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Enjoy previews of select, upcoming albums, in their entirety on FIRST LISTEN.

  1. First Listen: Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, 'Django And Jimmie'
    More than three decades after Pancho & Lefty, the country titans pair up again, this time for an album that puts eclecticism front and center. More....
  2. First Listen: Algiers, 'Algiers'
    The gospel-punk band's self-titled debut couches its invective in feedback, guitar noise, bruising drum machines and Franklin James Fisher's guttural howls. More....
  3. First Listen: Dawes, 'All Your Favorite Bands'
    On its fourth album, Dawes calls from deep inside the feedback loop of love's aftermath. Throughout All Your Favorite Bands, singer Taylor Goldsmith takes full advantage of the dramatic possibilities. More....
  4. First Listen: SOAK, 'Before We Forgot How To Dream'
    The Irish singer recorded her debut at 18, so it makes sense that it would chronicle youthful uncertainty. Throughout the album, her songs command attention by burrowing deep under the skin. More....
  5. First Listen: Daughn Gibson, 'Carnation'
    On his surprising, complex third album, Gibson outlines dark and alluring tales of horror and despair, human struggle and eternal regret. More....
  6. First Listen: The Vaccines, 'English Graffiti'
    Always provocative, the band jettisons post-punk thrash in favor of a sturdier Top 40 pop sound that recalls the early to mid-'80s. More....
  7. First Listen: Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus, 'The Bad Plus Joshua Redman'
    The rangy, prolific jazz trio teams up with the tenor-sax great for a journey into the murky, terrifying, thrilling unknown. More....
  8. First Listen: Los Hijos De La Montaña, 'Los Hijos De La Montaña'
    Y La Bamba's lead singer teams up with the head of the thrilling neo-mambo band Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta. The result is somehow even greater than the sum of its parts. More....
  9. First Listen: Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles, 'Oh Man, Cover The Ground'
    Best known as the guitarist and singer for Seattle girl-group/surf-rock hybrid La Luz, Cleveland has made a delicate and inward-facing solo debut. More....
  10. First Listen: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, 'Multi-Love'
    Inspired by a complex relationship in his past, frontman Ruban Nielson makes his sweetest, catchiest, most impeccably crafted music yet. More....
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