Who are the prettiest and most talented KPOP female idols? Explore this detailed list to find out which girl is your favorite.
Rigoletto is a popular opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi. In this article I discuss the opera's history, plot, and leading characters. I also include some of its lovely music.
Billed as "Black Sabbath Featuring Tony Iommi," 1986's "Seventh Star" album is one of the most misunderstood records in the Sabbath catalog.
Jeff Buckley is probably most well-known for his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." But he also has an entire discography of equally stellar songs. Here's 10 of Jeff Buckley's best songs.
Greatest hippie songs and videos from the '60s and '70s that convey the feelings and politics of the era.
The cornett, cornetto, or zink produces a lovely sound that often resembles the human voice. It has finger holes like a recorder and a mouthpiece like a trumpet. It's popular with early music fans.
Pop, rock, country, hip hop, and R&B music are full of songs about stalkers, creepy people, and obsessive love. How many of these songs do you know?
It may be hard to believe, but Metallica's now-legendary debut album, KILL'EM ALL, will be 35 years old in 2018. Here are some memories of the first time I heard this genre-defining album.
Julie Fowlis is a popular Scottish folk singer and musician. She generally sings in Gaelic and is involved in collecting the traditional songs of the Hebrides.
This is the story about an am radio hit from 1963 called Sukiyaki that reached the top of the Billboard charts that year. This sad song has a connection to one of the worst air disasters ever.
Queensryche's split with original vocalist Geoff Tate was one of the most bizarre rock dramas in recent memory. Let's find out how it all went down and how it was resolved.
2003's "St. Anger" is considered to be Metallica's worst album. In 2015, two fans recorded their own version of the disc (with better production) in hopes that people might give it another try.
In this article I will take you through the different stylistic trends and eras of visual kei in relation to Japanese metal music.
Some Christian songs are just cool. For example, the remake of Jesus is Just Alright by DC Talk and Stomp by Kirk Franklin. These are fun songs that can really get you in a great mood.
Souling in order to receive a soul cake is a tradition from the past that was a forerunner of trick-or-treating. The lovely "Soul Cake" song has been recorded by multiple artists.
Hip-hop is more than a music genre, it is a culture that has shaped America over the past three decades. Read more to find out how hip-hop has influenced society in the United States.
While modern Japanese music is dominated by idols, very few know the name or face of the girl that began it all.
Some of the best country songs ever made are male/female duets. There is something inherently powerful about the way these songs blend both voices and perspectives to create a relatable narrative.
Make your own playlist using the best collection of done-me-wrong songs in country music. No one knows the heartache of lying, cheating, two-timing, and sweet revenge like country music does!
Bruce Dickinson shocked the Metal world when he left Iron Maiden in 1993. On 1995's THE X FACTOR, Maiden attempted to carry on with new vocalist Blaze Bayley.
Beethoven's musical output can be divided into three different periods. These are the early, middle, and late periods. Each corresponds chronologically with his life and each has its own distinct sound. Focusing on the late period this article looks at the music that Beethoven wrote that was his most ambitious, and was written while he was completely deaf.
Third Day is a great Christian rock band. Cari Jean lists her favorite Third Day songs which includes Thief, King of Glory, Creed, My Hope is You, I Need a Miracle, and more.
All current American popular musical styles, from rock to hip-hop, to bluegrass, can trace their origins to traditional African musical styles introduced by American slaves.
Do you want to play piano like Nodame, but are having trouble finding all the sheet music? Here is a collection of the featured piano music in the anime and live-action drama Nodame Cantabile.
This list covers the 10 most popular K-pop boy groups. Find out how these groups are making the best K-pop songs of 2018!
The Blues is alive! These 10 brilliant, but very different, contemporary blues artists showcase the great energy and diversity of styles within the modern blues genre.
In 1988 the avant-garde black/thrash metal band Celtic Frost released "Cold Lake" - a bizarre attempt to jump on the glam-metal band wagon. The band probably wishes this one would stay forgotten!
The great Peter Frampton has given us lots of memorable music, and most of it was played on a Gibson Les Paul. His most famous one was a gift. It was lost, but now it has been found again. Here's the rest of the story.
It seems in every genre of music, there is a type which is not mainstream and yet isn't Underground; maybe fringe, but, at any rate, defies most categories. In Rock, it seems, Grunge fits into this class: Not exactly hardcore metal and definitely...
Pitbull has managed to have a very successful career despite criticism that he isn't talented. So, how did he do it?
