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The Guide to Getting Into Madonna, Holy Mother of Modern Pop

She's a true original with a decades-deep catalog, so ahead of the release of 'Madame X,' here's a streamlined guide to her restlessly creative and game-changing career.
Nick Levine
6.14.19
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The Guide to Getting Into Elton John, Pop's Most Colorful Storyteller

A new biopic called 'Rocketman,' out this week, tells the story of the songwriter himself. Here's the music you need to know going in.
Bonnie Stiernberg
6.1.19
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The Guide to Getting into The National, Rock Existentialists

Upon the release of the band's eighth studio album, 'I Am Easy to Find,' here's a guide to help you ease into their impressive, expansive discography.
Alex Swhear
5.17.19
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The Guide to Getting into Country Rap, from Bubba Sparxxx to Lil Nas X

"Old Town Road" is the no. 1 song in America, but the roots of the genre date back to the early 2000s and tell an intriguing story about the value of country music's traditional gatekeepers.
Corban Goble
4.23.19
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The Guide to Getting Into Chaka Khan, Funk's Eternal Queen

'Hello Happiness' is Chaka Khan's first album in 12 years. As funk's standard-bearer, her dynamic voice is enough to stand the test of time—and genres.
Kristin Corry
2.21.19
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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
1.31.19
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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
1.25.19
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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
1.21.19
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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
12.8.18
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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
11.1.18
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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
10.12.18
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