The most incisive Michael Hutchence quotes reveal a thoughtful, articulate star with a fierce intelligence and unwavering commitment to artistic integrity.
With ‘The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited’, Metallica dug into their influences to create a covers record that was uniquely their own.
The best Isaac Hayes songs revolutionised soul music in the 60s and 70s, spearheading symphonic soul and helping to invent the Blaxploitation genre.
‘Pon De Replay’ revealed Rihanna’s prowess as a hitmaker, but her debut album, ‘Music Of The Sun’, album proved she was a Caribbean queen in the making.
uDiscover Music salutes some of the finest, most out-there prog rock artists from outside the UK: long may their Mellotrons resonate down the years.
No longer masking her ornate bravado with hip-hop samples, ‘Mary’ saw Mary J Blige follow her 70s muse and take a plunge into neo-soul.
The best Lionel Richie songs cast a long shadow across 70s funk and 80s ballads, and include one of the most perfect duets in music history…
A challenging, powerful work, ‘Throwing Copper’ “captured the anger and ache of the moment”, and launched Live into the spotlight.
‘Mother’s Milk’ found Red Hot Chili Peppers overcoming a tragic setback to rebuild themselves – and their sound – with a pioneering funk-rap fusion album.
A quintessential example of hard bop, ‘Cool Struttin’’ found pianist Sonny Clark putting Blue Note’s pioneering modern jazz on the map.
1969 was a year of amazing musical festivals, but Woodstock, and the bands that played, set the template for events that have become part of our culture.
The best Justin Bieber duets have inspired both creative innovation and some of the greatest songs of our time. In short: they define 21st-century pop.
Blind from birth, pianist George Shearing headed an elite club of British jazz musicians to find fame in the US, his name becoming a byword for “cool”.
Indie music is one of pop’s most nebulous genres. Initially a home for misfits, indie rock has gone mainstream – and shows no signs of stopping.
One of the most powerful albums that Stax Records released, ‘A Dramatic Experience’ proves why The Dramatics were one of Detroit’s greatest vocal groups.