New Albums by Robert Plant, Ryan Adams & Justin Townes Earle Streaming Online for a Limited Time


Quick note: If you’re not famil­iar with it, NPR’s First Lis­ten site lets you stream new albums by major artists. And this week’s line­up deserves a spe­cial men­tion. First Lis­ten is fea­tur­ing Robert Plan­t’s new release Lul­la­by And… The Cease­less RoarThe album, writes NPR, is “an expres­sion of many kinds of rich, autum­nal love: of the Eng­lish coun­try­side to which Plant recent­ly returned after sev­er­al years liv­ing and work­ing in Nashville and Texas; of the musi­cal dias­po­ra he’s been explor­ing since Led Zep­pelin first con­nect­ed its Amer­i­can-inspired blues to North Africa in ‘Kash­mir’; of the Celtic and Roman­tic lit­er­ary lines he’s always favored; and of a woman, whom the songs’ nar­ra­tor trea­sures but, for rea­sons upon which at least half of the album dwells, leaves behind.” You can stream it here for a lim­it­ed time.

While at NPR, you might also want to hear Ryan Adams by, yes, Ryan Adams. It’s his 14th album, and, says The New York Dai­ly News, it “goes all in for neo-clas­sic rock. It draws on the kind of ser­rat­ed riffs Kei­th Richards likes to hone — but weight­ed with the heavy bot­tom and burn­ing organ of Tom Pet­ty and the Heart­break­ers.”

Last but not least, NPR is serv­ing up Justin Townes Ear­le’s fifth album, Sin­gle Moth­ers. Many of the songs offer a take on “the mer­cu­r­ial nature of infat­u­a­tion.”

Stream away, but don’t delay. The albums usu­al­ly remain online for a week at most.

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