2012 has been a great year for music, but the show is still far from over. With a little over three months to go until the new year, we're still anxiously awaiting the release of a number of projects. Some have firm release dates. Others have been discussed and contemplated by artists to the point that it's clear that the musician and their label would prefer a release within this calendar year.

As a result, Q4 looks extremely promising. Debut albums from hip-hop stars like Meek Mill and A$AP Rocky are on the horizon. Veteran rock stars like No Doubt are returning with new material. Then there's an enigma like The Weeknd emerging from obscurity for an official retail release. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There's so much more good music on the way that's worth getting excited about.

It's only fitting that we put together this list of the 50 Most Anticipated Albums For the Rest of 2012, outlining what you can expect these upcoming releases, and when. Continue reading to see why this year is about to close out with a bang, no matter what type of music you're into.

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