After Bob Dylan won the Nobel and pop songs are the new poetry, what other songwriters and artists are worthy of the award?
The music world is full of talented multi-instrumentalists, and the best one-man bands have a unique vision that only they can achieve, alone in the studio.
DIY venues are deeply loved, but not always preserved. These 10 venues have been essential incubators for punk, hip-hop and electronica DIY scenes the world over.
From a 50s-era guitar pioneer to 70s post-punk heroes of Britain's DIY scene, here are just a few DIY musicians who embodied the DIY music ethos.
Many record labels run by musicians have been little more than vanity imprints, but the most important of them have pioneered artists’ rights in the music industry.
Picking the most bizarre concept albums isn’t easy, since the most beloved concept albums are themselves pretty bizarre, but here are a few masterstrokes.
Ranked and rated, from big-band leaders to bebop pioneers and fusion futurists, uDiscover reveals a list of the 50 best jazz drummers of all time.
Albums have been recorded in some very weird places, from outer space to underwater, prisons and even a scene of a murder. Here are some of the weirdest.
The best indie record labels of all time have helped push the boundaries, drawing the mainstream into their world – and changing the face of music in the process.
From Stylophones to pool balls, the rock canon is full of odd sounds and instrumental exotica. Here are the most unusual instruments in popular music.
To celebrate Yorkshire Day, uDiscover is going one louder than the usual Top 10 and raising a glass to the Top 11 Yorkshire musicians that made a global impact.
The best reggae singers range from the soul- and gospel-influenced to unique voices that could only come from within. Here are 10 of the greatest.
International DJ and TV host Jasmine Solano is one of dancehall’s biggest champions. Here she gives uDiscover Music an exclusive introduction to dancehall.
To celebrate Bastille Day, we've picked some revolutionary French musicians who defined popular music in France
Though 7” singles often drive a rabid reggae collectors market, the best reggae vinyl can take the shape of classic albums – as this guide to 10 essential reggae LPs shows.
Whether fighting for the legalisation of cannabis or battling dark forces in politics, the best reggae protest songs spoke to their times yet continue to resonate today.