The Gaslight Anthem's fourth studio LP Handwritten has to be one of the most anticipated album's of 2012. From the hard-charging first single "45" to the countless quotes from Brian Fallon about how American Slang was forced and this "perfect" record freed him from a crippling bout of writers block, there is a lot to get excited about. The wait is now over, as NPR were nice enough to post a full album stream for those of us who can't wait until the July 24th release date. There is too much substance here to process in the mere few listens I've given it, but I can promise that it will no disappoint. This summer has been a damn good one for music, Handwritten is just another piece of evidence in that statement's favor.