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8 Album Covers With A Childhood Photo Of The Artist: Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, And More

Buzz 18:30PM EDT

Childhood is generally not the most badass part of a person's life, which is why childhood photos are often brought out by your parents when they feel like embarrassing you. However, these eight artists embraced these childhood photos, and ended up using them to create iconic album covers.READ MORE

Lorde at BBC Radio 1

10 Best Cover Songs Of 2014: Lorde, Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus, And More [LISTEN]

Buzz 16:41PM EDT

Because cover songs don't garner nearly as much traction on the radio or the charts as they once did, artists these days treat them more like fun little experiments, where they can try out things they normally wouldn't on one of their albums or original singles. This has resulted in plenty of inventive and fascinating covers, especially this past year. Here are the year's 10 best cover songs (in no particular order).READ MORE

Daft Punk

6 Bands Named After Styles of Music That They Don't Play: Daft Punk, Cap'n Jazz and More

Buzz 16:32PM EDT

It is pretty lame to name your band after the style of music you play — I'm looking at you, Metallica — but these six, including Daft Punk and Cap'n Jazz, bands did just the opposite: naming themselves after styles of music they do not play.READ MORE

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9 Great Albums That Open With Very Brief Songs: Foo Fighters, Cat Stevens, And More

Exclusives 13:49PM EDT

Earlier this week I wrote an article about albums that open with their longest song, such as David Bowie's Station to Station. These nine albums, however, pulled a completely different trick by easing listeners in with songs that are under two minutes long.READ MORE

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9 Great Songs That Sound Out of Place On Their Albums: Nirvana, PJ Harvey and more

Exclusives 15:08PM EDT

Though an album where every song is pretty much the same won’t be very good (unless you’re the Ramones), the songs on an album should at least feel like it they all came from the same place. These nine songs, however, sound like they were placed on the wrong album entirely. Here are nine great songs that sound out of place on their albums.READ MORE

Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett, 1967

7 Songs Written About Ex-Bandmates: Pink Floyd, the Beatles, and more

Exclusives 09:05AM EDT

Being in a band can be stressful work. Sometimes this can lead to vicious disputes between bandmates or untimely departures from the band, and because these are musicians we're talking about, songs are inevitably written about these tensions. These seven songs were written about estranged or long lost bandmates.READ MORE

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8 Albums Missing from Rolling Stone's Best of '94: Morrissey, Pulp and more

Exclusives 21:19PM EDT

Rolling Stone recently wrote a list of the 40 best alternative albums of 1994, and while they included a ton of excellent albums (Parklife, Weezer’s Blue Album, Dookie), I also noticed that a ton of classics were missing as well (and replaced by Korn and Bush, for some reason). Here are eight great albums from 1994 that Rolling Stone must have simply forgotten to add to their list.READ MORE

Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat/Fugazi

6 Artists Whose Second Band Was Superior: Jimmy Page, Ian MacKaye, and more

Exclusives 19:06PM EDT

When a musician is kicked out of a high-profile band, or if that band breaks up, they can usually be expected to start another band soon afterwards. While these bands are rarely better than the old ones (see: Wings, Big Audio Dynamite), sometimes the new band is actually better. Here are six artists whose second band was better than their first.READ MORE

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