10 of The Biggest Gaps Between Albums


With The Avalanches releasing new material today (track ‘Frankie Sinatra’) a new album is imminent (Wildflower July 8), but it’s worth noting, it’s taken 16 years.

Repeat: 16 long years.

To put that in perspective, in the year 2000 Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia, American Beauty won the Oscar for best picture, and the PlayStation 2 was just released. My god…

The massive gap between albums mostly brought about a negative response, with anticipation turning into frustration, yet the Melbournians aren’t the only group guilty of keeping their followers in the dark. Here are 10 bands that almost caused their fans to combust in fit of vexation. In order of wait time..



11 years between Portishead (1997) and Third (2008)



The Verve

11 years between Urban Hymns (1997) and Forth (2008)



Kate Bush

12 years between The Red Shoes (1993) and Aerial (2005)



Van Halen

14 years between Van Hallen III (1998) and A Different Kind of Truth (2012)



Guns N Roses

15 years between The Spaghetti Incident? (1993) and Chinese Democracy (2008)



My Bloody Valentine

22 years between Loveless (1991) and MBV (2013)



The Cars

23 years between Door To Door (1987) and Move Like This (2011)



The Who

24 years between It’s Hard (1982) and Endless Wire (2006)



The Eagles

28 years between The Long Run (1979) and Long Road Out of Eden (2007)



The Stooges

34 years between Raw Power (1973) and The Weirdness (2007)


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Iggy And The Stooges formed in Michigan in 1967 – killing off the hippie era and sparking the first wave of punk with wild, primal live shows and three albums: The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power. They disbanded in 1974, but three decades later reformed, returning songs like I Wanna Be Your Dog, No

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