Buzzworthy's 8 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011

Enough looking back at 2010; it's time to look forward to 2011. This year will see releases from some of our favorite artists. So, without further ado, let's take a look at Buzzworthy's Most Anticipated Albums of 2011.

Artist: Lady Gaga

Title: Born This Way

Anticipated Release Date: May 23

The Buzz: According to Gaga, Born This Way will sound like "bad kids going to church." Expect a mix of the dance-pop that made her famous, with the addition of an epic, classic rock sound in the vein of Bruce Springsteen and Elton John.

Artist: Britney Spears

Title: TBA

Anticipated Release Date: March (according to Britney's Twitter)

The Buzz: Things are heating up around Britney's upcoming seventh album. Soon enough we'll get a taste of things to come when the Dr. Luke- and Max Martin-produced lead single, "Hold It Against Me," drops. As for the album, Britney's manager, Adam Leber, told MTV News to expect the unexpected: "It'll be a departure from what you've heard."

Artist: Beyoncé

Title: TBA

Anticipated Release Date: TBA

The Buzz: Last fall we heard rumblings that a new Beyoncé single, co-penned with The-Dream, would be hitting the airwaves and Internets soon. That has yet to surface, but according to another producer, Los Da Mystro, the track was, "INSANE." As for the album itself, according to producer Jim Jonsin, Beyonce's fourth solo full-length might have an '80s vibe.

Artist: Patrick Stump

Title: Soul Punk

Anticipated Release Date: February

The Buzz: The first solo effort from the Fall Out Boy. What's he going to sound like without his partner in rhyme, Pete Wentz (who wrote the lyrics for their old band)? Well, if the first single, "Spotlight," is anything to go by, we're in for a R&B/arena rock/emo treat.

Artist: No Doubt

Title: TBA

Anticipated Release Date: TBA

The Buzz: No Doubt have been reunited for a little while now, touring with Paramore and reconnecting with fans. They spent much of 2010 writing new material, and, as of this writing, had hit the studio to record their sixth studio ... 23 hours ago! That's according to the No Doubt Twitter, which has been updating followers on the band's progress. Great to have Gwen Stefani and the boys back.

Artist: Lil Wayne

Title: The Carter IV

Anticipated Release Date: TBA

The Buzz: Upon being released from prison, Weezy almost immediately hit the studio, recording the ferocious "6'7." If that's anything to go by, expect a clearheaded and hungry Lil Wayne to take us all back to the Carter soon.

Artist: Blink-182

Title: TBA

Anticipated Release Date: Summer

The Buzz: Blink has been recording on and off since the group's reunion in 2008. Drummer Travis Barker told MTV News the album will be "heavy" and pick up where the band left off with the wonderful (and relatively more mature) 2003 self-titled album.

Artist: All-American Rejects

Title: TBA

Release Date: TBA

The Buzz: Head Reject Tyson Ritter has been pretty vague when it comes to details about his band's forthcoming fourth album. Talking to Rolling Stone last year, he said that fans should expect an evolutionary step from the band: "It feels good, feels like something organic that we've been trying to step into for years now." Sounds like things are going well, though; in a recent, somewhat cryptic Twitter message Ritter said, "Just got a lovely thumbs-up from my mentor that what we are writing for this next record is special."