Fall Music Preview 2015: 30 Must-Hear Albums
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With the 2015 VMAs in the rearview, the music world turns its attention to the fall-album onslaught. No matter what your tastes, there's plenty to look forward to in the coming season: rootsy comebacks from tried-and-true veterans (David Gilmour, Don Henley), rabidly anticipated efforts from left-field pop royalty (Kanye West, Lana Del Rey) and sure-fire smashes from tween-friendly giants (One Direction, Justin Bieber).

Our complete rundown features select insights from the artists themselves. "This is me passing along, to anyone who will listen, a few nuggets of wisdom acquired from my dippings into life's chocolate box down the years," says Rod Stewart of Another Country. YG puts it more bluntly, when he quips of the forthcoming Still Krazy, "Classic shit, that's what I'm fucking with."