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  • Keyed Up: The Best of Eighties Synth Pop

    June 3, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    With their smooth swaths of synths and digital-drum machines, these acts became dance-floor fixtures at downtown clubs and high-school gyms alike. Just remember to wear neon while listening.  | More »

  • For Your Love: The Best of the Sixties British Invasion

    June 2, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Nattily attired, neatly coiffed and equipped with enough hooks and harmonies to win over the world, these British bands would colonize the radio charts throughout the 1960s (and, in some cases, keep conquering audiences for decades to come). The following tracks are best enjoyed with a belly full of bangers and mash.  | More »

  • No Compassion: CBGB in the Seventies

    May 30, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    In the mid-Seventies, a tiny New York City club named CBGB — short for "country, bluegrass and blues" — became the epicenter of the country's punk and New Wave scene. Before the decade was out, countless musicians would spill their sweat and blood on the venue's miniscule stage. Some would find over-the-top success; others would remain forever underground. But the music they left behind helped launch a national movement.  | More »

  • Music of My Heart: The Best Nineties Boy-Band Jams

    May 29, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Justin, A.J., Taylor, and Nick: These were the mono-monikered pop stars of the Clinton era, a time when a few dance moves, a killer hook and some finely finessed facial hair could grant you primo pin-up status. Though only a handful of these acts stuck around for the new millennium, their finest tunes remain infinitely crush-worthy.  | More »

  • England's Yearning: The Best of Nineties Britpop

    May 28, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    It was the British invasion, take two, as dozens of fresh-scrubbed, frowny-faced British twentysomethings attempted to take over the world, one archly worded pop-gem at a time. And though the Britpop movement failed to take steam stateside, it left behind an oasis of great tunes.  | More »

  • Left of the Dial: The Best of Eighties College Rock

    May 27, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    They came from places like Athens, Georgia, and Manchester, England: Bookish (and often brooding) alt-rock savants whose snarling attitude and sharp wits soon found a home among cool-kid radio stations across the land.  | More »

  • Back in the Daze: Classic Nineties Hip-Hop Dance Jams

    May 26, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    No matter where you went dancing in the 1990s — be it a thrown-together block party or a big-bucks nightclub — these chart-busting hits were impossible to avoid. Here's a collection of raucous roof-raisers from hip-pop's golden age.  | More »

  • Go All The Way: The Best of Seventies Power-Pop

    May 23, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    They came from all over America and the U.K.: Starry-eyed rockers with a knack for cushy hooks, love-lorn lyrics, and skinny ties. Here's a primo power-pop primer, full of jangly guitars and jittery nerves.  | More »

  • Miss Jackson: The Best of Janet Jackson

    May 22, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The youngest Jackson sibling, and arguably the bravest, having evolved from bubblegum-brat to NSFW soul-slinger. Here's a collection of dance-floor escapades and candlelit slow-jams from the Queen of the Rhythm Nation.  | More »

  • Grindin': The Best of the Neptunes

    May 21, 2014 11:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Throughout the Nineties and 2000s, any musician looking for an off-kilter groove needed only turn to the Neptunes, one of the most sought-after production crews in the world. Here's a collection of bizarro beats and jolting jams from the team of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.  | More »

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