The Dummy Guide To Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren certainly deserves an album guide. After peaking in the early 70s with his pop-rock classic Something/Anything?, he embarked on a journey that involved dozens of albums, side projects, and little of the AM gold clarity that marked his best-known work. He’s had a career similar to Prince — using increasingly accessible technology and distribution methods to flood the market with product — but without the Purple One’s killer catalog to sustain popular interest. So thank UK magazine Dummy for creating a sympathetic primer to Rundgren’s boundless creativity. It’s made in honor of Rundgren’s Runddans, a collaboration with Sereena-Maneesh’s Emil Nikolaisen and Ibiza disco revivalist Lindstrøm that was released last May.