8. The Postal Service
As soon as it got started it ended. Earlier this year, Ben Gibbard and Jenny Lewis’ side project announced it was re-issuing its landmark album, Give Up, ten years after its initial release. They subsequently went on a world tour over the summer, reconnecting with fans who still listened to “Such Great Heights” on repeat. The group headlined Coachella, the Primavera Sound Festival, Sasquatch! and Lollapalooza, where they announced the group was officially over. The headlining performance on August 4th turned out to be their last.
7. Jay Z
In June, the rapper suddenly announced he was releasing Magna Carta Holy Grail, his first new album in four years. The news came as a bit of a surprise to many who had no idea he was working on new music. Also the announcement gave fans less than a month to purchase a Samsung device if they wanted to get a free copy of the album three days before the official release. Then Jay went on a Twitter spree, tweeting at fans and causing meltdowns for users that got a personal reply. The only thing that didn’t come back was the hyphen in Jay’s name.