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2013: THE YEAR OF MUSICAL REBIRTH…


If you’ve had your head in the sand, 2013 is officially the year of the comeback. Not only are we being treated to new albums by electronic music mainstays Daft Punk and Boards of Canada, but there’s also new work from D’Angelo, David Bowie and (gasp!) possibly a new tour from Trent Reznor and NIN. There must be some Stephen King-esque force affecting the musical atmosphere this year because it seems that all of our favorite acts are coming back from the brink. Via FACT:

The French and Scottish duos may have dominated April’s news, but they weren’t the only returns to the fray: Black Sabbath announced their first album with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978, crate-diggers rejoiced as Madlib revived his Quasimoto alias, albeit only for a rarities collection, and one of indie’s most mythologised groups, Neutral Milk Hotel, announced a reunion tour. Not enough for you? April also saw De La Soul’s first single for almost a decade, Mike Paradinas reviving his uZiq alias, a new EP by underground kings Cannibal Ox, the first Chris and Cosey single in 20 years, Matias Aguayo’s first album in four, and Parris Mitchell revealing to FACT that he would be restoring one of dance music’s greatest labels, Dance Mania.

Not to mention, for all heads concerned – we may soon get to hear new Aphex Twin in the near-future. It’s been two years since Richard D. James revealed that he has six albums in the pipeline. Hows about you just give us one? Please?