During our midway round-up of the best albums of 2014, we lamented the fact that this year has been surprisingly slow in terms of music releases. That changes in the fourth quarter, where a number of high-profile artists are hoping to stake their claim before January 1, 2015.
Lil Wayne has every intention of dropping Tha Carter V, while Nicki Minaj looks to capitalize on her impressive string of remixes, freestyles, and singles throughout the year. Kendrick Lamar is also on the clock to drop his follow-up to the classic, good kid, m.A.A.d city, as promised by the CEO of TDE, Top Dawg. On the pop side of things, Taylor Swift, Charli XCX, and Jessie Ware are all set to have the winter on lock.
But there’s also a handful of sleepers. Logic’s Def Jam debut is on the horizon, Rick Ross is looking to sneak in his second album of the year, and although it’s been delayed forever and a day, we still have Jay Electronica’s first official release on our mind. From collaborative projects, solo heat, and everything in between, we have a lot to look forward to in the next three months. These are The 25 Most Anticipated Albums for the Rest of 2014.