List of longest gaps between studio albums

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The following page lists the longest gaps of time between the release dates of consecutive studio albums from artists. For the purpose of this list, the albums shown have been officially released at least a decade (to the day) after their predecessor.

Artist Previous album Release date (previous) Subsequent album Release date (subsequent) Total time between releases
Linda Perhacs Parallelograms 1 April 1970 The Soul of All Natural Things 4 March 2014 43 years, 11 months
Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information October 1974 Inter-Fusion April 2018 43 years, 6 months
Strawberry Alarm Clock Good Morning Starshine May 1969 Wake Up Where You Are May 2012 43 years
Gryphon Treason 1977 ReInvention 2018 41 years
Chuck Berry Rockit August 1979 Chuck 9 June 2017 37 years, 10 months
Parliament Trombipulation 5 December 1980 Medicaid Fraud Dogg 22 May 2018 37 years, 5 months, 17 days
William Shatner The Transformed Man 1968 Has Been 5 October 2004 36 years
The Pop Group For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? 21 March 1980 Citizen Zombie 23 February 2015 34 years, 11 months, 2 days
The Stooges Raw Power 7 February 1973 The Weirdness 6 March 2007 34 years, 27 days
Possessed Beyond the Gates 31 October 1986 Revelations of Oblivion 10 May 2019 32 years, 6 months, 10 days
Michel Polnareff Kâmâ Sutrâ 23 February 1990 Enfin! 30 November 2018 28 years, 9 months, 5 days
Eagles The Long Run 24 September 1979 Long Road Out of Eden 30 October 2007 28 years, 1 month, 6 days
Paul Stanley Paul Stanley 18 September 1978 Live to Win 24 October 2006 28 years, 1 month, 6 days
Black Flag In My Head October 1985 What The... 5 November 2013 28 years, 1 month
Van der Graaf Generator The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome 2 September 1977 Present 25 April 2005 27 years, 7 months, 23 days
Chic Chic-ism 3 March 1992 It's About Time 28 September 2018 26 years, 6 months, 25 days
Gene Simmons Gene Simmons 18 September 1978 Asshole 8 June 2004 25 years, 8 months, 20 days
Roger Waters Amused to Death 1 September 1992 Is This the Life We Really Want? 2 June 2017 24 years, 8 months, 29 days
Michael Romeo The Dark Chapter April 1994 War of the Worlds, Pt. 1 27 July 2018 24 years, 3 months, c. 27 days
The Who It's Hard 4 September 1982 Endless Wire 30 October 2006 24 years, 1 month, 26 days
Budgie Deliver Us from Evil 23 October 1982 You're All Living in Cuckooland 7 November 2006 24 years, 15 days
The Cars Door to Door 25 August 1987 Move Like This 10 May 2011 23 years, 8 months, 16 days
Giorgio Moroder Forever Dancing 12 March 1992 Déjà Vu 12 June 2015 23 years, 3 months
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle 19 April 1968 New World April 1991 23 years
Quicksand Manic Compression 28 February 1995 Interiors 10 November 2017 22 years, 8 months, 13 days
Pixies Trompe le Monde 23 September 1991 Indie Cindy 19 April 2014 22 years, 6 months, 27 days
Slowdive Pygmalion 6 February 1995 Slowdive 5 May 2017 22 years, 2 months, 29 days
David Gilmour About Face 5 March 1984 On an Island 6 March 2006 22 years, 1 day
Mission of Burma Vs. 1982 ONoffON 4 May 2004 22 years
Johnny Hates Jazz Tall Stories June 1991 Magnetized 24 May 2013 21 years, 11 months
Ride Tarantula 11 March 1996 Weather Diaries 16 June 2017 21 years, 3 months, 5 days
My Bloody Valentine Loveless 4 November 1991 MBV 2 February 2013 21 years, 2 months, 29 days
Pink Floyd The Division Bell 28 March 1994 The Endless River 10 November 2014 20 years, 7 months, 13 days
Devo Smooth Noodle Maps June 1990 Something for Everybody 15 June 2010 20 years
Ace Frehley Trouble Walkin' 13 October 1989 Anomaly 15 September 2009 19 years, 11 months, 2 days
Zakk Wylde Book of Shadows 18 June 1996 Book of Shadows II 8 April 2016 19 years, 9 months, 20 days
Black Grape Stupid Stupid Stupid 10 November 1997 Pop Voodoo 4 August 2017 19 years, 8 months, 25 days
L7 Slap-Happy 24 August 1999 Scatter the Rats 3 May 2019 19 years, 8 months, 9 days
Charlotte Gainsbourg Charlotte for Ever December 1986 5:55 28 August 2006 19 years, 8 months
The Monkees Justus 15 October 1996 Good Times! 27 May 2016 19 years, 7 months, 12 days
