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20 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Continue Experimenting on ‘No Code’

Epic
Epic

Pearl Jam's fourth album, 'No Code,' saw them explore Indian and tribal music.

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30 Years Ago: Paul Simon Reinvents Himself with ‘Graceland’

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

There will never be a true substitute for a good old-fashioned mixtape, and Paul Simon proved it with his seventh solo LP.

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Is the Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ the First Alternative LP?

EMI
EMI

We look at the impact the Beatles 1966 masterpiece, 'Revolver,' had on the future world of alternative music.

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30 Years Ago: Sting Finds His Groove With a New Band on ‘Bring on the Night’

A&M
A&M

Restless in the Police, Sting did something that came naturally: He shook things up.

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30 Years Ago: R.E.M. Takes a Big Step Forward With ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant - Album Cover
I.R.S. Records

R.E.M. went for a bigger rock sound -- and got it -- on 'Lifes Rich Pageant,' which was released on July 28, 1986.

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35 Years Ago: Blondie’s Debbie Harry Goes Solo with ‘KooKoo’

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Blondie singer Debbie Harry's first solo album was an opportunity for her to make a break with the past.

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22 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Kick It Root Down With ‘Ill Communication’

Grand Royal
Grand Royal

With old-school rhyme schemes, lo-fi punk, a little Latin flavor and a lot of their trademark pop culture snark, Beastie Boys unleashed a mid-'90s masterpiece.

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20 Years Ago: Porno For Pyros Release Their Ethereal Second Album ‘Good God’s Urge’

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Inspired by the scenic Zuma Beach where Perry Farrell and Porno For Pyros recorded it, their atmospheric second album still sounds ocean-sized.

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25 Years Ago: Smashing Pumpkins Debut With ‘Gish’

Caroline
Caroline

Smashing Pumpkins didn't rocket to stardom with their 1991 debut, but 'Gish' set an elaborate (and psychedelic) stage for Corgan and Co. to explore.

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40 Years Ago: David Bowie Reinvents Compilation Albums With the Landmark ‘Changesonebowie’

RCA
RCA

Although plenty of subsequent Bowie collections are far more comprehensive, none captured a specific moment in Bowie's evolution better than the first.

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