From country icons to newbie rappers, it'll be a good season for new music.
The contest for "song of the summer" is already well publicized, but the warm months ahead also mark a fantastic time for full-length album releases. This week alone sees big records from classic-radio legends and up-and-coming indie rockers. The streak of promising-looking CDs doesn't let up till mid-August. Here's what we're looking forward to. Give the tracks a few moments to load, and let us know what we've missed.
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