Hugh Cornwell + Ian Rubbish

Critics' pick

It's been more than 30 years since Hugh Cornwell left his role as the legendary frontman for the Stranglers (remember "Peaches"?), but the prolific songwriter has been keeping busy—this year he recorded Totem and Taboo with Steve Albini. But we have to admit being most excited about seeing Fred Armisen's glorious punk-rocker parody Ian Rubbish—recently seen "interviewing the Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon in a video for Funny or Die.

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