The Beatles may have ushered in the “album era” of music, but their singles were no less influential on the course of pop music. Here’s why…
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.
The pre-eminent hip-hop label for the better part of the last three and a half decades, the best Def Jam songs define the evolution of the genre.
Revealing hidden facets of his live and work, these surprising Freddie Mercury facts are laid bare in the singer’s own inimitable style.
Ten records from the label and artists that helped define early rock’n’roll.
Thoughtful and insightful quotes about the power of music as therapy and the ways in which it is good for all of us to open up about mental-health concerns.
As well as creating their own classics, the group had a knack for reinventing other people’s songs, as our playlist shows.
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.
Known primarily for his chart-topping singles, a deeper look into Steve Miller Band’s albums reveal a wide-ranging artist who’s more than a pop virtuoso.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cry from the artists’ original intentions.
The iconic jazz label boasts no shortage of groundbreaking artists, but there are many underrated Blue Note musicians that deserve their place in the sun.
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 influence of gospel music stretches far and wide, and the best gospel singers, too, cover a wider range of styles, as this list of the Top 15 shows.
Unafraid to speak up against injustice, the best protest songs take on the issues of their day, but transcend their eras to speak to future generations.
A guide to the 11 essential albums that can form a solid foundation for a John Coltrane collection.