Now that our best of 2012 lists are completed and behind us, it’s time to look to the coming year. Welcome to our roundup of the most anticipated albums of 2013, which features a nice mix of albums both confirmed and rumored to drop. Of course, we tried to keep the latter of those to a minimum, but we couldn’t pass up making some comments about, say, Jay Electronica’s probably-never-being-released Act II.
We couldn’t fit all of those rumored releases on here, however, because then we would just be going on and on about albums we want to drop that might never come out. Anyway, here are our picks for the projects we can’t wait to hear in 2013. Keep in mind there are plenty more up in the air that we would have loved to put on here, like all the records Roc Marciano said he’s completed and the likely new album from Jay-Z.