The Beach Boys created the 'California Dream' but beach music has its roots all over the US – or anywhere where there’s sand and restless spirits.
In terms of career longevity, ‘Crush’ was the album that gave Bon Jovi a good name, remaking the rock veterans as 00s chartbusters.
Even during a decade when the most improbable bands were topping the charts, some fell through the cracks. Here are a few 90s bands worth rediscovering.
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.
Some artists toil their whole careers to make a classic album, while others hit it straight out of the gate, here are some young musicians who got it right.
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.
Picking the most bizarre concept albums isn’t easy, since the most beloved concept albums are themselves pretty bizarre, but here are a few masterstrokes.
From protest songs to Greenpeace concerts, musicians have long helped push the environmental movement’s cause, rallying for Mother Earth.
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.
‘2112’ can be considered many things – a band manifesto, a conceptual landmark, maybe even the birth of prog metal – but above all, it was the band’s play for creative independence.
From subversive subject matter to affairs of the heart, the best female songwriters are often the most insightful, as this list proves.
From arena rock heroes to overlooked masters, here are the best prog drummers who embody the virtuosity and imagination of prog rock.
The medium may change from analog to digital, but there’s always something magical about a great single, a record that can change your life in four minutes or less.
The best female guitarists of all time prove that the guitar isn’t just for phallic fretwork and cock-rock grandstanding.
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.