A seismic career shift and a bold new artistic direction brought an indelible classic.
Ludacris is one of the Dirty South’s best rappers. A wacky sense of humour, sex-crazed lyrics, and multifaceted flows are hallmarks of the best Ludacris songs.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
Motown Records was a huge inspiration for The Beatles in their early days, but the influence ran both ways, as the best Motown Beatles covers reveal.
In taking reggae to the world, Bob Marley put Jamaica on the map. His legacy reaches beyond music, spreading messages of love and unity.
Loaded with geeky humour and gigantic guitar riffs, the best Weezer songs are among the most formidable and colourful in alternative rock.
His passing, at his home, was confirmed by his son Danny Penniman, but a cause of death has not yet been announced.
By the time ‘Let It Be’ was released, in May 1970, The Beatles had split. The band that had defined the 60s had a new chapter ahead.
As the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ proved, the best music biopics can have a cultural impact that goes far beyond devoted fans. Here are 30 must-sees.
Leading a fight for freedom with calls to unity, Bob Marley did more than anyone else to spread his Rastafarian religion around the world.
Star Wars truly was visionary in a visual sense, but John Williams’ score for ‘Episode IV: A New Hope’ was the beginning of the modern American film score.
The best Rolling Stones 70s songs prove why the band were untouchable in a decade during which they shaped the course of rock’n’roll.
Produced by the late Hal Willner, ‘Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films’ remains a spellbinding listen.
With ‘The Emancipation Of Mimi’, Mariah Carey staged a stunning comeback that resulted in hard-fought, record-shattering creative freedoms.
Having startled their fans with ‘Dazzle Ships’, OMD set out to make ‘bright and well-crafted pop songs’ with their ‘Junk Culture’ album.
With their debut album, ‘Fever To Tell’, Yeah Yeah Yeahs flouted convention and brought a sense of fun and urgency to the garage-rock revival.