From David Bowie to Rolling Stones, The 1975 + Savages
Alexandra Pollard
17:40 17th December 2015

One of the few things making these incredibly short winter days bearable is the prospect of Christmas. It's why they shifted Jesus' birthday - to ease everyone's seasonal affective disorder. But what about after Christmas? What is there to look forward to then? Well, these 61 albums for a start.

As you'll see in our forthcoming albums of the year list, 2015 has been a pretty incredible year for album releases - but, if even half of these promised albums actually materialise, 2016 is going to give it a run for its money.

Here's 61 exciting albums to look forward to next year.