In the early days of hip-hop, female rappers were essential to the genre’s biology, unapologetically detailing their experiences of the world they lived in.
With their classic line-up in place, Megadeth unleashed one of the greatest thrash metal albums of all time.
One of the most pervasive hits of 90s alt-rock, Live’s ‘Lightning Crashes’ launched the band to fame and struck a sensitive collective nerve.
With ‘Pinkerton,’ a disillusioned Rivers Cuomo steered Weezer to its most essential album, but the band would never be the same afterwards.
Aggressive and ultra-confident, ‘Nothing Was The Same’ is arguably Drake’s most consistently thrilling album, more than living up to its title.
Roy Orbison’s final MGM album, ‘Milestones’ is a curio containing masterful readings of Bee Gees’ ‘Words’ and a Big O take on country-rock.
‘Wide Prairie’ was recorded over several decades and serves as a testament to Linda McCartney’s singing and songwriting abilities.
Hip-hop in Nigeria has intermingled with afrobeats, reggae, R&B, and more with some thrilling results. Here are a few highlights.
The album made a modest start, but turned into a defining record for the seminal Seattle band and for rock itself.
'Money For Nothing' enjoyed a three-week reign as the band's only American No.1 single.
Two musical worlds came together in Purple's epic 1969 live recording.
The band's eighth studio album hit the US Top 40 and went gold in the UK.
The Norman Whitfield-Eddie Holland song became the third of four consecutive R&B No.1s for the Emperors of Soul.
The classic 1960s song is also closely associated with the Four Tops, Johnny Cash & June Carter and many others.
On September 23, 1978, the Mercury single replaced the Commodores’ ‘Three Times A Lady’ at No.1 in the UK.