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Cover Stories: Beck, ‘Odelay’

DGC
DGC

What exactly was Beck trying to say with the ambiguous cover art for his 1996 album, 'Odelay'?

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23 Years Ago: Nirvana Play Their Legendary Set at England’s Reading Festival

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Mike Hutson, Redferns/Getty Images

Nearly a quarter of a century ago, Nirvana descended upon the Reading Festival for what would be one of the most legendary performances of their career.

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Cover Stories: Red Hot Chili Peppers, ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

It's an album cover that stands at the threshold of an enormous cultural shift, and it remains the Red Hot Chili Peppers' most iconic sleeve.

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20 Years Ago : Morrissey Throws More Punches With ‘Southpaw Grammar’

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Sony/BMG

Two decades after its release, Morrissey sounds just as cranky as ever on his fifth solo album. But his music might never have sounded more dynamic.

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24 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Take Flannel to the Masses With Their Debut, ‘Ten’

Paul Mercer
Paul Mercer

Almost a quarter-century after it was released, Pearl Jam's first album sounds as fresh as the day we first cracked the CD's shrink-wrap.

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21 Years Ago: Jeff Buckley Releases His Only Album, the Transcendent ‘Grace’

Jeff Buckley
Dave Tonge, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Do we love Jeff Buckley or is it his legend that appeals to us?

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20 Years Ago: Rancid Fire on All Cylinders With ‘…And Out Come the Wolves’

Martyn Goodacre, Hulton Archive
Martyn Goodacre, Hulton Archive

The year was 1995, and major labels were looking for their "next big thing." Rancid looked out at the riches the labels were offering and said, "No, thank you."

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25 Years Ago: Jane’s Addiction Release the Sprawling ‘Ritual de lo Habitual’

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

The album that kicked off the alternative '90s, 'Ritual de lo Habitual' changed everything.

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13 Years Ago: Interpol Release Their Debut, ‘Turn on the Bright Lights’

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Scott Gries, Getty Images

Although it borrows from so many eras in history – both cultural and political – 'Turn on the Bright Lights' has remained timeless 13 years after its release.

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12 Years Ago: Kings of Leon Debut With ‘Youth & Young Manhood’

Dan Winters
Dan Winters

Looking like they just stepped out of central casting, Kings of Leon came out swinging in 2003 with a solid garage album.

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