2015 is the year of the mu­sic doc. Here are our top four picks to get the party started.

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Some­times we watch mu­sic doc­u­men­taries be­cause we didn’t get a chance to see a beloved band live (it’s part of our un­writ­ten fan con­tract); some­times we watch to learn ev­ery­thing about them. (It’s in the “mu­sic buff” job de­scrip­tion.) But the best mu­sic docs are the ones that have an in­cred­i­ble tale to tell (whether or not you’ve ever heard of the band).

More than 1,500 doc­u­men­taries are be­ing re­leased this year (ac­cord­ing to IMDb), and mu­sic is the sub­ject of a lot of them. Crit­ics are al­ready adding the up­com­ing Nina Si­mone, Kurt Cobain and Amy Wine­house biopics to their must-see lists, so 2015 is shap­ing up to be the year of the mu­sic doc. Here are some of the best mu­si­cal sto­ries from the past few years to get you started.

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