Loaded with geeky humour and gigantic guitar riffs, the best Weezer songs are among the most formidable and colorful in alternative rock.
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.
With his rough, powerful voice and descriptive, narrative-based songwriting, Bobby Womack had a mastery of the blues, gospel, and R&B.
Without Dizzy Gillespie, jazz would look and sound very different today – and lack some of its boundless joy, too.
The gold standard in Latin Music, the best Fania songs truly merged cultures, ranging from salsa to disco, and all points between.
The best ECM albums reveal why the label’s unique style and sound has made it one of the most forward-thinking jazz record labels of all time.
The best female guitarists of all time prove that the guitar isn’t just for phallic fretwork and cock-rock grandstanding.
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.
Son of Chess Records co-founder Leonard Chess, Marshall Chess offers an exclusive guide to the Chicago label that helped invent rock’n’roll.
For every anthem and romantic ballad, female artists have also asserted their independence through empowering lyrics, challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes, bad relationships or the music industry itself.
As the world outside seems to get worse and worse, Jaz Coleman’s apocalyptic rantings seem more and more prescient.
There is no shortage of talented vocalists, but the best female jazz singers possess unique voices which hold their own against their male counterparts.
The story of the Manchester alt rock band is one of constant evolution.
Motown’s story is often told by the superstars who helped define the company’s sound, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
The songwriting duo have created an outstanding body of work that absorbs countless genres of music.
One of music’s true mavericks, John Cale ranks among the most influential figures in rock’n’roll. The best John Cale songs reveal why.