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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
6.13.19
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The Guide to Getting into PJ Harvey, Grunge’s Apocalyptic Godmother

From her 90s rock roots to the folk war poetry that came later, PJ is an artist who has inhabited many lives. Here's everything you need to know.
Daisy Jones
5.29.19
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The Guide to Getting into The Cramps, Garage Rock's True Freaks

Poison Ivy, Lux Interior, and their cast of collaborators left behind a legacy of heavy, horny, and horrifying songs. Here's where to start.
Leah Mandel
5.2.19
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The Guide to Getting Into Cher, Pop Shapeshifter

Cher has reinvented herself about a dozen times in the 55 years since "I Got U Babe." Here's where to start with her treasure trove of hits.
Nick Levine
4.24.19
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The Guide to Getting Into Marvin Gaye's Genius

You may have been conceived to his music. But if "Let's Get It On" is where your knowledge stops, this guide will help you navigate the many facets of Marvin Gaye.
Bonnie Stiernberg
4.4.19
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The Guide to Getting into Ice-T, the God of Talking Shit

A brash attitude, true pioneering lyrical skills, and hardcore energy made him a star. Here's where to start with his vast catalog.
Gary Suarez
3.13.19
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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
12.7.18
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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
11.7.18
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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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