2015: The Year in Pop Comebacks

From Missy Elliott and Will Smith to Sleater-Kinney and New Order, here are 10 acts that made splashy returns after long absences

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Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney's return is every group's fantasy: When No Cities to Love dropped in January, it felt as though no time had elapsed between 2005's The Woods and the follow-up a decade later. Band lineup? Intact. Searing, unpredictable guitar dazzlement? Check. Hooks that land with the force of manifestos? Of course. The group stepped away, but somehow it didn't lose a step.