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The dreamy cover image of The Smashing Pumpkins' landmark 1995 album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is the work of illustrator John Craig.

December 7, 2012 The visual icon of the Smashing Pumpkins' landmark 1995 album is a woman of multiple personalities.

The Smashing Pumpkins in 2012 (from left): Nicole Fiorentino, Billy Corgan, Mike Byrne and Jeff Schroeder.

June 24, 2012 Billy Corgan says he's outgrown the need to make each album a total departure from the previous one.

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July 12, 2007 Stellar new music from Austin's Spoon; Swedish minimalist electronica by The Field; A classic re...

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July 10, 2007 Smashing Pumpkins' latest incarnation only has two of its original members, but sound the same.

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February 1957:  Bill Haley's band The Comets play in the cramped space of a railway carriage en route to London.  (Photo by Harry Kerr/BIPs/Getty Images)

August 17, 2011 From R.E.M. to Groucho Marx, fans share more songs that make them feel good.

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Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

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Arcade Fire

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