Herbie Hancock - The Essential Herbie Hancock (February). A 2cd best of - will be nice to get a bunch of his stuff in one package.
Dilated Peoples - 20/20 (February)
Zach De La Rocha (TBC). Yeah, sure, it might never get released... but I guess this year is as likely as any.
Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders (March). Haven't heard anything yet but I'm definitely curious... he's becoming one helluva decent drummer.
Saliva - The Rise and Fall of a Glorified Kingdom (March). Their sound seems to change from album to album but they always rock. This one will too.
The Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics (April). You never know quite what to expect from the Lips, other than a certain amount of psychedelia - oh, and top quality.
Pearl Jam - Superunowned (April). The titular Soundgarden reference, and recent interviews, hint that the legends might be headed in a harder direction. …