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  • Nothing Feels Good: Best of Nineties Emo

    June 16, 2014 12:50 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Though everyone's nostalgic for the Nineties nowadays, it was actually one of rock's glummest decades, as full of hooky tales of hopelessness. This collection brings together some of emo's must-hear pain-relievers.  | More »

  • Shreddy Eddie: The Best Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solos

    June 13, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    In his four-decade gig as Van Halen's fun-loving fret-master, Eddie Van Halen has invented some of rock & roll's most beloved riffs (and endured some of its most heated rifts). These tracks represent some of his finest licks, though there are easily 5,150 more.  | More »

  • Toto Eclipse of the Heart: The Best of Eighties Soft Rock

    June 12, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The Reagan era may be known for its cash-crazed yuppies and coke-cramming yahoos, but to judge by the radio, it was also one of the most emo decades of all time. These tunes are best enjoyed with a wine cooler in hand and a Nagel painting on the wall.  | More »

  • DJ Rashad Hayes' Summer Essentials Playlist

    June 12, 2014 8:55 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    DJ Rashad Hayes is a New York DJ originally from Brooklyn who has spent time living in Maryland, Seattle and Los Angeles. "I got to see all the different aspects of music as they were happening in those regions," Hayes tell Rolling Stone. "I was in the West Coast when it was poppin’; then I was in the South when it was an explosion. So I got to see the differences and see the pride of it and encapsulate all those things.  "When I was in college and I started DJing, my whole ...  | More »

  • AM Gold: The Best Seventies Soft-Rock Gems

    June 11, 2014 3:20 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Breezy slow-jams, mellow ballads, and mournful come-back-to-me mea culpas: These are the hazy, lazy sounds of the Seventies sensitive-types, perfect for basement parties and/or wedding receptions.  | More »

  • New York City Boys: The Best of the Strokes

    June 10, 2014 4:10 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    They came out of nowhere in the early '00s — five good-looking Manhattan bad-boys that were so relatably ragged, fans would forever refer to them by their first names. And though Julian, Nikolai, Albert, Fab and Nick would experience several musical (and inter-personal) ups and downs over the next few years, at their best, they were as lurid and alluring as the city they called home.  | More »

  • Red, White and Blues: The Best of the White Stripes

    June 9, 2014 3:40 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    In the early '00s, when listeners first started hearing Jack and Meg White's raw and raucous blues, it was impossible to believe that such a huge racket could be made by just two people. But over the next few years, as the duo's size remained the same, their sound got bigger and bigger.  | More »

  • Chip Away: Aerosmith in the Seventies

    June 6, 2014 11:05 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Before they mixed it up with Run-D.M.C. and found love in an elevator, Aerosmith were one of rock & roll's most elastic bad-boy bands, capable of both sleazy rockers and heart-stinging ballads. If you've never heard their early stuff before, it's time to get your wings.  | More »

  • Sure Shots: The Best of the Beastie Boys

    June 5, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Over three decades — during which time they evolved from b-boy brats to sample-savvy artistes — the Beastie Boys created some of the most indelible (and intelligent) songs in hip-hop history. Whether you're looking for their early years lowbrow classics or the more gentlemanly jams of their later records, this collection has whatcha want.  | More »

  • Tongue-Tripped: The Best of Kiss

    June 4, 2014 11:20 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The blood-spitting, big-riffing monsters of rock combined comic-book looks and heavy-metal muscle to become one of the biggest live acts of all time. Be warned: Listening to all of these tracks at once might result in all-night rocking and/or day-long parting sprees.  | More »

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