As if anyone needed another reason besides the end of the school year, the warmer weather, or the oncoming of summer to look forward to May. Next month will see a slew of hotly anticipated albums finally drop, with several weeks having multiple high caliber releases on the same day. Undoubtedly, many people’s pocketbooks will take a hit. However, with the potential that all these albums have, it just might be worth it.

May 4:

Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record

The Hold Steady: Heaven Is Whenever

The New Pornographers: Together

May 11:

The National: High Violet

Sleigh Bells: Treats

(Note: Not this is not the album cover. It’s a photo from the band’s MySpace)

Woods: At Echo Lake

May 18:

Band of Horses: Infinite Arms

LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening

May 25:

Beach Fossils: Beach Fossils

And these are only albums that are being talked about a lot. There are sure to be some surprise albums that come out of nowhere and make a splash. It’s looking to be a good month!

(First Image: Broken Social Scene at Seaholm Power Plant in Austin; Oct. 2, 2009)