Editors’ Notes Billy Idol's transformation from mid-'70s English punk to '80s arena-rock sensation was surprising for fans of his first band Generation X. But it made sense: Idol was a master at mixing punk aggression with hard-rock flash and dance beats. This playlist spans his whole career, from his debut Gen X album to his 1993 electro makeover Cyberpunk, and showcases his greatness beyond the hits.

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