Frank Sinatra is the vocalist and pop star by which every other is measured. If you were born after the mid-50s, it may have taken some time to get into Sinatra as the musician and not the caricature. These Essential Downloads will help you explore the work of one of the greatest singers of all time.
Sometimes classic albums get so ingrained in the culture we forget how great they really are. This week's Front-To-Back Classic albums takes a look at a record we all take for granted - Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon.
With the passage of time, Dispatch has grown up over the years. Where 2000’s Who Are We Living For? was rife with energetic ballads and protest songs, and 1997’s Bang Bang was a raucous surf party, America, Location 12 showcases a band at peace with where its members are in life.
Annie Lennox is The Voice of the 1980s. Lots of other singers lay claim to the title but in terms of innovation, boundary pushing and sheer chops, the 1980s were Lennox’ decade and we all just happened to live in it. If you weren’t born in the 80s or are unfamiliar with Annie Lennox you have some catching up to do as regards female superstar singers.
Talking Heads was unstoppable early in their career. The band released three very well-received albums back to back to back, and Remain In Light extended that streak to four.