Inspiring musicians and delighting fans, tribute albums are a mix of respectful homage and inventive re-recordings. Here are 40 of the best tribute albums.
An influence on everyone from David Bowie to Thom Yorke, the best Scott Walker songs offer an insight into the mind of a true musical original.
Lyle Lovett is “really excited” to have signed to the iconic Verve record label, and looks set to release a new album in 2020.
Despite its murky origins, Key To The Highway has become a blues classic, revered and recorded by everyone from Eric Clapton to BB King and the Stones.
Located in west London, W5, The Ealing Club was once home to The Rolling Stones, The Who and more, and is the iconic birthplace of British rock’n’roll.
The best Nat King Cole songs reveal just why the jazz pianist and singer is hailed as one of the world’s greatest vocalists – and a pioneer for racial equality.
The best live albums of all time capture the very essence of a band’s energy in concert, making you feel like you were actually there.
An “off-the-cuff” recording that still packs a punch, the debut Rush album set the Canadian three-piece on one of rock’s most long-lasting careers.
The final album recorded during Nick Drake’s lifetime, ‘Pink Moon’ is stark and foreboding – but traces of hope can be found in its lyrics.
A masterpiece in every sense, ‘Tell Mama’ sees Etta James singing with a depth of emotion that brings every single song to life.
With his debut album, ‘Tales Of America’, Nairobian Singer-Songwriter JS Ondara expresses how the American dream “is different from the reality”.
Boasting Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, Chess Records is synonymous with rock’n’roll – as this list of the 10 best Chess rock’n’roll records proves.
From ‘Jailhouse Rock’ to ‘The Girl Can’t Help It’, the best 50s rock’n’roll soundtracks defined an era and sent a generations of teenagers into a frenzy.
Chess Records laid the foundation for rock’n’roll, and its influence can still be felt today, as this guide to the 10 best Chess blues records shows.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.