Belle and Sebastian
Years since their last album: Five
Their new album:Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
What to expect: The Glaswegian introverts soup up their twee pop with soulful backup vocals ("Play for Today"), Chic-style funk-guitar riffs ("The Party Line"), and erudite Euro-disco ("Enter Sylvia Plath"). It's like the sound of a thousand librarians finally getting laid.
Years since their last album: 10
Their new album:No Cities to Love
What to expect: Featuring fist-pumping choruses and lyrics like "I'm the pool boy filling you with cool joy in my melody," the riot grrrl trio's latest set of punk anthems is sexy and sardonic, retro and modern. This is a comeback record to kick all comeback records' asses.