Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention of the genre’s horn players, so give it up for the 50 best jazz guitarists ever.
The prog rock world has no lack of virtuosity, with its guitar heroes, keyboard wizards, and bass and drum monsters but this list salutes the proggers whose instrument was their vocal cords.
No phrase in music riles up passionate fans and chart watchers alike quite like “one-hit wonder...”
Hip-hop’s original storyteller, Slick Rick has carried the narrative torch for over three decades. The best Slick Rick songs reveal how.
LL Cool J is one of hip-hop’s most popular and enduring MCs. These timeless songs are essential listening for hip-hop fans.
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.
A strong case can be made for Max Roach as the most complete drummer in jazz history.
From a 50s-era guitar pioneer to 70s post-punk heroes of Britain's DIY scene, here are just a few musicians who embodied the DIY music ethos.
An influence on everyone from David Bowie to Thom Yorke, the best Scott Walker songs offer an insight into the mind of a true musical original.
The best David Bowie collaborations find the legendary artist mixing his unique vision with other like-minded musicians. Here are 12 essential examples.
The King Of Rock’n’Roll made many definitive recordings, but there are a number of surprising Elvis Presley covers of songs not often associated with him.
Music’s myriad subgenres have inspired some of the most enduring documentaries of our age. Here are the 37 best music documentaries of the past 50 years.
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.
A tribute to the producer of almost the entire recorded catalogue of The Beatles and a hugely accomplished writer, arranger and musician with countless other achievements to his name.
Perfectly calibrated to get your muscles pumping, the best workout songs have many qualities in common, including great beats and catchy, energizing hooks.