This is a list of my favorite popular tropical "on 1" salsa songs that are fun and exciting. I love to dance and listen to these songs! There are songs for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers
Have you heard of the ondes Martenot, the lira organizzata, theramin, barytone, arpeggione, musical saw, musical clock or glass harmonica? Unusual instruments great composers have written for.
Priests normally preach through sermons; these talented priests spoke through music. Their lives of prayer served as a wellspring of creativity.
This beloved folk song about a little boy and his imaginary dragon named Puff was released by the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963.
Paul McCartney gets back to his post-Beatles career by reissuing the first two albums by Wings in special archive editions. Marshall Fish takes a listen to the new releases of "Wild Life" and "Red Rose Speedway."
Queen's Brian May is one of the most profoundly gifted, influential, and prolific guitarists to ever grace a studio and stage. Having fully functional right and left brain hemispheres, the musician capably balances hard rock and hard science: he’s also Dr. Brian May, a world-renowned astrophysicist.
Read through the night with John Field, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Manuel de Falla, Britten, Rossini and Mozart and Schönberg. On the way visit gardens, sirens and lovers working out a painful relationship, tolling bells and evening sunsets and a bit of light entertainment fit for a soirée.
Eminem has 8 studio albums as a solo artists in his catalog. Which one is the best? Slim Shady's 8 studio albums as a solo artist - ranked in order from worst to best.
A few classical music fun facts. Maybe they will spark an interest or maybe they are just a bit of trivia to lighten your moodl
Hearing your Symphony #9, I knew I would be connected to you forever. Your abuse, deafness, genius and disappointments along with the need to be loved resonate throughout your music.
Hopsin rapidly gained viral success after releasing his "Ill mind 4," but how much do you know about Marcus? Find good Hopsin songs, artists similar to Hopsin, the story of his rise to fame, and more.
Jimmy MacCarthy is a leading Irish songwriter. He creates contemporary folk songs that often contain interesting imagery that can be interpreted in several ways.
The four members of KISS took a massive gamble when they all released solo albums on the same day in September 1978. Instead of platinum success, it was the beginning of the end for the original band.
A look at the life and career of Jani Lane, former lead singer of the '80s rock band Warrant, who passed away on August 11, 2011.
Includes embedded videos, text and translations, general remarks about each piece and specific listening guides. Learn to love Renaissance choral music (no prior knowledge required)!
A comprehensive list of the top 25 traditional Irish, Welsh, Celtic, and Scottish tunes and artists complete with song samples.
Trees can be beautiful and impressive. They have inspired the lyrics of many songs, including some lovely folk and traditional songs of England, Scotland, and Wales.
The Barber of Seville, Pagliacci, Falstaff, and A Masked Ball are popular Italian operas. In this article I include a synopsis of each opera and some of its music.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has caused much debate over who is excluded. Here is a list of 15 artists that deserve to be considered for inclusion.
Fun facts and profile of the cutest and most handsome member of BTS, V (Kim Taehyung) and why he is one of the most charming K-Pop male idols of today.
These male idols are the pride of their group for being the best vocalist. Find out who's our top 10 K-pop male vocalists from popular boy groups.
Fun facts and profile of BTS member, J-hope (Jung Hoseok) and the things you should know about the sunshine vitamin of the group.
"Infestation" was Ratt's first studio album since 1999 and their finest release since the glory days of the early 1980s. Unfortunately the reunion didn't last long.
KISS' 1981 concept album "Music From The Elder" bombed when it was first released, but developed a cult following over time. A rabid KISS fanboy will attempt to defend this still controversial album.
The State of Texas has it's own distinct kinds of country music and folk music - here are five Texas singer songwriters that changed music, and made timeless songs.
Wales is a country with a wonderful musical heritage. Folk and traditional songs are an important and enjoyable part of this heritage and of Welsh culture. The country is known internationally for its vocal music, singers, and choirs.
Man has found solace in trees, woods and forests since time immemorial. Trees are essential to life on Earth. Read about how composers have been inspired by trees: Schubert, Schumann, Verdi, Liszt, Shostakovich, Saint-Saëns, Johann Strauss II, Respighi, Roussel and Edward McDowell.
Here's a list of the most successful and best-selling Kpop male and female groups ever (as of 2016).
Read about classical music composers depicting morningtime, Ravel, Debussy, Haydn, Elgar, Roussel, Grieg and Delius all taking inspiration in different ways, from Greek classical literature and a painted ceiling to time spent on an orange plantation.
