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10 Solo Albums We’d Like To Hear

on February 05, 2014, 12:00pm
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Joining up with a band has more than a few advantages over going it alone. Playing in a band lends an artist a built-in set of trusted collaborators, promotes sonic diversity, and enables musicians to craft bigger, fuller, lusher sounds. Plus, touring with one’s pals can help alleviate the inherent loneliness and isolation of the open road. On the other hand, solo offerings tend to be more intimate and personal than group efforts, treating fans to a rare, unadulterated glimpse into the hearts and minds of their favorite artists. Sometimes the results are striking and bare (e.g. Paul Westerberg, Feist), but more often than not, solo LPs wind up confusing and disappointing fans (e.g. Craig Finn, Brandon Flowers). But here at Consequence of Sound, we’re card-carrying optimists. Risk of failure be damned, here’s the list of the 10 solo albums we’d most like to hear.

–Henry Hauser
Staff Writer

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Zepp
April 23, 2014 at 12:57 am

Nick Valensi

Anonymous
April 23, 2014 at 12:17 am

I’ve always wanted to see a solo album from Daniel Kessler from Interpol.

Derek Thomas
April 5, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Would be interesting in hear a Win Butler album and a Caleb Followill stripped down acoustic album

Jacob Sunshine
February 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm

AMBER COFFMAN

Cecil Brown (@ceciltbrown)
February 6, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Rostam did a side project once – Discovery.

AllRightAllRightAllRight
February 6, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Michael f’n Stipe!

Steve Jozef
February 5, 2014 at 9:43 pm

We sort of got a Karen O solo album in the form of the Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack… not the same thing though, obviously.

Mark Moses
February 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Colin Meloy would be another good one.

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