Author Topic: Longest Gaps Between Studio Albums  (Read 767 times)

Rockox

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1272
    • View Profile
Longest Gaps Between Studio Albums
« on: September 05, 2019, 12:05:29 PM »
With Tool finally releasing their new album 13 years after their last one, it made me wonder what other artists (besides Guns n' Roses) have had huge gaps between releasing studio albums.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_gaps_between_studio_albums

From the list above, here are the longest gaps that I've felt as a fan:

L7 - Slap-Happy to Scatter the Rats (19 years)
Faith No More - Album of the Year to Sol Invictus (17 years)
GNR - Use Your Illusion I and II to Chinese Democracy (17 years)*
Soundgarden - Down on the Upside to King Animal (16 years)
Alice in Chains - Alice in Chains to Black Gives Way to Blue (13 years)
Portishead - Portishead to Third (10 years)

*No, The Spaghetti Incident doesn't fucking count.

What about you? Any giant gaps between albums that have made you crazy?

I still carry a torch for Poe, in hopes that she'll one day soon release a follow-up to her enormously good second album Haunted, which was released in October 2000. She had some really lousy legal troubles over the years, which I understand have now been settled. She released a short one-minute track in 2012 which I still find thrilling to listen to.

"And some say that it loops forever this road that I lose you on every time."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvbI-nS-VN0
"Does he talk about you so much it's an auto correct?"

ted262

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 133
    • View Profile
Re: Longest Gaps Between Studio Albums
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 08:47:00 PM »
Blue Oyster Cult's last studio album (Curse of the Hidden Mirror) came out in 2001, and they tentatively announced a new one for next year (they have posted pics from rehearsals for new material).

Rockox

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1272
    • View Profile
Re: Longest Gaps Between Studio Albums
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 06:17:40 AM »
Tears for Fears put out Everybody Loves a Happy Ending in 2004, nine years after they released Raoul and the Kings of Spain. 15 years later and they still haven't released their next album The Tipping Point which was supposed to be out last year.

I love me some Tears for Fears.
"Does he talk about you so much it's an auto correct?"

NJFIREFIGHTER

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3569
    • View Profile
Re: Longest Gaps Between Studio Albums
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 10:58:23 PM »
Blue Oyster Cult's last studio album (Curse of the Hidden Mirror) came out in 2001, and they tentatively announced a new one for next year (they have posted pics from rehearsals for new material).

Looking forward to that new BOC album with that lineup. 
Champion of the Queensryche Board Wars :)

NJFIREFIGHTER

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3569
    • View Profile
Re: Longest Gaps Between Studio Albums
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 11:09:11 PM »
Lizzy Borden: eleven years between Appointment With Death (2007) and the latest release My Midnight Things (2018).

Boston also belongs on this list.
Following their debut album and Don't Look Back (released in a span of two years in 1976 & 1978 respectively) their next album Third Stage wasn't released until 1986 (8 years), their next album Walk On was released in 1994, again 8 years later. That was followed by Corporate America (2002) 13 years later. That was followed by Life, Love and Hope (2013) 11 years later. 
Champion of the Queensryche Board Wars :)

Rockox

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1272
    • View Profile
Re: Longest Gaps Between Studio Albums
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 06:16:10 AM »
Boston also belongs on this list.
Following their debut album and Don't Look Back (released in a span of two years in 1976 & 1978 respectively) their next album Third Stage wasn't released until 1986 (8 years)

That's actually a pretty crazy gap, considering that time period where bands were consistently putting out records every two years, or in some cases even less than two years. 8 years is a pretty long stretch now, but it would've felt like an eternity back then.
"Does he talk about you so much it's an auto correct?"

Dream Evil

  • Guest
Re: Longest Gaps Between Studio Albums
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2019, 10:52:45 AM »
Yeah, especially back in those days. All their albums after the first two were very spread out and they also were not that plentiful or very good either IMO after Third Stage despite the long gaps.

Rockox

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1272
    • View Profile
Re: Longest Gaps Between Studio Albums
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2019, 08:41:28 AM »
Roxanne's second album Radio Silence came out in 2018, a whopping 30 years after their 1988 self-titled debut. I never heard of the band back then, so I never felt those 30 years, but wow man.

Also, I can't say enough good things about this record.  :)

"Does he talk about you so much it's an auto correct?"

Rockox

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1272
    • View Profile
Re: Longest Gaps Between Studio Albums
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2021, 07:09:30 AM »
ABBA - The Visitor (1981) to Voyage (2021) - 40 years
"Does he talk about you so much it's an auto correct?"