Rain is a life giver. No wonder there are so many rain gods devoted to it. Read how composers have be inspired by rain: Chopin, Debussy, Brahms, Britten, Takemitsu, Schubert, Gerard Finzi, and Hamish MacCann.
Formed in 1981, Loudness is the best known Heavy Metal band from Japan. They're mainly remembered in the U.S. for their hit "Crazy Nights," from 1985's Thunder in the East album.
This article suggests a list of the ten greatest rock bands of all time and provides a short biography of each group, as well as photos and videos.
Man has been able to create fire for at least a million years. Read about how composers of classical music have written music inspired by fire, including Debussy, Beethoven, Manuel de Falla, Shostakovich, Haydn, Prokoviev, Handel and Stravinsky.
Sergei Prokofiev was a major twentieth-century composer who has left us some beautiful music as a legacy. His compositions were often unusual for his time.
Lovely Christmas songs can be found in the early music genre and in the music of more recent times. Twelve of these songs are discussed and sung in this article.
Beethoven's musical output can be divided into three different periods. These are the early, middle, and late periods. Each corresponds chronologically with his life and each has its own distinct sound. Focusing on the middle period this article looks at the music that Beethoven wrote, that has since become his most popular.
England has a rich collection of traditional folk songs. This article includes performances of four songs and describes the interesting background of the music.
Here is a look at ten of the most beautiful movements of Beethoven's music. This article comes highly recommended to people looking to expand their listening knowledge of Beethoven's music or Classical Music in general. Video/listening examples provided.
A long time Dokken fan presents a brief history of the band and examines their extensive catalog of hard rock classics.
The Ars Nova period in music history began in 14th century France and would lay the groundwork for modern music notation.
The popularity of K-Pop is rising every day. There are many K-Pop girl groups, but the following top 10 bands are considered to be the most popular in the K-Pop world in 2018.
Samhain was the Celtic precursor of Halloween and is popular today. The old festival celebrated the last harvest of the year and the nearness of the Otherworld. Samhain songs can be an enjoyable part of modern celebrations.
Celebrate your wild side by customizing a playlist about cowboys, outlaws and dangerous women using these top rock, pop, R&B and country songs.
Madonna and Cyndi Lauper appeared on the music scene around the same time. Both were huge but their singing careers took very different paths. Why did Madonna succeed while Cyndi failed?
Warrant sensed change in the air as the Grunge Decade began, so they tried to toughen up their sound with 1992's "Dog Eat Dog" album. Was the experiment successful?
This article is an in-depth biography of the career of Mike Bloomfield, one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time.
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Do a search for “The Blues,” you will get a list of dead guys. This might lead one to believe that the The Blues is music of the past. Wrong. The Blues is alive, and so are these blues musicians.
Just like many other music fans, Kurt Cobain liked to make lists. Here is 50 albums that he felt influenced Nirvana. We will profile 8 of these albums in detail.
Die Happy was a short-lived Christian heavy metal band that rose from the ashes of the notorious Vengeance Rising. Their three-album discography still sounds pretty good today.
Kendrick and Cole are great rappers but weak poets. To be revolutionary and live up to their potential, both artists, and hip-hop at large, need to craft more relevant and directed messages.
The 1960s was an exciting but dangerous era. The Vietnam War and fight for civil rights were tearing the U.S. apart. This article suggests a meaning of "Let's Get Together" by the Youngbloods.
Live Aid, the history-making rock concert held on July 13, 1985, was held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia. Many of the world's most famous and popular stars were there, and I was backstage. Here is the story.
What is the meaning of Dark Side of the Moon? What are the themes and ideas that thematically unite Pink Floyd's timeless album together? The exploration starts here.
Find out the most handsome, most popular, most successful, and most talented maknae (youngest member) of K-Pop boy groups!
This article provides a list of facts and trivia regarding the life of rock and roll guitarist Jimi Hendrix. It also tries to answer the question: How did Jimi Hendrix die?
Legendary metal screamer Rob Halford of Judas Priest fame threw his fans a curve ball in 2009 when he released a surprisingly effective Christmas album.
All of us have encountered storms of one sort or another in our lives. Unsurprisingly, composers have written music to conjure them up. Read how Haydn, Johann Strauss II, Khachaturian, Beethoven, Berlioz and Britten have found inspiration from storms in their music.