At the end of the 70s, ‘Setting Sons’ established The Jam as one of the most prolific – and insightful – bands of the decade.
To celebrate a remarkable, decades-spanning career, we revisit 10 of R.E.M.’s best videos, with exclusive, in-depth commentary from the directors.
This Christmas’ best indie music gifts are an embarrassment of riches for anyone still living the dreamy optimism of the 90s and early 00s.
The versatile and much-acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter's tour concludes with two shows at London's Eventim Apollo.
For the perfect soundtrack to a bluesy little Christmas, our playlist of the best Christmas blues songs has everything you need, from King to Clapton.
The best blues music gifts this year include supercharged takes on the classic blues tradition, plus the Stones, Clapton and more doing what they do best.
Jones and Tweedy previously collaborated on 'A Song With No Name', released by Blue Note in September.
The album that “changed everything for The Rolling Stones”, ‘Beggars Banquet’ marked the start of a period of musical creativity and excellence for the band.
The track evoked the Summer of Love of a few months earlier and made lyrical reference to The Beatles.
'Catch Bull At Four' became the only Cat Stevens album to top the American charts.
Reviewing the 18 unearthed tracks recorded 1964-68 and now released as 'Glen Campbell Sings For The King.'
The new album features 18 recently unearthed and unreleased tracks from the recordings that Campbell made for Elvis between 1964 and 1968.
'Your Cheatin' Heart,' Hank's posthumous country No. 1 of 1953, got a soulful makeover from The Genius.
There are Christmas songs… and then there are the best Christmas country songs, as featured on the Country Christmas playlist, reliable as the Opry itself.
Modern-day stars such as Keith Urban and Brad Paisley paid tribute to the much-loved country figurehead.
This Christmas’ best country music gifts include never-before-heard songs by the Rhinestone Cowboy, and some new upstarts showing us how it’s done.
The electronic duo also recently released the accompanying dystopian music video, featuring a group of AI robots who rebel against their masters to hit the dance floor.
Recorded across six gigs, Tangerine Dream’s ‘Poland’ was released in November 1984 and acknowledged the band’s past while offering glimpses of the future.
The video was directed by Dom&Nic, previously responsible for Chemical Brothers videos including 'Block Rockin' Beats' and 'Setting Sun'.
Robyn has expanded her tour dates to include 11 European shows, in addition to her massive run of American dates to perform her new album 'Honey'.
The writer-guitarist discusses his ninth solo studio album, a record on which he reaches well beyond the folk-roots base of his latter-day work.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cray from the artists’ original intentions.
Erudite, unafraid of asking the big questions, and ever evolving to follow her creative muse, Laura Marling is the natural successor to Joni Mitchell.
Drawing upon an array of styles, ‘Grace And Danger’ was a cathartic, sometimes painfully intimate exploration of the breakdown of John Martyn’s marriage.
Whether you’re looking for old-school beats or this generation’s cultural game-changers, the best hip-hop music gifts have everything you need.
Through sampling, hip-hop has the power to bring old music to new years, helping music to evolve while paying respects to the artists that came before.
Hip-hop has always been politically charged, but with racial and social divisions becoming ever more fractured, conscious hip-hop is making a return.
With a meticulous focus on every aspect of its creation, ‘Take Care’ found Drake laying the blueprint for hip-hop in the 2010s.
Breathing new life into songs we’ve heard many times before, the Have Yourself A Jazz Christmas playlist features the best jazz Christmas songs out there.
In 1985, 'The Legend Of Billie Holiday' put the great singer's name on the UK LP chart for the first time.
This is a blues album which jazz lovers may also love; John Mayall’s ‘The Turning Point’, from 1969, is well worth rediscovering.
The revered soul-jazz artist's long-unavailable 1969 album gets a vinyl revival via Verve/UMe.
Who doesn’t have a big, red, glowing soft spot for the best Christmas pop songs? Here’s a run down of the Christmas crackers you can’t do without.
Perry previously released a holiday song back in 2015 called ‘Every Day Is A Holiday’ in conjunction with retailers H&M.
Ariana Grande continues her hit parade, snagging her first ever No.1 solo hit on the Billboard 100 with her new breakup anthem, ‘Thank U, Next’.
There will be no better pop album in 2017 than Taylor Swift’s bold and confrontational Reputation: yet another peak in a career that just keeps rising.
1974's 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway,' seen by many Genesis fans as their finest hour, played a huge part in making the group the progressive rock legends they became.
Capturing where Rush’s heads were at in 1978, ‘Hemispheres’ marks a pivotal point in the history of the groundbreaking Canadian trio.
The band's classic sixth album from 1978 reappears in multiple formats with countless extras.
Seven final names are added to the bill for the February 2019 excursion.
Stars such as Dave Grohl and Lady Gaga have also played their part by providing food and supplies for both people affected by the blaze and the fire crews.
From juggernaut Metallica releases to chilling returns from Nine Inch Nails, this year’s best heavy metal music gifts are ear-shatteringly essential.
With his second album, ‘The Sinister Urge’, Rob Zombie upped the ante, unleashing the closest thing he has to a straight-up party record.
This will mark the first time Megadeth will join Osbourne for a full tour, although they have performed together previously at Ozzfest and other festivals.
Supercharging punk with hardcore speed and bratty humour, the likes of Blink-182, Sum 41 and Green Day took skate-punk into the mainstream in the 90s.
With a primal power that still through loud and clear, Siouxsie And The Banshees’ debut album, ‘The Scream’, remains one of post-punk’s landmark releases.
Sex Pistols’ incendiary debut album, ‘’Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols‘’, has lost none of its fury, nor its ability to inspire.
Always at odds with their peers, with All Mod Cons The Jam revealed themselves to be one of the most exciting – and enduring – British groups of the 70s.
The new release marks the 2-Tone legends' first release with original vocalist Terry Hall since 1981.
Produced by the band with Island Records boss Chris Blackwell, it was the album that featured both ‘Lively Up Yourself’ and the original ‘No Woman, No Cry.’
The album made the UK Top 10 and is now widely regarded as one of British reggae's most essential releases.
The light-hearted video is set in Miami and inspired by the hilarity and hijinks of classic buddy-cop TV shows and films.
A psycho-sexual drama charting obsession and a descent into madness, ‘L’Homme À Tête De Chou’ remains one of Serge Gainsbourg’s finest concept albums.
'Brainwashed', a musically varied album, full of gems, was George Harrison's 12th and final album.
With their third album, ‘Day & Age’, The Killers leaned “a little more on the pop end of things” and came out with their third multi-platinum smash.
"I felt that The Who ought to make, if you like, a last album," Pete Townshend told the NME of the new release.
Another of Chuck Berry's set texts of rock 'n' roll was making its presence felt on 18 November 1957.
The pinnacle of Louis Prima’s career, his 1956 album, The Wildest!, blended jazz chops with danceable grooves, and became an influence on Elvis Presley.
As a 19-year-old in 1957, Toussaint was asked to sound like the star he had grown up listening to.
Fuller and his group's version of 'I Fought The Law' is a classic rock 'n' roll record, but always risks being upstaged by the macabre circumstances of his death.
The world’s most famous mouse made his big-screen debut with ‘Steamboat Willie’, marking the point at which Mickey Mouse music first entered pop culture.
Galaxy’s Edge is a themed park dedicated to the film series which will open at both Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.
'Creed II', the latest installment in the legendary Rocky saga - starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone.
Neil Diamond’s experience starring in ‘The Jazz Singer’ might have convinced him to follow his music, but it also resulted in a classic hit soundtrack album.