In March 2012, I penned an article for PopMatters.com (“I Heard You Missed Us – We’re Back!”) on bands who’d had long breaks between albums. At the time, I’d waited five years for a new album from Fish, one of my favorite acts. That month Van Halen ended a 14-year silence and in recent years Guns N’ Roses received a lot of press for its 15-year delay between albums. I ended up with an extensive list of acts who have tried the patience of their fans to the max. I organized the list based on longest waits first, but in the cases where an act has done it more than once, I listed other instances immediately below the first. Note: I’m only looking at album’s worth of new studio material. That includes “specialty” releases of new material for that act such as covers collections or Christmas recordings, but does not include live albums, compilations, remixes, or other reissues of previously released material.
* Does not include works composed, but not performed in full by the act
Resources and Related Links:
- My article for PopMatters.com: I Heard You Missed Us – We’re Back! (3/5/2012)
- Dave’s Music Database Facebook Note: Some of the Longest Waits Between Albums) (2/5/2012)