45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

The best rock, hip-hop, EDM and country of this year's first half

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Willie Nelson, 'Band of Brothers'
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Courtesy of Legacy Recordings.35/45

Willie Nelson, 'Band of Brothers'

A minute into Willie Nelson's new set of songs – largely self-penned for a change – it's clear the man who wrote Patsy Cline's "Crazy" 50-some years ago has lost neither verve nor cojones. The vocals remain indelibly creaky against stony acoustic guitar, bright steel whines and dusty harmonica whinnies.

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