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.
Saluting some of the finest, most out-there prog rock artists from outside the UK: long may their Mellotrons resonate down the years.
The best David Ruffin songs prove that the Motown singer most remembered for his time with The Temptations recorded some majestic work under his own name.
Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention of the genre’s horn players, so give it up for the 50 best jazz guitarists ever.
The prog rock world has no lack of virtuosity, with its guitar heroes, keyboard wizards, and bass and drum monsters but this list salutes the proggers whose instrument was their vocal cords.
No phrase in music riles up passionate fans and chart watchers alike quite like “one-hit wonder...”
Hip-hop’s original storyteller, Slick Rick has carried the narrative torch for over three decades. The best Slick Rick songs reveal how.
LL Cool J is one of hip-hop’s most popular and enduring MCs. These timeless songs are essential listening for hip-hop fans.
You may know every lyric to your favorite songs, but do you know who wrote them?
The best Rob Zombie songs take a trip through the eye-opening career of the larger-than-life heavy metal legend.
With the right song, at the right moment, great film soundtracks can sear a cinematic moment into your mind forever. Here are just a few of our favorites.
The best Motown songs are timeless soul classics that capture everything it means to be in love, to suffer heartbreak – and to want to dance with abandon.
A strong case can be made for Max Roach as the most complete drummer in jazz history.
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.
From a 50s-era guitar pioneer to 70s post-punk heroes of Britain's DIY scene, here are just a few musicians who embodied the DIY music ethos.
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.