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.
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.
By bridging art-rock with aggression, oblique synths with sturm und drang, these pioneers of industrial music helped birth a brand new genre.
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.
Far from an exhaustive list of the best jazz books of all time, these are 20 essential title for newcomers and long-term aficionados to seek out.
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.
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.
Our list of the best female bassists includes key players in punk, funk and lyrical rock, and headed by one of the most versatile musicians to ever pick up the instrument.
Whether released for good cheer or charity, the most unforgettable Christmas Number Ones have more than made their mark in history.
After Bob Dylan won the Nobel and pop songs are the new poetry, what other songwriters and artists are worthy of the award?
The best Christmas albums of 2018 offer a mix of updated classics and heart-warming hearthside singalongs to make a wonderful holiday season.