I’ve previously called The Gaslight Anthem “the best rock band in the world right now,” and fans of their first three albums — including their sophomore release The ’59 Sound, one of the defining records of the ’00s [read my review] — have been eagerly awaiting the fourth full-length from the New Jersey group. Well, Handwritten drops a week from today, but thank god for NPR. They’ve posted a stream of the full album, which you can hear below. If it’s not Album of the Year, it’s damn close. You’d better listen.
Album Stream: The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten