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.
The celebrated imprint has an incredible catalogue of regional Mexican music hits that span genres like mariachi, banda, corridos, norteño, and cumbia.
John Lennon's solo recordings sound as fresh and as innovative today as they did when they first came out. Here are 20 of the best.
An introduction to an artist with an ear for a killer melody and a voice ready to breathe fire into it.
One of the most important pianists in jazz, Bill Evans' distinctive tone at the instrument allowed him to wring large amounts of emotion from just a few notes.
From her decades-long alt.rock dominance with No Doubt to boundary-pushing solo work, the best Gwen Stefani songs reveal an artist who refuses to settle.
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.
The best Guns N’ Roses songs changed the face of rock music while earning the group their reputation as “the most dangerous band in the world”.
The best Lil Wayne songs find the self-proclaimed “best rapper alive” mastering hooks, dominating guest spots, and out-rapping the competition with ease.
A celebration of the greatest moments on disc by a collective who helped change the shape of soul and dance music.
After Bolan's death on September 16, 1977, the passing decades have brought new admiration of a unique and quintessential pop star.
In the short span of her career, Amy Winehouse forged a soulful pop template that has spawned countless imitators, but there is only one Amy.
Sexy and romantic, the best Barry White songs made him the boss of bedroom soul music. He had the funk, the soul and the disco – nobody did it like him.
The best Cranberries songs are a tribute to the distinctive legacy that the band and their late frontwoman, Dolores O’Riordan, created across three decades.
The finest Freddie Mercury songs reveal an artist committed to exploring all avenues of expression.
The San Antonio-area native has earned his King of Country moniker through a remarkable combination of consistency and volume.