Albums That Took Forever To Make (And Whether They Were Worth The Wait)

  • Fiona Apple

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  • No Doubt

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  • The Eagles

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  • Kate Bush

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  • Ozzy Osbourne

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  • D’Angelo

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  • Guns N’ Roses

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  • My Bloody Valentine

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  • Brian Wilson

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D’Angelo finally satisfied fans last month by releasing Black Messiah, his follow-up to 2000’s Voodoo. The neo-soul king is the latest artist to drop an anticipated album after years of speculation about whether the music would ever be released. Who else kept fans waiting for new output — and did the albums eventually live up to the hype?

No Doubt worked on 2012’s Push And Shove for six years, while Black Sabbath took 12 years to finish 2013’s 13. And no one’s forgotten Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy, which dropped 14 years after production started.

Browse through our gallery for more long-delayed albums and find out if fans were satisfied with the results.

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