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Fall Music Preview 2016: 35 Must-Hear Albums

Read up on blockbuster LPs from Metallica, Lady Gaga, Pitbull and more

Fall Album Preview 2016 Gaga Beck Metallica New

Read our comprehensive rundown of all the hottest fall albums, including highly anticipated new releases from Metallica, Lady Gaga and Beck.

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This year has already seen a staggering amount of high-profile album releases, from Beyoncé's weighty Lemonade and Frank Ocean's ethereal Blonde to Kanye West's shapeshifting The Life of Pablo and Drake's chart-dominating Views. But the pace won't be slowing anytime soon. The fall schedule is packed with even more blockbusters, including the latest from Beck, Metallica, Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon and Green Day. Read on for the full rundown of everything you need to hear this season.

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Miranda Lambert, Title TBD

After her divorce from Blake Shelton, Lambert ducked the public eye and told her record label to give her some space. "The last year has been one of heartache and healing," she said recently. "I got to know my guitars." The first single, "Vice," is a ballad about being stuck in a tailspin of drinking and pain, which proves the usually fiery Lambert is even better when she turns down and opens up. 

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Bruno Mars, Title TBD

Mars is aware he's overdue for the follow-up to 2012's Unorthodox Jukebox. "I'm on a mission … to make an album I'm genuinely proud of," he wrote on Twitter recently. "Stick with me." Mark Ronson – who teamed up with Mars for their 2014 Number One hit "Uptown Funk" – has reportedly joined him in the studio, and Missy Elliott and Skrillex have also dropped by. "What we're doing is next-level, like nothing that's happened before," Skrillex said.

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CRX, ‘New Skin’

Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi was the last remaining member of the group not to form a solo band – until now. With producer Josh Homme, he recorded a catchy power-pop set full of Strokes-y twin-guitar breakdowns. "That's my bread and butter," Valensi says.

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