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The 20 Best Tribute Albums Of All Time

This year alone has seen a multitude of tribute albums, from two Buddy Holly lovefests to the upcoming ZZ Top tribute set from a very motley crew of artists, including Nickelback, Daughtry, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (yum), and Wyclef Jean.

Let that one sink in. We'll still listen to it, though, because it's ZZ Top and we were born in Texas. Duh.

That's not all either. Since January, we've also seen Muppets:The Green Album with My Morning Jacket and OK Go doing great Muppets hits, with middling results. Coming later this year in Europe is a tribute to pervo-crooner Serge Gainsbourg, From Lulu to Gainsbourg, with Iggy Pop, Rufus Wainwright, Marianne Faithfull, and Scarlett Johansson turning in their versions of the Frenchman's best songs. A release of Lulu on this side of the pond is still in the works.

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