NPR Music's 20|20 Twenty albums, twenty years later.

NPR Music's 20|20

Twenty Albums, Twenty Years Later

Peaches, on tour in Finland in 2001, displays the battle scars of her hyperphysical performances. "Every night I would jump to my knees," she said in a statement to NPR, "and every day I would say, 'Don't do that tonight.' But then I would do it, until I got so bruised from it I had to stop." Lisa Kannakko/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nashville star Ruston Kelly surprised fans with the 2019 release Dirt Emo Vol. 1, which puts his own spin on the cult hit "Teenage Dirtbag." His second studio album, Shape & Destroy, is out Aug. 28. Alexa King/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Though she only came to his work after his death, Phoebe Bridgers has listened to Elliott Smith's Figure 8 more times than she can count. Her second album, Punisher, is out in June. Lera Pentelute/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Left to right: Sean Watkins, Sara Watkins and Chris Thile chat with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in June 2001. NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images hide caption

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Shakira onstage during her MTV Unplugged performance, recorded in New York in 1999 and released as a live album in early 2000. Ignacio Gurruchaga/Courtesy of Sony Music hide caption

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