Preview of 2016 Rock/Alternative Albums: Alt In Our Stars Podcast

Paramore Hayley M83
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Hayley Williams of Paramore; Anthony Gonzalez of M83.

And could radio upstarts like LCD Soundsystem, St. Lucia, Baio, and Chairlift score hits?

We’re a month into 2016, and the year has already brought us two (highly different) rock records atop the Billboard 200 albums chart. What does the rest of the year hold in store?

Alt In Our Stars host Chris Payne sat down for a fact-filled (and sometimes opinionated) chat with Billboard chart staffers Emily White and Kevin Rutherford about some of this year’s most anticipated releases. Paramore is writing its new album -- will we get it this year? How will M83 follow up “Midnight City”? Could LCD Soundsystem produce a hit song or chart-topping album? What’s the deal with Rivers Cuomo’s Twitter account? Yeah, Weezer’s forthcoming album was discussed, too. 

Past Episodes: Panic! at the Disco | Beach Slang | Bully | Downtown Boys | Autre Ne Veut | Baio | Silversun Pickups

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