#7. Santigold, TBD
Release date: May 2011
Likelihood of release: Most likely
What we know: If you made an argument that Santigold's self-titled debut (back when her name was Santogold; lawsuit) was the best album of 2008, not everyone would agree, but no one would think you were crazy. The New Wave-infused pop classics Santi crafted wound up in a gang of movies, TV shows, and commercials—and never got corny (like this season's omnipresent "Holiday" by Vampire Weekend). Absolutely no details about her next project have surfaced, but her team insists it's coming this year. We'll take the quiet approach, rather than hype and delays. As long as Santi's follow-up shows up and blows us away like we expect it to, we're good.