Top Ten Albums We Can’t Wait To Hear in 2012

When Does It Come Out:  April 2012
Train - (TBA)
Why We're Excited: Train's latest album "Save Me San Francisco" was a HUGE resurgence for Pat Monahan and the boys-- they spent their Summer 2011 tour playing out "Drive By," which will be the first awesome single from the new album, due in late January! (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
When Does It Come Out: April 2012
When Does It Come Out:  early 2012
John Mayer - "Born and Raised"
Why We're Excited: We've been dying to hear John's new album all year-- originally scheduled to be ready last Fall, Mayer had to delay the recording to take care of his throat granulomas. Despite what he called a "temporary setback," John is now fully recovered and ready to finish up his new album, so fans can finally get their Mayer-fix in the beginning of 2012! (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
When Does It Come Out: early 2012
When Does It Come Out:  Summer 2012
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - (TBA)
Why We're Excited: There has been lots of speculation about the future of The Boss and the E-Street Band since the tragic passing of saxophone legend Clarence Clemons, but Bruce himself assured fans in November that the band was nowhere near done-- with the songs written (but not yet titled-- how rock-n-roll is that??), we should see the latest album some time around the OTHER exciting news-- a new 2012 world tour for the band! (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)
When Does It Come Out: Summer 2012
When Does It Come Out:  May 2012
Aerosmith - (TBA)
Why We're Excited: Not only do we get the first new Aerosmith material recorded since 2001's "Just Push Play," but 2012 will see the rock legends release an entire new album! And for anyone concerned American Idol may have made Steven Tyler go soft, don't fear-- producer Jack Douglas (Toys in the Attic, Rocks) had this to say: "For those who are asking, this album will be raw, nasty, tough rock with a good deal of the old Aerosmith 'tongue in cheek.'" (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
When Does It Come Out: May 2012
When Does It Come Out:  2012
Matchbox Twenty - (TBA)
Why We're Excited: It's been too long since Matchbox Twenty released an album-- the band ended their second hiatus last year and in addition to some one-off shows, they have been busy perfecting their 5th album, set to be released... some time in 2012. Don't let the vague timeline fool you-- the band has already shared the new song titles on Twitter and they're taking their time to make sure it's everything their fans could ask for-- as guitarist Paul Doucette said "we're going to really make this record the one we want it to be." (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)
When Does It Come Out: 2012
When Does It Come Out:  March 2012
Madonna - (TBA)
Why We're Excited: The Material Girl has promised a lively new album, with plenty of beats and styles ranging from dance to pop to hip hop. We'll get our first listen in late January with the release of her new single "Gimme All Your Luvin"... and may just get a sneak peek when she performs LIVE at the Super Bowl halftime show just days before! (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
When Does It Come Out: March 2012
When Does It Come Out:  February 7, 2012
The Fray - "Scars and Stories"
Why We're Excited: There hasn't been a new Fray album since their self title in 2009, and frontman Isaac has said the band wanted the new album to feel as close to one of their live shows as possible... and the new album is expected to be a bit more aggressive than their previous tunes-- with two great singles already under their belt with "Heartbeat" and "The Fighter," this album looks like a sure fire winner! (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
When Does It Come Out: February 7, 2012
When Does It Come Out:  March 20, 2012
Adam Lambert - "Trespassing"
Why We're Excited: Adam Lambert has had an amazing ride since the release of his debut album, and his first official followup promises to bring everything up to eleven! With his first new single "Better Than I Know Myself" already tearing up the iTunes charts and hints of another team-up between Adam and classic rock band Queen, 2012 could not be more exciting for the Glam nation! (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
When Does It Come Out: March 20, 2012
When Does It Come Out:  2012
Justin Bieber - "Believe"
Why We're Excited: Justin Bieber keeps getting bigger and bigger, and his vocals skills and acting chops have proven he's the real deal! "Believe" has confirmed guest spots by Kanye West and Drake, as The Beeb has described it as being inspired by Justin Timberlake circa 'FutureSex/LoveSounds.' We don't think there's a pop fan alive who's not dying to hear this album!! (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
When Does It Come Out: 2012
(Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
No Doubt - (TBA)
Why We're Excited: This is the first new album from Gwen Stefani and company since 2001's "Rock Steady," and the band has really been pouring their hearts and souls into this one-- originally slated for a pre-Christmas release this year, No Doubt pushed the release back to 2012 so as not to rush the release. The band put it best on their website, saying "This collection of songs means everything to us and our only priority right now is to make sure that it's the best album we can possibly make." (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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