After releasing ‘Ice Cream For Crow’, Captain Beefheart retired from music-making in order to channel his creativity through painting.
Moving closer to the mainstream with ‘XO’, Elliott Smith reveled in all he could master while making his deeply personal songs resonate even further.
Released at the start of the 80s, ‘Tattoo You’ proved The Rolling Stones weren’t giving up on their title of World’s Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band.
Released in 1980, ‘Doc At The Radar Station’ found him revitalized, influencing the new wave and releasing a work hailed as one of his finest.
Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album was a slow burn at first, but its mind-boggling inventiveness is now hailed as one of the cornerstones of hip-hop.
With several albums and a decade’s worth of experimental music behind them, Sonic Youth hijacked the grunge mainstream with ‘Dirty’.
Early Guns N’ Roses outtakes help tell the story of how their epochal ‘Appetite For Destruction’ was created, from acoustic demos to final versions.
Directed by Sasha Rainbow, the video for Placebo’s cover of Talk Talk’s Life’s What You Make It is among the most thought-provoking shorts of recent times.
If “Americana” has ever had any solid definition, it is in the songs that The Band recorded for their epochal debut album, ‘Music From Big Pink’.
Two decades into his career, Jay Z can truly claim to run this town. We look at his best collaborations, from Kanye West to Rihanna.
Putting away the mics and dusting off the vintage instruments, ‘The Mix-Up’ found Beastie Boys paying homage to all their influences at once.
Raiding pop culture’s past and present, Roxy Music created not only one of the greatest debut albums in history, but also a landmark work of postmodern art.
With ‘To The 5 Boroughs’, Beastie Boys addressed their hometown’s post-9/11 devastation while kicking old-school jams that sought to recapture the good times.
Hugh Syme has been synonymous with Rush since 1975. He shares his memories of working with “a band that dared to deviate from the norm.”
Ranging from hardcore punk to jazz instrumentals and their trademark DIY hip-hop, ‘Ill Communication’ found Beasties defining a decade.