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From Giant Steps to next steps.
Where to start with the eclectic art-pop band.
A first-timer’s guide to the complex and overwhelming catalog of Frank Zappa.
A roadmap to the legendary UK prog-rock band’s music
An first timer’s entryway into the music of the Canadian singer/songwriter.
Ahead of his 105th birthday, a starter’s kit of the jazz icon’s best offerings.
A first-timer’s guide to the music of one of the avant garde’s greatest vocalists.
A four-part series of entry points into the Japanese band’s catalog.
Find out where to begin with this complicated, art-damaged and short-lived genre.
Dive into what makes the eccentric metal mastermind such a fascinating figure.
A series of entry points into the Providence, Rhode Island duo’s noisy, chaotic catalog.
A semi-caustic window into the brilliantly twisted world of Richard James.
A first-timer’s entry points into the complex realm of singer/songwriter Bill Callahan.
A first timer’s path to entering the complex and abstract world of this Glasgow-based post-rock outfit.
Our new feature — focusing on entry points for bands with complex catalogs — kicks off with the mighty Swans.