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John Mellencamp's new album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, comes out April 28. Brad Barlet/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Mellencamp, 'Sad Clowns & Hillbillies'

A heartland rock hero teams up with Carlene Carter for some down-home spirituality.

Sad Clowns & Hillbillies

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    Sad Clowns & Hillbillies
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    John Mellencamp
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    John Mellencamp PS
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    2017

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Willie Nelson's new album, God's Problem Child, comes out April 28. David McClister/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Album Premiere: Willie Nelson, 'God's Problem Child'

At 84 years young, the Red Headed Stranger still has it. Stream God's Problem Child in its entirety before its release on April 28.

God's Problem Child

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    God's Problem Child
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Colin Stetson's new album, All This I Do For Glory, comes out April 28. Peter Gannushkin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Album Premiere: Colin Stetson, 'All This I Do For Glory'

Stetson's ability on the saxophone borders on the supernatural. Hear his forthcoming album before its release on April 28.

All This I Do For Glory

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    All This I Do For Glory
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    52Hz
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Close Talker's new album, Lens, comes out April 21. Dylan McAmmond/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Review: Close Talker, 'Lens'

The Saskatoon trio's songs purr seductively, with warmly shimmering guitars and an overarching subtlety that's inviting, never distant.

The original Broadway cast recording of Groundhog Day The Musical comes out April 21. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Groundhog Day' Is Now A Musical, And Here Are The Songs

Stream the original cast recording to the new Broadway musical before its release.

Charlie Worsham's new album, Beginning Of Things, comes out April 21. Allister Ann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Review: Charlie Worsham, 'Beginning Of Things'

With his wry, subtle wit intact, the Nashville mainstay embraces great playing, sophisticated lyricism and the insight that comes from being the guy in the room who sits back and takes it all in.

Overcoats' new album, Young, comes out April 21. Shore Fire Media/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Review: Overcoats, 'Young'

Care and tenderness are integral to this minimal and memorable album, one of Bob Boilen's favorites of 2017.

The Black Angels' new album, Death Song, comes out April 21. Alexandra Valenti/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Review: The Black Angels, 'Death Song'

Composed during the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, the band's fifth album dwells on the toxicity of the current political climate.

Valgeir Sigurðsson's new album, Dissonance, comes out April 21. Lilja Birgisdóttir/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Review: Valgeir Sigurðsson, 'Dissonance'

Hear music both bleak and magisterial by an Icelandic composer and engineer who wields darkness into a singularly mesmerizing art.

Charly Bliss' new album, Guppy, comes out April 21. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Review: Charly Bliss, 'Guppy'

Guppy is one of those ecstatically empowering records you'll return to again and again.