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    The Best of R&B History, As Told By Its Architects Jimmy Jam and Terry LewisFrom Janet and Michael Jackson’s sibling rivalry, to Prince’s genius, to Bobby Brown rushing takes to head to the strip club, and so much more.
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    The Best and Most Evolved of Modest Mouse, According to Isaac Brock“I’m not trying to be evasive at all, man — or am I?”
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    Sheryl Crow on the Defining Songs and Favorite Mistakes of Her Career“One of the things that keeps me going is that I feel like I have not written my best song yet.”
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    Jessie Ware on Her Best, Most Classically Disco, and Melancholy Songs“I wouldn’t have been able to write ‘Please’ when I was 28.”
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    The Weirdest, Gayest, and Most Unconventional Pop of MARINA“If [I wanted to be more commercial], I would have been by now; I would have specifically chosen to go that way.”
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    Liz Phair on Her Best Songs and Humbly Defining Generations of Indie Rock“I’ve always bristled when they say I’m responsible for people’s sounds. I don’t like that. I don’t feel like I spawned people.”
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    Jason Isbell on His Best and Most John Prine–Borrowing Work“Back then I was thinking, Man, I’m about to blow these old fuckers away.”
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    The Most Underrated and Satisfying of the Black Keys, As Told by Patrick Carney“When we started, we never even intended to be a type of band that sold a couple thousand records.”
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    The Most Virtuosic of St. Vincent, According to Annie Clark“With my guitar, I did what I always do, which is just kind of humbly make shit that I think is cool.”
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    The Greatest and Ballsiest of Heart, According to Nancy Wilson“We were there for the art. We weren’t there for the salacious slimeball mentality of the industry.”
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    Ghostface Killah on the Most Memorable Moments of His Incomparable Career“I’d rather take the movie route or paint-the-picture route before I give you a bunch of street raps.”
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    Billie Joe Armstrong on the Best and Most Misunderstood of Green Day“To say you’re a pop-punker … it never sat well with me.”
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    The Most Irreverent and Joyous of the Go-Go’s, According to Belinda Carlisle“We just didn’t give a shit, really. It’s part of the magic of the band.”
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    Peter Frampton on the Thunderous Legacy of Frampton Comes Alive!, 45 Years Later“Oh gosh, is there any part of the album that didn’t get attention?”
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    The Greatest and Yacht-iest of the Doobie Brothers, As Told by Michael McDonald“It’s funny how yacht rock has become almost popular again when at first it was discouraged.”
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    The Best, Loudest, and Filthiest of AC/DC, According to Angus Young“What we did was rock and roll and we weren’t going to change anything.”
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    The Best, Worst, and Pumpkin Chord-iest of Smashing PumpkinsBilly Corgan on his new double LP, CYR, Mellon Collie’s unexpected legacy, and what the hipsters still get wrong about his band.
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    The Best and Worst of the Heartbreakers, According to Mike Campbell“Tom and I were tighter than brothers. We shared a dream and a bond that will never go away.”
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    Black Thought on His Solo Work, the Roots’ Things Fall Apart, and 2020“This is the new normal for now, and we have to carry on and figure out how to roll with the punches.”
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    The Best, Worst, and Exceptionally French of Phoenix, According to Thomas MarsOn Bill Murray, not being able to escape “1901,” and over 30 years of his band.
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    The Best, Worst, and Weirdest of Gorillaz, According to Damon AlbarnThe Gorillaz mastermind explores its highs and lows and why the virtual band has never felt more ahead of the times.
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    Jerry Harrison on the Legacy of Talking Heads’ Remain in Light, 40 Years Later“There are genre-defying junctures where without a particular record, music would not have gone in various directions. Remain in Light qualifies.”
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    Mike Shinoda on the Legacy of Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory 20 Years Later“The songs were like an outreach.”
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    Thurston Moore on the Obscure Sonic Youth Songs He Loves the MostPlus, playing with Iggy Pop, advice from Alan Vega, and the book he “probably will publish at some point in 2021.”
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    Lars Ulrich on Metallica’s Most Underrated and What Makes a Great DrummerThe legend on S&M2, the best drummers of all time, and Guitar Hero: Metallica.
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    The Good, Better, and Best of the Cars, According to Elliot Easton“If Ric hadn’t passed, we would’ve done more work together.”
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    Brandon Flowers on the Best, Worst, and Most Misunderstood of the KillersAnd why he’ll always defend Sam’s Town.
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    Kurt Farquhar, the King of Black-Sitcom Music, on His Best Theme SongsFrom Beyoncé being that good to how Brandy is basically Nostradamus.
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    Jason Mraz Picks the Best, Worst, and Most Tender of His 20-Year CareerIncluding why he doesn’t get mad when someone isn’t aware he has more songs than “I’m Yours.”
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    The Best and Worst of Talking Heads, According to Chris FrantzIncluding what his ideal reunion would be.
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    The Best and Worst of the Chicks, According to Natalie, Martie, and EmilyAnd what was almost their incredible new name.
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    The Best, Worst, and Most Questionable of *NSYNC, According to Lance and Chris“Once I discovered frosted tips I never went back!”
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    Jeff Tweedy on the Best and Worst of Wilco“Oh I’ve got reservations / About so many things.”
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    Britt Daniel Remembers the Best and Worst of SpoonFrom the time they almost quit, to their worst song (his mom’s opinion be damned!), to their nerdy Donald Duck connection.