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul 14 November 1995 At War with Reality 28 October 2014 18 years, 11 months, 14 days
The Jesus and Mary Chain Munki 2 June 1998 Damage and Joy 24 March 2017 18 years, 9 months, 22 days
A Tribe Called Quest The Love Movement 29 September 1998 We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service 11 November 2016 18 years, 1 month, 3 days
Arjen Anthony Lucassen Pools of Sorrow, Waves of Joy 1994 Lost in the New Real 23 April 2012 18 years
Black Sabbath Forbidden 20 June 1995 13 10 June 2013 17 years, 11 months, 21 days
Faith No More Album of the Year 3 June 1997 Sol Invictus 19 May 2015 17 years, 11 months, 16 days
Wolfsbane Wolfsbane February 1994 Wolfsbane Save the World 9 January 2012 17 years, 11 months
the dB's Paris Avenue 4 October 1994 Falling Off the Sky 12 June 2012 17 years, 8 months, 8 days
Alison Krauss Forget About It 3 August 1999 Windy City 17 February 2017 17 years, 6 months, 14 days
Little Steven Born Again Savage 30 November 1999 Soulfire 19 May 2017 17 years, 5 months, 19 days
Carcass Swansong 10 June 1996 Surgical Steel 13 September 2013 17 years, 3 months, 3 days
The Monkees Changes June 1970 Pool It! August 1987 17 years, 2 months
American Football American Football 28 September 1999 American Football 21 October 2016 17 years, 23 days
X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents 10 November 1978 Conscious Consumer 28 September 1995 16 years, 10 months, 18 days
Kraftwerk Electric Café 10 November 1986 Tour de France Soundtracks 4 August 2003 16 years, 8 months, 24 days
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come 27 October 1998 Freedom 29 June 2015 16 years, 8 months, 2 days
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command 12 September 2000 in•ter a•li•a 5 May 2017 16 years, 7 months, 23 days
Shed Seven Truth Be Told 7 May 2001 Instant Pleasures 10 November 2017 16 years, 6 months, 3 days
Soundgarden Down on the Upside 21 May 1996 King Animal 13 November 2012 16 years, 5 months, 23 days
Custard Loverama 14 June 1999 Come Back, All Is Forgiven 6 November 2015 16 years, 4 months, 24 days
Flipper American Grafishy 12 January 1993 Love 19 May 2009 16 years, 4 months, 7 days
Brujeria Brujerizmo 17 May 2000 Pocho Aztlan 16 September 2016 16 years, 3 months, 30 days
Braid Frame & Canvas 7 April 1998 No Coast 8 July 2014 16 years, 3 months, 1 day
Celtic Frost Vanity/Nemesis 11 April 1990 Monotheist 29 May 2006 16 years, 1 month, 18 days
Terrorizer World Downfall 13 November 1989 Darker Days Ahead 22 August 2006 16 years, 3 months, 9 days
Paulo Miklos Vou Ser Feliz E Já Volto 2001 A Gente Mora no Agora 11 August 2017 16 years
Dr. Dre 2001 16 November 1999 Compton 7 August 2015 15 years, 8 months, 22 days
Leftfield Rhythm and Stealth 20 September 1999 Alternative Light Source 8 June 2015 15 years, 8 months, 18 days
The Avalanches Since I Left You 27 November 2000 Wildflower 1 July 2016 15 years, 7 months, 4 days
Björk Björk 18 December 1977 Debut 5 July 1993 15 years, 6 months, 17 days
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute 9 July 2002 Material Control 1 December 2017 15 years, 4 months, 22 days
St Germain Tourist 30 May 2000 St Germain 9 October 2015 15 years, 4 months, 10 days
Don Henley Inside Job 23 May 2000 Cass County 25 September 2015 15 years, 4 months, 2 days
Cynic Focus 14 September 1993 Traced in Air 17 November 2008 15 years, 2 months, 3 days
George Harrison Cloud Nine 2 November 1987 Brainwashed 19 November 2002 15 years, 17 days
Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" 23 November 1993 Chinese Democracy 23 November 2008 15 years
D'Angelo Voodoo 25 January 2000 Black Messiah (with The Vanguard) 15 December 2014 14 years, 10 months, 20 days
Shania Twain Up! 19 November 2002 Now 29 September 2017 14 years, 10 months, 10 days
TLC 3D 12 November 2002 TLC 30 June 2017 14 years, 7 months, 18 days
Rational Youth Heredity March 1985 To the Goddess Electricity October 1999 14 years, 7 months
The Movielife Forty Hour Train Back to Penn 25 February 2003 Cities in Search of a Heart 22 September 2017 14 years, 6 months, 28 days
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind 22 October 1996 My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky 23 September 2010 13 years, 11 months, 1 day
