Miley Cyrus, NIN top the 2013 fall music preview

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor. (AFP file photo)

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor. (AFP file photo)

Darryl Sterdan, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:17 PM ET

Everyone wants options. And this fall, music lovers have plenty.

As always, the next dozen weeks or so are the busiest time of the year, with scores of major and minor artists releasing new material. In fact, the calendar is so crowded that most Tuesdays -- the industry's traditional release date -- you have at least two and sometimes more big-name albums to choose between. Here's a week-by-week lineup (along with some unconfirmed entries), plus this season's box sets, holiday offerings and more. But like every year, everything here is subject to change. Hey, musicians like to keep their options open too.

Sept. 3

Nine Inch Nails | Hesitation Marks

Trent (Mr. Happy) Reznor gets back on the downward spiral. And not a moment too soon.

Came Back Haunted by Nine Inch Nails on Grooveshark

John Legend | Love in the Future

Wait, does this involve 3-D glasses and rubber body suits? Because, you know, chafing.

All of Me by John Legend on Grooveshark

Sept. 10

Janelle Monae | The Electric Lady

How big a deal is the eccentric R&B spitfire's latest? Prince makes a cameo. Prince.

Q.U.E.E.N. (Feat. Erykah Badu) by Janelle Monae on Grooveshark

The Weeknd | Kiss Land

Amazingly, Gene Simmons hasn't sued Toronto's Abel Tesfaye over this title. Yet.

Live For (feat. Drake) by The Weeknd on Grooveshark

Sept. 17

Elvis Costello & The Roots | Wise Up Ghost

Even if this dream teaming adds up to less than the sum of its parts, it should still be pretty awesome.

Walk Us Uptown by Elvis Costello & The Roots on Grooveshark

Avicii | True

Dude made $7 million last year spinning other people's records. Let's see how he does selling his own.

Wake Me Up by Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc on Grooveshark

Sept. 24

Drake | Nothing Was the Same

Apparently, October's Very Own couldn't wait to put out his third album. Buy a calendar, man.

Started From The Bottom by Drake on Grooveshark

Kings of Leon | Mechanical Bull

First single Supersoaker is KoL by the numbers. Not that there's much wrong with that.

Supersoaker by Kings Of Leon on Grooveshark

Oct. 1

Justin Timberlake | The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2

JT already made one of the year's best albums. Can he go two for two?

Take Back The Night by Justin Timberlake on Grooveshark

Moby | Innocents

Everybody's favourite electronica cueball returns with the help of Wayne Coyne and Canada's Al Spx.

A Case For Shame by Moby With Cold Specks on Grooveshark

Oct. 8

Miley Cyrus | Bangerz

Music to stick out your tongue and twerk by. Or not.

We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus on Grooveshark

KoRn | The Paradigm Shift

Guitarist Brian (Head) Welch returns to the fold. Hooray?

Never Never by Korn ||| on Grooveshark

Oct. 15

Pearl Jam | Lightning Bolt

Judging by first single Mind Your Manners, Eddie and co. are in a feisty mood again. 'Bout time.

Mind Your Manners by Pearl Jam on Grooveshark

Paul McCartney | New

Macca's actually been on a bit of a roll lately -- if you don't count Kisses on the Bottom.

The Avett Brothers | Magpie & The Dandelion

Lamest. Superhero. Duo. Ever. Either that, or leftovers from the Americana sibs' Carpenter.

Oct. 22

Katy Perry | Prism

Have you heard Roar? Her Helen Reddy-meets-Survivor empowerment anthem? Enough said.

Roar by Katy Perry on Grooveshark

Oct. 29

Arcade Fire | Reflektor

Will LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy take the Grammy-winning Montrealers past The Suburbs?

Toby Keith | Drinks After Work

What's with all the boozing in country these days? Sounds like Nashville needs an intervention.

Drinks After Work by Toby Keith on Grooveshark

Nov. 5

Eminem

The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Slim Shady's back in touch with his old self. Or he's just run out of album titles.

Berzerk (Album Version) by Eminem on Grooveshark

Avril Lavigne | Avril Lavigne

Stay tuned for the forthcoming single: Hey, Hey, Chad, Chad, I'm Gonna be Your Ex-wife.

Here's To Never Growing Up by Avril Lavigne on Grooveshark

Nov. 12

Lady Gaga | ARTPOP

Anybody want to bet that title will turn out to be only half-accurate?

Lady Gaga by Applause on Grooveshark

R. Kelly | Black Panties

Cover your ears, children. And grandma. And come to think of it, everybody else.

My story by R. kelly feat. 2Chainz on Grooveshark

ALSO ON THE HORIZON:

Chris Brown | X

Breezy has claimed this will be his last album. Guess he wants to spend more time beating his family.

