There have been hundreds of thousands of books about music and here are some of the best music books you’ve may never have read.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cry from the artists’ original intentions.
This collection of 4 July songs mixes buried treasures along with some must-hear standards that make the perfect playlist for Independence Day parties.
Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
The best summer songs conjure both eras and emotional to offer a mix of nostalgia and escapism. Time to sit back and unwind with this essential playlist.
From genre-blending excursions on the fringes of country-rock, to rebellious missives from young bucks, these are the best Americana albums of all time.
From classic pop hits to infectious dancefloor anthems, the best prom songs will make it a night to remember.
By bridging art-rock with aggression, oblique synths with sturm und drang, these pioneers of industrial music helped birth a brand new genre.
Many of today’s biggest pop names began life as Disney Channel stars before launching singing careers that have shaped the future of 21st-century pop.
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 Irish songs reveal a proud, passionate country steeped in folklore, borne of an unquenchably fiery Celtic spirit.
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.
The best female guitarists of all time prove that the guitar isn’t just for phallic fretwork and cock-rock grandstanding.
Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.
From 60s releases by 2016 Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan to 21st-century releases by David Crosby and Beck, we pick the top 25 singer songwriter albums.