Most anticipated albums of 2016: Electronic

[caption id="attachment_25664" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Gorillaz at the Wells Fargo Theatre. Photo by Joe McCabe,[/caption] Album release dates are a fickle mistress. Despite label influence, production setbacks and changes of heart, some artists try to ballpark an album months ahead of its announcement.

Most anticipated albums of 2016: Pop

[caption id="attachment_103821" align="aligncenter" width="577"] Rihanna performs at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Nov. 9, 2013. Photos by Seth McConnell,[/caption] A new year has arrived and brought the usual unrealistic expectations of change with it.

Most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2015: Kendrick Lamar, Drake and more

[caption id="attachment_98902" align="alignnone" width="610"] Kendrick Lamar performs during KS 107.5's Summer Jam at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater on June 6, 2014 in Englewood, Colorado. Photo by Seth McConnell,[/caption] In a 2014 that felt a little light of major releases, Run The Jewels took home the hip-hop crown of the year.