Britney Spears | TBA

Hey, what else she got to do but wander around the mansion trying to remember her servants' names?

Rihanna | TBA

RiRi has released an album every November for the past four years. Why should 2013 be different?

Beyonce | TBA

Now that she's cut her hair, has she lost her power like Samson? In your dreams.

OTHER OPTIONS:

Sept. 3

Neko Case | The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

Glasvegas | Later "¦ When the TV Turns to Static

North Mississippi Allstars | World Boogie Is Coming

Okkervil River | The Silver Gymnasium

Smashing Pumpkins | Oceania: Live in NYC

Volcano Choir | Repave

Sept. 10

2 Chainz | B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time

Arctic Monkeys | AM

Sheryl Crow | Feels Like Home

Earth, Wind & Fire | Now, Then & Forever

Gipsy Kings | Savor Flamenco

Goldfrapp | Tales of Us

Ministry | From Beer to Eternity

Trombone Shorty | Say That to Say This

Keith Urban | Fuse

Sept. 17

Berlin | Animal

The Devil Wears Prada | 8:18

Mike Doughty | Circles

Five For Fighting | Bookmarks

Islands | Ski Mask

Garland Jeffreys | Truth Serum

Jack Johnson | From Here To Now To You

Mark Lanegan | Imitations

Jonny Lang | Fight For My Soul

MGMT | MGMT

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band | Take Me to the Land of Hell

Placebo | Loud Like Love

Johnathan Rice | Good Graces

The Sadies | Internal Sounds

Sebadoh | Defend Yourself

Sept. 24

Cher | Closer to the Truth

Dream Theater | Dream Theater

Matthew Good | Arrows of Desire

Gov't Mule | Shout!

Sammy Hagar | Sammy Hagar & Friends

Icona Pop | This Is...Icona Pop

Alan Jackson | The Bluegrass Album

Elton John | The Diving Board

Metallica | Metallica Through the Never

Willie Nelson | To All the Girls "¦

Sting | The Last Ship

Allen Toussaint | Songbook

Oct. 1

Blind Boys of Alabama | I'll Find a Way

Dr. Dog | B-Room

HAIM | Days Are Gone

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts | Unvarnished

Soulfly | Savages

Dave Stewart | Lucky Numbers

Oct. 8

Alter Bridge | Fortress

Cage the Elephant | Melophobia

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. | The Speed of Things

Gavin DeGraw | TBA

New Found Glory | Kill It Live

of Montreal | Lousy With Sylvianbriar

Panic! At the Disco | Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust | Last Night on Earth

Oct. 15

Black Oak Arkansas | Back Thar N' Over Yonder

Cults | Static

Dismemberment Plan | Uncanney Valley

The Head & the Heart | Let's Be Still

TLC | TBA

Toad the Wet Sprocket | New Constellation

Oct. 22

AFI | Burials

Def Leppard | VIVA! Hysteria

Oct. 29

Protest the Hero | Volition

Nov. 5

James Blunt | Moon Landing

M.I.A. | Matangi

Melvins | Tres Cabrones

Stryper | No More Hell to Pay

Nov. 12

Less Than Jake | See the Light

Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs | Under the Covers, Vol. 3

XMAS

Trace Adkins | The King's Gift (Oct. 29)

Adkins goes Celtic for Christmas, because why not?

Mary J. Blige | A Mary Christmas (Oct. 15)

Like we need more drama at the holidays.

Kelly Clarkson | Wrapped in Red (Oct. 29)

Pity she already used My December as a title.

Jewel | Let It Snow (Nov. 12)

Hands up, everyone who wants a second seasonal set from Jewel. Anyone?

Nick Lowe | Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All the Family (Oct. 29)

Well, at least there's one Christmas album to look forward to this year.

BOX SETS

The Band | Live at the Academy of Music 1971: The Rock of Ages Concerts

This five-disc set has more music from the Americana pioneers' legendary 1971 New York residency. (Sept. 17)

Cabaret Voltaire | #8385 (Collected Works 1984-1985)

The British electro experimenters dish out six CDs, four LPs and two DVDs of material from a prolific period. (Nov. 5)

The Clash | Sound System

All the music that matters -- along with a DVD and plenty of tchotchkes in a faux boom box -- from the only band that mattered. (Sept. 10)

Van Morrison | Moondance: Expanded Edition

Van the Man's essential 1970 classic is now a five-disc set, including one disc of Blu-ray audio. Could be fantabulous. (Sept. 30)

Nirvana | In Utero: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

The grunge legends' final studio album gets upgraded with three discs of B-sides, demos and live fare. Did someone say Milk It? (Sept. 24)


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