Often audacious, always surprising, the best Kanye West samples are all the proof you need that the hip-hop icon remains at the cutting-edge of music.
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.
By bridging art-rock with aggression, oblique synths with sturm und drang, these pioneers of industrial music helped birth a brand new genre.
Rightfully known as the queen Supreme, the best Diana Ross songs reveal just how much the Motown icon achieved when she stepped out as a solo artist.
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.
Across the past 80 years, Disney has released some of the most stirring film music, lauded by fans and critics alike. Here are the best Disney songs.
The singers behind the best Disney songs have voices that are recognised all over the world. But do you know who they really are?
From subversive subject matter to affairs of the heart, the best female songwriters are often the most insightful, as this list proves.
The Cure’s unique career saw them occupy a space that was both musically and visually mysterious, and Cure videos combined both to unforgettable effect.
From NWOBHM to thrash pioneers and the bands that continue to define what metal can be, here are the best metal debut albums of all time.
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.
There are so many heavy metal subgenres that identifying what kind of metalhead you are is an increasingly complex challenge. Let us help you decide.
From enlisting fans to help create videos, to impressing The Rolling Stones, Maroon 5’s best moments capture a truly modern band at their peak.
Offering a glimpse into the imaginations of heavy metal titans, the best metal music videos have helped define the genre and terrified the weak of heart.
From The Supremes to Martha & The Vandellas and beyond, the best Motown girl groups defined a strain of soul music that keeps us dancing in the street.
Shania Twain opened the door for a range of female country singers, with some joining her pop-rock crossover, while others are going the traditional route.