If a 10-day countdown to "The Dark Knight Rises" sounds like music to your ears, then you ain't heard nothin' yet.

Thanks to Empire Online, you can now listen to the entire soundtrack to Christopher Nolan's uber-anticipated finale.

The moody "TDKR" score was composed by Hans Zimmer, who's partnered with Nolan on all three of his "Batman" flicks. However, Zimmer's oeuvre extends well beyond Gotham, having earned nine Oscar nods -- including a Best Soundtrack win for "The Lion King" -- in his three-decade-plus career.

This music for "The Dark Knight Rises" will be on sale July 16. Take a listen to one of Zimmer's tracks above and head over to Empire for all the tunes.

"The Dark Knight Rises," starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman, hits theaters July 20. (!)

[via Empire]

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