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Star-crossed duets: Some of music’s more memorable duos

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Sometimes male-female chemistry blossoms and sometimes it turns toxic By Michael Shilling Special to MSN MusicTake two singers of different genders. Add a whole lot of vulnerability, a double-dash of ego, and season with bad timing, aesthetic differences and physical chemistry (or lack thereof). It's a recipe for inspiration and struggle, accomplishment and disaster. With the recent release of the Civil Wars' highly anticipated, born-of-conflict second album, we put together a cross-section of male-female musical unions full of emotional friction and artistic quality.
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