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Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday, Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith

If the soft-spoken troubadour known as Elliott Smith was still alive, he'd be celebrating his 46th birthday on Aug. 6, 2015.

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10 Best Cover Songs by Pearl Jam

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Whether or not you like Pearl Jam, you have to admit: They have great taste.

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16 Most Underrated R.E.M. Songs

Worst to First: R.E.M.
By: Tim Karan / Photo: Anton Corbjin

Limiting ourselves to only 16 favorite R.E.M. deep cuts was tough, but we managed.

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10 Best Album Closing Tracks

10 Best Album Closing Tracks
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Just as an album's opening song plays a pivotal part in a record's cycle, the closing track serves a similar and not totally unrelated purpose.

In a way, the final song is the summation of an LP's musical and thematic themes, a final word on the past 45 or so minutes...

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10 Dave Grohl Projects That Aren’t the Foo Fighters or Nirvana

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The career of Dave Grohl has been nothing short of miraculous.

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10 Best Bloc Party Songs

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Bloc Party made waves when they released their Paul Epworth-produced debut album 'Silent Alarm' in 2005.

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11 Best Punk Songs Under 60 Seconds in Length

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A wise man once said, "Loud, fast rules." We have no idea who that man was, but he did have a point.

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17 Cover Songs Better Than the Originals

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Frank Micelotta Archive/Hulton Archive

No disrespect to the original songs, but these covers take the source material to entirely new (and sometimes unexpected) places.

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10 Best Album Opening Tracks

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Even in this ever-changing digital world of music, the first track on an album, both past and present, serves as a master of ceremonies of sorts.

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A Who’s Who of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Cover Art


We’ve recounted everyone who appears on the Beatles' iconic 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' album cover, from Bob Dylan and Aldous Huxley to Karl Marx and Sonny Liston.

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