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Phoenix’s Top 20 Songs

After having their music in Sophia Coppola movies and following a stint as Air’s backing band, Phoenix broke through to the mainstream with 2009’s colossal Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Lead-singer Thomas Mars married Coppola, and the...

Queens of the Stone Age’s Top 20 Songs

From their bluesy stoner rock origins up to their current status as rock ‘n’ roll royalty, Queens of the Stone Age have navigated one of the more interesting paths to rock stardom over the...

Kanye West’s Top 20 Songs

Kanye West remains king of the Throne — at least this week. By now, you’ve read our Top Star review of his latest opus, Yeezus, and spent time dissecting the samples and references galore. Now, the pop...

Jay-Z’s Top 20 Songs

Before Jay-Z slung apps and signed NBA All-Stars, he was simply Brooklyn’s finest. Now, he’s back with his twelfth studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, which has us getting all nostalgic for his non-entrepreneur,...

Metallica’s Top 10 Songs

Once, Metallica were innovators — the face of the burgeoning underground thrash metal movement. The songs were raw, bludgeoning, and ambitious. James Hetfield growled like he meant it; Kirk Hammett melted faces (despite living...

Kings of Leon’s Top 10 Songs

You can draw a line in the sand of many musicians’ careers, a turning point where their sound changed completely. It’s a shift that usually gains a stadium of new fans while losing a...

Eminem’s Top 20 Songs

It was a miracle really: A self-described “white boy” from Detroit travels to Los Angeles to battle in the Rap Olympics and comes in second place (which he asserts is some bullshit). An Interscope employee witnesses...

Van Halen’s Top 10 Songs

Thirty years ago, Van Halen overwhelmed America with the release of their sixth studio album, 1984. Going toe to toe with Michael Jackson’s Thriller, which also Eddie Van Halen appeared on, the blockbuster record...

Drive-By Truckers’ Top 10 Songs

As Drive-By Truckers‘ skimpy greatest hits album proves, trying to assemble a best-of collection for the band is a fool’s errand. They simply have too many good songs. Lucky for you, we’re pretty foolish...

The Rapture’s Top 10 Songs

Because of Jenner, Roccoforte, and Andruzzi’s desires for extravagant luxury,the dance-punk fans of the world have grown rich. – Revelation 18:3 The Rapture, the 15-year-old New York dance-punk band who recently broke up without bothering...

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