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Fall Music Preview 2013: The 26 Albums You Need to Hear

Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Pearl Jam and 22 more of the season’s biggest albums

Every year, the music industry kicks into overdrive right around Labor Day. This fall is no exception: Get ready to hear brand-new music from some of your favorite stars – from Arcade Fire's epic return to Lady Gaga's freaked-out pop experiments to Paul McCartney's magical mystery album. Keep reading for the inside scoop on these and 23 more of the biggest, coolest and wildest records of the season.

Album information and dates confirmed as of press time. Reporting by David Browne, Matt Diehl, Jon Dolan, Patrick Doyle, Gavin Edwards, Adam Gold, Andy Greene, Steve Knopper and Simon Vozick-Levinson.

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Miley Cyrus, ‘Bangerz’ (10/8)

"Sorry I ain't tweeting much," Miley Cyrus recently tweeted. "Focused on #BANGERZ." Say what? "If you don't know why my record is called BANGERZ, you'll know as soon as you hear it," she added. "Nothin but #BANGERZ." The former Disney star's latest hit, "We Can't Stop," trades in the sugar-rush pop of her past LPs for a booming beat from hot hip-hop producer Mike Will and rap-slang-studded lyrics about partying; other collaborators on the disc include Pharrell, Will.i.am and Future. "This is the first time people have heard my new sound," she recently told RS. "I'm not just trying to make music for teenagers."

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Also Released

Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight . . . (9/3)

Jimmy Webb, Still Within the Sound of My Voice (9/10)

Kaskade, Atmosphere (9/10)

Jonny Lang, Fight for My Soul (9/17)

Willie Nelson, To All the Girls . . . (9/24)

Deer Tick, Negativity (9/24)

CHVRCHES, The Bones of What You Believe (9/24)

Mazzy Star, Seasons of Your Day (9/24)

Pusha T, My Name Is My Name (September)

The Blind Boys of Alabama, I'll Find a Way (10/1)

Amos Lee, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song (10/8)

Cage the Elephant, Melophobia (10/8)

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust, Last Night on Earth (10/8)

Panic! At the Disco, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (10/8)

Of Montreal, Lousy With Sylvianbriar (10/8)

The Avett Brothers (pictured above), Magpie and the Dandelion (10/15)

White Denim, Corsicana Lemonade (10/29)

James Blunt, Moon Landing (11/5)

R. Kelly Black Panties (11/11)

Chris Brown, (November)

Future, Honest (Fall 2013)

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