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.
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.
The best Rolling Stones 70s songs prove why the band were untouchable in a decade during which they shaped the course of rock’n’roll.
The future of jazz has always been shaped by young jazz musicians seeing new modes of expression. These 13 artists reflect the changing times they live in.
The endless romantic allure of The Great American Songbook has attracted wonderful country covers by the likes of Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson.
Funkateers, country stars and punks contributed to the best concept albums in music, proving that prog rockers didn’t entirely own the concept of concepts.
Soul covers of The Great American Songbook have added a gospel-derived power and dancefloor-driven sexiness to these timeless standards.
The best Earth Day songs range from political warnings to songs written in celebration of our planet’s beauty.
The best Cure songs reveal the remarkable breadth and depth of a group that can switch with ease from challenging, introspective music to life-affirming pop tunes.
From proto-new wave to riotous alt.rock, the best Iggy Pop songs prove that the man born James Osterberg was no stooge.
From stoner anthems to good-natured novelties, the best songs about marijuana are perfect for indulgers – or those with just a contact buzz.
The best Bond songs have been recorded by some of the greats of popular music, and hold a special place in the legacy of film soundtracks.
A guide to the 11 essential albums that anyone looking to buy John Coltrane for the first time will need to start their collection with.
The Sting and Shaggy collaboration ‘44/876’ might have taken many by surprise, but the rock icon and reggae legend have more in common than you think.
From early anarchic antics to Spike Jonze-assisted marvels, the best Beastie Boys videos are some of the most explosive in music.
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