Exclusive Previews: M. Ward, Animal Collective, Bon Iver, More

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On this edition of All Songs Considered we've got exclusive sneak previews of some of this year's most anticipated albums: M. Ward's upcoming release, Hold Time, is a gorgeously produced mix of finger-picked guitars, upright bass and shuffling rhythms, all tied together by his achy voice. Hear the song "Stars of Leo," now on All Songs Considered, and the entire M. Ward album at midnight Monday, Jan. 12. Also on the show: A look at Bon Iver's upcoming EP of new songs, called Blood Bank, Animal Collective's much-anticipated new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, new music from Heartless Bastard's and the stunning voice of Erika Wennerstrom, and a look back at a classic psychedelic rock album by the Bee Gees.

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Exclusive Previews: M. Ward, Animal Collective, Bon Iver, More

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M. Ward

  • Artist: M. Ward
  • Album: Hold Time
  • Song: Stars of Leo

Hear M. Ward's entire new album 'Hold Time.'

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Stars of Leo
Album
Hold Time
Artist
M. Ward
Label
Merge
Released
2009

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Bon Iver

  • Artist: Bon Iver
  • Album: Blood Bank
  • Song: Babys

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Babys
Album
Blood Bank
Artist
Bon Iver
Label
Jagjaguwar
Released
2009

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Heartless Bastards

  • Artist: Heartless Bastards
  • Album: Mountain
  • Song: The Mountain

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The Mountain
Album
Mountain
Artist
Heartless Bastards
Label
Fat Possum
Released
2009

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Bee Gees

  • Artist: Bee Gees
  • Album: Odessa [Deluxe Edition]
  • Song: Odessa (City on the Black Sea)

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Odessa (City on the Black Sea)
Album
Odessa [Deluxe Edition]
Artist
Bee Gees
Label
Rhino
Released
2009

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