The year is nearly halfway in the books, and music fans have a lot to be happy about: with releases from the likes of Drake, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Harry Styles blessing our ears, can the second chunk of 2017 get anywhere close to the quality that’s already been delivered? Probably -- and that’s the most exciting part.

Even though we know of a couple of future 2017 releases already, there’s still a ton of potential blockbusters that haven’t even been confirmed yet, but we’ve got a pretty good hunch that they’re at least on-the-radar. Whether they drop this summer in surprise fashion or they’re being saved for the end of the year holiday rush, we’ll be ready. For now, though, take a glance at the most anticipated albums for the rest of the year -- ones that are fast approaching, and ones that are going to require a bit of a wait.

Scroll through the gallery above to see our most anticipated releases of the second half of 2017.

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