There apparently, allegedly, supposedly, quite possibly is a way to hear the album New NOW!
DISCLAIMER: I have not done this, but my intense curiosity caused me to explore it to a point, but not to a point where I heard anything. I am not too sure about the strict legalities of the site, so Mike, if there is a problem with posting this link, I apologize and will delete. This is in no way a recommendation of the site or advocating downloading a leak of the album.
I went to the site and considered downloading, but the site does insist on a membership and a small credit card donation for membership. That's where I stopped. I am not that trusting. Oh heck, I admit it, I'm just a big wuss.
In any event, if you are the more trusting type, you could check out this link.
NOTE: This is for informational purposes ONLY. But if you do happen to hear something, let us know how it sounds.
Part of me, I must admit, loves the "kid at Christmas" feeling of not knowing what's under the tree and I don't want that to end too soon.....but the other part of me is I WANT TO HEAR IT NOW!!
So far, the kid at Christmas is winning, but only because I am a wuss.
So, hmmm hmmmm <whistle whistle> there are silent videos on YouTube, like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZFyWg4-M3I
that point to another alleged site where one might find the sound for said videos dum dee dum dee da!
By the way, even if I did download, there's no way that I wouldn't be buying the album on Oct 15 anyway. And I suspect, if it is already leaked, we'll be hearing previews on sites like NPR soon.