Ranging from hardcore punk to jazz instrumentals and their trademark DIY hip-hop, ‘Ill Communication’ found Beasties defining a decade.
Released in December 1970, Captain Beefheart’s ‘Lick My Decals Off, Baby’ found him bringing the ‘Trout Mask Replica’ era to its conclusion.
A history of Blaxploitation film soundtracks that helped define the genre, and the musicians who asserted their street cred by writing their scores.
Tracing their entire career, these Beastie Boys photos capture the group as hardcore punks, 70s throwbacks and “appropriately” attired jazz cats.
The best Christmas hip-hop and R&B songs find Kanye giving the gift of a guest spot and Kurtis Blow doing a different kind of Christmas wrapping.
Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ was a slow burn at first, but its mind-boggling inventiveness is now rightly hailed as one of the cornerstones of hip-hop.
A psycho-sexual drama charting obsession and a descent into madness, ‘L’Homme À Tête De Chou’ remains one of Serge Gainsbourg’s finest concept albums.
Through sampling, hip-hop has the power to bring old music to new years, helping music to evolve while paying respects to the artists that came before.
The fourth Wu-Tang Clan solo album, ‘Liquid Swords’ is an out-and-out masterpiece on which GZA brought his A-game, ruining it for everyone else.
They’re both unpredictable, overwhelmingly prolific, and sometimes wilfully obtuse: if you like Neil Young… you’ll love Ryan Adams.
Showing that the American roots music dubbed “Americana” had infiltrated almost every type of music, reDiscover Johnny Cash’s ‘American II: Unchained’.
Erudite, unafraid of asking the big questions, and ever evolving to follow her creative muse, Laura Marling is the natural successor to Joni Mitchell.
‘Beastie Boys Book’ is one of the most open, honest and thoughtful memoirs in recent memory. Here are 15 Beastie Boys facts we learned from reading it.
‘Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg’ documented Serge's early infatuation with Jane Birkin, and contained the infamous single, ‘J’Taime… Moi Non Plus’.
In 1964, Serge Gainsbourg released ‘Gainsbourg Percussions’, an audacious Afro-Cuban jazz album with no precedent in French music.