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My Chemical Romance released its defining album, The Black Parade, on Oct. 23, 2006. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Join The Black Parade: My Chemical Romance And The Politics Of Taste

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Clockwise from top left: U2, Neil Young, Weezer, Paula Cole. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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All Songs Rewind: Breaking Up With Your Favorite Bands

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New Mix: Blood Orange, NAO, Joyce Manor, Factory Floor, More

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"In material like this, I hope that there is a danger in what we're doing. I hope we are on a razor's edge." Leslie Odom Jr. gets into character as Aaron Burr on the Hamilton set. Josh Lehrer hide caption

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Being Aaron Burr

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Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! (left) and Lauren Denitzio of Worriers, whose debut LP Imaginary Life was produced by Grace. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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All Songs +1: Laura Jane Grace And Lauren Denitzio

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100% is the performing alias of Queens, N.Y., songwriter Elaiza Santos. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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07Room 336

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Not In Luv

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Adelyn Rose is Jaime Hansen, Dave Power, Addie Strei, Leo Strei and Hannah Hebl. Jesse Johnson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01Perhaps

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The album art to Delay's Circle Change. Not the baseball reference we were expecting. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01Explanation

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Drummer LaFrae Sci (seen here in a photo shoot for Tom Tom Magazine) says that even nonmusicians can benefit from learning to hear two rhythms at once. Meg Wachter/Tom Tom Magazine hide caption

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Can't Follow The Beat? Just Add Butter

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