After leaving Nashville behind, country rebel Steve Earle went full rock’n’roll on ‘Copperhead Road’ and took everyone along for the ride.
Funkateers, country stars and punks contributed to the best concept albums in music, proving that prog rockers didn’t entirely own the concept of concepts.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cry from the artists’ original intentions.
We caught up with Elvis Costello and producer Sebastian Krys about the original, groundbreaking 1978 album and how ‘Spanish Model’ came together.
Van Zandt's new memoir ‘Unrequited Infatuations’ reads like a long and intimate conversation, sometimes emotional and often hilarious.
Pop music has a way of reminding us what matters most and these inspiring songs of peace keep the world reaching for higher ground.
In the vinyl era, every genre of music developed its own visual aesthetic, a tip-off to the listener as to what could be found inside the album cover.
In a career spanning more than five decades, Genesis covered the bases from resonant love songs to elaborate flights of fantasy.
Time to celebrate mothers and the songs that have celebrated them with a playlist of the best songs about moms for Mother’s Day.
From unsung talent to international star, the film ‘Searching For Sugar Man’ resurrected the legend of the once-forgotten singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez.
Four mighty strings and 55 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
From stoner anthems to good-natured novelties, the best songs about marijuana are perfect for indulgers – or those with just a contact buzz.
Hound dogs, salty dogs, rain dogs, the mighty canine appears in countless songs and this list celebrates all the dogs who’ve been saluted in song.
Few songwriters have covered as much ground as this shape-shifting artist has in the past four decades, as the best Elvis Costello songs show.
From the hardest rock bands to the pop savants, the best power ballads transcend time and genre to pull at your heartstrings.