From her show-stealing verses to her genre-shifting albums, the self-proclaimed “Queen Of Rap” has earned her title. The best Nicki Minaj songs reveal how.
With a PhD in emotional honesty, she keeps it street and soulful. The best Mary J Blige songs show why the singer remains a unique force in R&B.
Recorded in a burst of creativity, the Miles Davis Quintet’s Prestige Sessions found the trumpeter running “a masterclass in working the tunes”.
Written during a heatwave, ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ became a holiday standard. Dean Martin’s version is impossible to beat.
Vastly different than it was a decade ago, the pop music that defined the 2010s has found new and unprecedented ways to engage the listener.
Across four solo albums, Mick Jagger has given free rein to a restless creativity, stretching beyond what’s expected of him as The Rolling Stones’ frontman.
With their twelfth album, ‘WHO’, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have created a wise, relevant record that would have startled their younger selves.
Following an unprecedented reign, Parliament signed off for almost forty years, leaving ‘Trombipulation’ behind as the template for 80s electro-funk.
Demonstrating a late-flowering but deep and instinctive talent, Dennis Wilson’s best Beach Boys songs remain highlights of the group’s later period.
The Rolling Stones’ third US album in a year, ‘December’s Children (And Everybody’s)’ was a mix of covers and originals, including unexpected treasures.
Living in Munich for several years in the 80s, Freddie Mercury found a new pace of life. “There was a sense of freedom,” Mercury’s PA, Phoebe, reveals.
A match made in retro-futurist heaven, the ‘Tron: Legacy’ soundtrack found French duo Daft Punk rebooting Disney’s cult classic movie.
The best Queen live performances are mesmerising examples of how the band raised the standard of rock concerts to a whole new level of brilliance.
‘Three Chords And The Truth’ finds Van Morrison at his irascible best, while also tapping into formative influences to create an essential album.
Yuletide classics by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Paul McCartney and Jackson 5… the best Christmas songs of all time are the gifts that keeps on giving.