A guide to the 13 essential albums that can form a solid foundation for a John Coltrane collection.
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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.
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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.
Whether released for good cheer or charity, the most unforgettable Christmas Number Ones have more than made their mark in history.
An introduction to the man who brought an elegant style and rhythmic grace to the trumpet, in addition to a fragile, unique singing voice that made him a jazz celebrity.
Carl Wilson’s best Beach Boys songs reveal the youngest Wilson brother to have been an intuitive producer with an exquisite voice.
From timeless favourites to new holiday classics, the best Christmas soundtracks will get you in the holiday spirit all season long.
Thelonious Monk’s incredible career saw him pioneer a uniquely percussive approach to the piano and write several jazz standards.
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An introduction to a legend whose music was the soundtrack to the lives of millions.
The best McCoy Tyner albums reveal a questing musician who took what he learned from John Coltrane and channeled it into his own art.