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains 7 November 1995 Black Gives Way to Blue 29 September 2009 13 years, 10 months, 22 days
Van Halen Van Halen III 17 March 1998 A Different Kind of Truth 7 February 2012 13 years, 10 months, 21 days
Stormtroopers of Death Speak English or Die 30 August 1985 Bigger than the Devil 18 May 1999 13 years, 8 months, 19 days
Eyehategod Confederacy of Ruined Lives 19 September 2000 Eyehategod 26 May 2014 13 years, 8 months, 17 days
Lynyrd Skynyrd Street Survivors 17 October 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 11 June 1991 13 years, 7 months, 25 days
A Perfect Circle Emotive 1 November 2004 Eat the Elephant 20 April 2018 13 years, 5 months, 19 days
Ultrasound Everything Picture 19 April 1999 Play for Today 24 September 2012 13 years, 5 months, 5 days
The Zombies New World April 1991 As Far as I Can See... 5 May 2004 13 years, 1 month
Motograter Motograter 24 June 2003 Desolation 11 August 2017 13 years, 1 month, 18 days
Echobelly Gravity Pulls 4 May 2004 Anarchy and Alchemy 26 May 2017 13 years, 22 days
Busted A Present for Everyone 17 November 2003 Night Driver 25 November 2016 13 years, 8 days
Garth Brooks Scarecrow 13 November 2001 Man Against Machine 11 November 2014 12 years, 11 months, 29 days
Godflesh Hymns 23 October 2001 A World Lit Only by Fire 7 October 2014 12 years, 11 months, 15 days
Peter Criss Cat #1 16 August 1994 One for All 23 July 2007 12 years, 11 months, 7 days
Jane's Addiction Ritual de lo Habitual 21 August 1990 Strays 22 July 2003 12 years, 11 months, 1 day
Aphex Twin Drukqs 22 October 2001 Syro 22 September 2014 12 years, 11 months
Crazy Town Darkhorse 12 November 2002 The Brimstone Sluggers 28 August 2015 12 years, 9 months, 16 days
98° Revelation 26 September 2000 2.0 7 May 2013 12 years, 7 months, 11 days
Suicidal Tendencies Free Your Soul and Save My Mind 12 September 2000 13 26 March 2013 12 years, 6 months, 14 days
Nuclear Assault Something Wicked 23 February 1993 Third World Genocide 30 August 2005 12 years, 6 months, 7 days
Men Without Hats Sideways 30 April 1991 No Hats Beyond This Point 4 November 2003 12 years, 6 months, 5 days
Descendents Cool to Be You 23 March 2004 Hypercaffium Spazzinate 29 July 2016 12 years, 4 months, 16 days
Blind Melon Soup 15 August 1995 For My Friends 22 April 2008 12 years, 4 months, 7 days
Kate Bush The Red Shoes 2 November 1993 Aerial 7 November 2005 12 years, 5 days
Blur Think Tank 5 May 2003 The Magic Whip 27 April 2015 11 years, 11 months, 22 days
De La Soul The Grind Date 5 October 2004 And the Anonymous Nobody... 26 August 2016 11 years, 10 months, 21 days
Acceptance Phantoms 26 April 2005 Colliding by Design 24 February 2017 11 years, 9 months, 29 days
Cher Living Proof 26 February 2002 (USA) Closer to the Truth 24 September 2013 11 years, 6 months, 29 days
Exodus Force of Habit 17 August 1992 Tempo of the Damned 2 February 2004 11 years, 5 months, 16 days
Take That Nobody Else 15 August 1995 Beautiful World 28 November 2006 11 years, 3 months, 13 days
Kiss Psycho Circus 22 September 1998 Sonic Boom 6 October 2009 11 years, 14 days
Fergie The Dutchess 19 September 2006 Double Dutchess 22 September 2017 11 years, 3 days
The Lillingtons The Too Late Show 10 October 2006 Stella Sapiente 13 October 2017 11 years, 3 days
The Wonder Stuff Construction for the Modern Idiot 4 October 1993 Escape from Rubbish Island September 2004 10 years, 11 months
Brendan Perry Eye of the Hunter 4 October 1999 Ark 7 June 2010 10 years, 8 months, 3 days
Living Colour Stain 2 March 1993 Collideøscope 7 October 2003 10 years, 7 months, 5 days
Portishead Portishead 29 September 1997 Third 28 April 2008 10 years, 6 months, 30 days
Dodgy Real Estate 23 July 2001 Stand Upright in a Cool Place 20 February 2012 10 years, 6 months, 28 days
Stevie Wonder Conversation Peace 21 March 1995 A Time to Love 18 October 2005 10 years, 6 months, 27 days
Suede A New Morning 30 September 2002 Bloodsports 18 March 2013 10 years, 5 months, 18 days
Cast Beetroot 30 July 2001 Troubled Times 2 November 2011 10 years, 3 months, 3 days
Bloodhound Gang Hefty Fine 27 September 2005 Hard-Off 18 December 2015 10 years, 2 months, 21 days
Carole King Love Makes the World 25 September 2001 A Holiday Carole 1 November 2011 10 years, 1 month, 7 days
Candlebox Happy Pills 21 July 1998 Into the Sun 22 July 2008 10 years, 1 day