Let's do this list for 2018 just like in 2017. Taking into account how early it is in 2018 I'll start with my most anticipated albums, either confirmed or not, but all from artists that have been away a while. Anticipated Albums 2018 BMTH – TBC (hoping for it since it has been almost 3 years and after the huge That's The Spirit, one of the most anticipated ones) Avril Lavigne – TBA (the most anticipated album of the year for me, but I hope the song with Bebe Rexha comes on Rexha's album and not on Avril's) Echosmith – Inside A Dream (curious after their good effort with Talking Dreams, especially the song Cool Kids) The Pretty Reckless – TBC (hoping for something this year, even though very unlikely, but also something different since the last one was very introspective andfilled with pain, so I hope Taylor Momsen is in a better condition now. Very unlikely to happen, though) Halestorm – TBC (unlikely, but I hope for something better than the last album because they're capable of it) Purity Ring – TBC (very hyped for it if it happens considering how amazing another eternity was) CHVRCHES – TBC (I think it will be released some time in 2018 and the expectations are the expectations are very high) Breaking Benjamin – Ember (I hope it'll be as good as Dark After Dawn and judging by the title it has got some fire in it) Within Temptation – TBC (hoping for a new album since a new tour has been confirmed, but I hope for something better than Hydra and probably heavier, but I kow they'll never go back to something like The Silent Force, The Heart Of Everything or even The Unforgiving since their tendency is to get heavier with every new album) Nightwish – TBC (unlikely to happen since the band has stated that hiatus periods are going to be longer and they'll also be touring in 2018, but if it happens I hope Tuomas Holopainen makes something amazing like Endless Forms Most Beautiful) Muse – TBA (not too hyped since I missed out on the last one, but hoping for good at least) Arctic Monkeys - TBA (curious after having listened to AM and Favourite Worst Nightmare) Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending (random pick based on critics lists) The 1975 – Music For Cars (random pick based on critics lists) Fickle Friends – You Are Someone Else (random pick based on wikipedia) Echo and the Bunnymen – The Stars, The Ocean and The Moon (no expectations, just a random pick based on wikipedia) Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour (very curious for it after Same Trailer Different Park) Against The Curent - TBC (very unlikely, but if it happens the expectations are very high) Radiohead - TBC (very unlikely to happen since it's not on any critics list) Delain - TBC (very unlikely, but high expectations for a new album as well) Tonight Alive - Underworld (hoping for it to be as good as Limitless) As to the albums that are unlikely/very unlikely to happen, I'm hoping for at least 1 or 2 singles from those bands. We'll see as the year goes since nothing relevant has been released yet. As to the biggest names and albums, I hope it goes in a better direction in 2018.