Long before there were million-dollar studios or Pro Tools, there were great singing voices, whether they came out of barbershop quartets, Baptist churches or street corner doo-wop groups.
The music festival never really went away. Headliners may come and go, but music lovers will always yearn to retreat to an open field with their favourite band – and 100,000 other...
Reflecting his eclectic tastes, Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label covered metal, rock, country and all points in between, establishing its founder as music’s ultimate auteur in the 90s.
Even during a decade when the most improbable bands were topping the charts, some fell through the cracks. Here are 10 90s bands worth rediscovering.
Leaving the main highways for the backroads, you’ll find essential listening in underrated Americana albums from Lucinda Williams, Los Lobos and more…
From genre-blending excursions on the fringes of country-rock, to rebellious missives from young bucks, these are the best Americana albums of all time.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.
A catchy hook, an infectious chant: an earworm is a simple thing. Writing one, however, is not. Here’s why earworms are so effective – and hard to create.
The Love Song - some of these songs celebrate love and some dump on it, but they all have one thing in common... that love is the highest of human emotions.
If you’re a key member of a successful band, the solo bug will bite. Here we salute some of the most notable artists who found life after the band.
From the Issac Hayes’ funky instrumental scores to Trent Reznor’s dark genius, here are just a few of the growing ranks of musicians-turned-film composers.
With many of Johnny Cash's rare American Recordings now on a new 9LP box set 'Unearthed', here’s a look back at this prolific recording period.
Shania Twain opened the door for a range of female country singers, with some joining her pop-rock crossover, while others are going the traditional route.
From John Lee Cooker to Kansas Joe McCoy going by Hamfoot Ham, learn why some of the greats did so much recording under blues nicknames.
The blues artists talked, the rockers listened. Without the blues there’d be no rock’n’roll, but these influential blues songs were especially pivotal.