Two decades into his career, Jay Z can truly claim to run this town. We look at his best collaborations, from Kanye West to Rihanna.
Home taping in the 80s didn’t kill the record industry, but the lo-fi format gave a voice to those that the mainstream didn’t always have an ear for.
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.
Truly iconic album covers don’t just define an album, they define an era, a generation and, in some cases, an entire musical genre.
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
From custom guitars to truly bizarre contraptions, these homemade musical instruments have unique DIY sounds that you’ll never hear anywhere else.
The best Nirvana songs defined an era, turned Kurt Cobain into the voice of a generation and still retain an indefinable magic that transcends time.
Skirting the line between darkness and light, the best Florence + The Machine Songs reveal an artist that shoots for the stars – and hits every time.
The music world is full of talented multi-instrumentalists, and the best one-man bands have a unique vision that only they can achieve, alone in the studio.
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.
The best KISS songs have entered the pantheon of great rock anthems, making it impossible to imagine music history without the band’s flamboyant presence.
Artists have long embraced their inner symphonic self as you can hear on these 25 classic orchestral rock tracks, featuring Yes to Radiohead.
DIY venues are deeply loved, but not always preserved. These 10 venues have been essential incubators for punk, hip-hop and electronica DIY scenes the world over.
The best Max Richter songs cover an array of emotions across a remarkable breadth of work, putting Richter at the forefront of modern classical music.
The most incisive Michael Hutchence quotes reveal a thoughtful, articulate star with a fierce intelligence and unwavering commitment to artistic integrity.
The best Isaac Hayes songs revolutionised soul music in the 60s and 70s, spearheading symphonic soul and helping to invent the Blaxploitation genre.