Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Musical Artist Comebacks Returning in 2013?

By Billboard Magazine

2013 is only two weeks old and it already seems like the Year of the Comeback. With Justin Timberlake, David Bowie and Destiny's Child all making unexpected returns to music with shiny new singles in tow. At this rate, another high-profile comeback or two will be announced by the end of the month -- and if that's the case, which dormant superstar would you most desperately want to see return?

Vote now in the poll below to tell us which musical artist -- Outkast, the White Stripes, Missy Elliott, Daft Punk or Fall Out Boy -- is the one you most want to see release some brand new music this year.Musical Comebacks: Which Artist Should Return Next in 2013?

But how sweet would a new Outkast album be? Sure, Andre 3000 and Big Boi reunited (kind of) on Frank Ocean's "Pink Matter" remix, but the proper follow-up to 2006's "Idlewild" could potentially add to one of the most consistent discographies in hip-hop. Meanwhile, Jack White released his debut solo album, "Blunderbuss," last year and it scored an Album of the Year Grammy nod, but there's nothing quite like the combo of Jack and Meg to get us geeked on some top-tier garage rock. The White Stripes broke up nearly two years ago, and a return would mean the re-emergence of one of the best rock groups of this still-young century.

Missy Elliott finally dropped a pair of new songs, "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat," last year, but the hip-hop maverick still has yet to set a release date for her first album in eight years. Another artist whose last album dropped in 2005, Daft Punk has largely sat out the mainstream EDM explosion while leaving fans thirsting for any material. Even if Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter just come back to play some mind-blowing live shows, that'd be enough for us. And finally, Fall Out Boy have been on an indefinite hiatus since 2009, with no (public) intentions of dance, dancing any more. How stoked would you be if Patrick Stump once again joined forces with Pete Wentz to reconfigure the pop-punk princes of the 00s?

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