Phoenix's latest album is called Bankrupt! Left to right: Thomas Mars, Laurent Brancowitz, Christian Mazzalai, Deck d'Arcy. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Nathan Williams of Wavves, David Bowie, John Denver, Phoenix, and Kanene Pipkin of Lone Bellow Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Phoenix's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix has been named on many critics' lists as one of the year's best albums. Pascal Textiera hide caption

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