Question: What would be some must-read papers for an aspiring analytic number theorist? In other words, what are the papers that any analytic number theorist would have read? (Background: Someone who has seen some classical analytic number theory, at the level of Davenport and modular forms books by Iwaniec)

There are some classical papers that comes to mind. For example,

- Duke-Friedlander-Iwaniec's work on subconvexity bounds
- Iwaniec's 1987 paper on bounding Fourier coefficients of half-integral weight modular forms
- Duke's work on Linnik's problems

Basically I would like to collect papers that any graduate student in analytic number theory should have read/should be aware of. In particular I am interested in something more modern (although very classical papers such as Riemann's memoir is still welcome, for the sake of completeness) Thank you.

Edit: In light of Professor Garrett's comment, I am trying to restrict the scope a little bit. (Hopefully it's now more reasonable) Analytic number theory is a pretty diverse area, but hopefully there is a reasonable list of papers that every analytic number theorist would have read/know about.

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