tba - little mix
tba - shinee
tba - miranda lambert


to note: shinee is the only korean artist to make the list, and one of the two asian artists to make it, along with utada hikaru. recently, jonghyun was the only korean artist to make fuse’s list of the best albums of the first half of the year with she is.