10 Albums We Can't Wait to Hear in 2013

From A$AP Rocky to Maxwell, this year's playlist features indie chart toppers and vintage vets.

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A$AP Rocky (C. Flanigan/Getty); Beyoncé (Kevin Mazur/Getty); Maxwell (Kevin Mazur/Getty)

(The Root) -- This year is expected to bring album releases from veteran stars as well as heavy-hitting up-and-comers. From smooth soul joints from Maxwell and D'Angelo to rugged rap releases by A$AP Rocky, Earl Sweatshirt and more, check out the 10 albums we're most eagerly awaiting in 2013.

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