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5 Spot: More new music to look forward to in 2015

FARGO--We've already had a great start to 2015 for new music. Modest Mouse returned after a long absence with a new record, and albums from Sufjan Stevens and Father John Misty earned heaps of praise. With close to nine more months left in the ye...

Singer Lorde poses before French fashion house Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week March 6, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
Lorde’s producer and collaborator, Joel Little, told an Australian radio station in February that the pair would hit the studio “really soon,” though we don’t know what kind of sound we should expect for her second album. Reuters

FARGO-We've already had a great start to 2015 for new music.

Modest Mouse returned after a long absence with a new record, and albums from Sufjan Stevens and Father John Misty earned heaps of praise.

With close to nine more months left in the year, there's a lot more on the radar for music lovers out there.

Here are five artists expected to release new albums worth checking out in 2015.

• Fleetwood Mac: The beloved band is on the road, again, with all original members touring together for the first time in more than a decade. It remains unclear when exactly we'll get a new album from Fleetwood Mac, but the band said last May it had almost finished eight songs, and 2015 seems to be the target for releasing another studio album.

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• Adele: After the massive success of "21" in 2011, I knew the British singer would take her time following up the multi-platinum hit. But no one thought Adele would take this long, and despite rumors of a 2014 release date, the year came and went. The latest word from Billboard.com is we might finally get our hands on her new album in the second half of 2015.

• My Morning Jacket: Finally, we get to an album with a solid release date. The Kentucky rock band's "The Waterfall" drops on May 4, and if lead single "Big Decisions" is any indication, it should be another strong record.

• Radiohead: The next album from this British band seems on track for a 2015 release date, judging from a photo the longtime producer posted online of lead singer Thom Yorke and guitarist Jonny Greenwood using a synth late last year. While I'm not wild about everything in this band's catalog, Radiohead remains one of the most respected and innovative groups out there, and any new album will be worth a listen.

• Lorde: The New Zealand teen was everywhere in 2013 and 2014 with hits like "Royals" and "Team." Her producer and collaborator, Joel Little, told an Australian radio station in February that the pair would hit the studio "really soon," though we don't know what kind of sound we should expect for Lorde's second album. If things stay on schedule, maybe we'll get to hear more of Lorde's unique pop songs later this year.

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