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The Guide to Getting into the B-52s, Pop's Most Surprising Party Starters

Their uncanny mix of surf guitar riffs, funk-influenced rhythms, quirky vocal tics, and stream-of-consciousness lyrics goes far beyond "Love Shack."
Nick Levine
1.30.19
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The Guide to Getting Into City Pop, Tokyo’s Lush 80s Nightlife Soundtrack

Once derided as MOR muzak for yuppies, the glitzy genre that drew on funk, soul, disco, and lounge has become beloved by collectors and experimenters. Here's where to start.
Rob Arcand
Sam Goldner
1.24.19
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The Guide to Getting Into Future, the Voice of Your Joy and Pain

As he released 'The WIZRD,' we went back through his catalog and, goddamn, these tracks still slap. Here's where to start.
Trey Smith
1.18.19
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The Guide to Getting Into Tool, Rock's Most Lovable Pseudo-Intellectuals

Outsider art, psych-prog flourishes, and faux-deep philosophy mark their confusing and endearing catalog. Here's where to start.
Emma Madden
1.7.19
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The Guide to Getting Into Siouxsie and The Banshees, Dark Pop Outsiders

From punk to pop, the London band would influence a generation of artists by flouting convention and playing with public perception. Just don't call them "goth."
Liz Ohanesian
12.10.18
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The Guide to Getting Into Joni Mitchell, the Blueprint for Human Experience

Mitchell, in all her incarnations, remains a chief cartographer of American music and the female experience. Regardless of who you are, her map is made for you.
Katie Bain
11.8.18
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The Guide to Getting Into Brian Eno, the Playful Genius

From ambient soundtracks to alien planets to mega-hits fit for supermarkets to, uh, working with Coldplay, the legendary English producer has done it all. Here's where to start.
Dan Gentile
10.31.18
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The Guide to Getting into Haruomi Hosono, Japan's Vibrant Pop Shape-Shifter

In his groundbreaking bands and in his solo work, the Japanese experimenter changed the shape of pop music, avant-garde electronics, and more. Here's where to start with his vast catalog
Rob Arcand
10.10.18
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It’s Never Too Late to Become a Misfits Fan, but It'll Cost You

A handy guide on how to get into one of the most iconic bands in punk history.
Dan Ozzi
10.3.18
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The Guide to Getting into Aretha Franklin

The iconic singer's catalog spans more than half a century. Here's where to start.
Bonnie Stiernberg
8.17.18
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The Guide to Getting Into Janet Jackson

As the youngest of a superstar family, Janet Jackson managed to forge her own path throughout her 30-year career by demanding control.
Kristin Corry
8.15.18
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The Guide to Getting Into Grace Jones

With her androgynous aesthetic, boundary-pushing musicality and 50-year career, Jones burst open doors before other people could even see them.
Daisy Jones
8.2.18
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