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.
Here are ten country songs that I think don't suck. Grab a PBR and get listenin'! (Seriously, don't get a PBR. They're nasty. Try a Rolling Rock instead?)
Eva Cassidy, was a little known American singer and musician who became popular around the world after her death. Learn more about her and her music. Eva's beautiful voice will captivate you.
Greatest hippie songs from the 60's and 70's that convey the feelings and politics through its iconic music. With videos of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, The Beatles, Cat Stevens and more.
As K-Pop ramps up for a worldwide popularity explosion, you'll want to be on the cutting edge. Here are 10 K-Pop boy bands you should know about.
A wee bit of history regarding pub music and drinking songs, from Ireland, Scotland, England, and even the United States.
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 BTS member, J-hope (Jung Hoseok) and the things you should know about the sunshine vitamin of the group.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Here’s the list of top 10 most popular K-Pop boy groups, the boy bands who are currently making the best K-Pop songs!
"Demonicon" is the latest full length release from HAIDUK, a one man black/death metal project from Canada.
The Blues is alive! There is a great energy, and diversity of styles within the modern blues genre. That is demonstrated by these ten brilliant, but very different, contemporary blues artists.
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.
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
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, & more.
There was something really magical happening with music in the 60s and early 70s. Psychedelic Rock music gave voice to the dreams of an idealistic, if unrealistic generation.
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.
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.
Find out the most handsome, most popular, most successful, and most talented maknae (youngest member) of K-Pop boy groups!
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.
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.
Wondering exactly what a minuet and trio might be? Find out where the musical form originates, what a trio really is, and how the whole thing is put together.
These female idols are popular for being the best rappers of their group. Find out our talented queens of rap in the world of K-pop music.
"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.
Country music may have a love-hate relationship with technology, but this big world keeps changing & country music can't help but reflect it. Here are 15 songs that tell the story of innovation.
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.
These Swedish sleaze merchants morphed from a generic glam-to-the-max band into a high tech, industrial-rock combo over the course of their three studio albums.
This article suggests a list of the 10 Best California Rock Bands of All Time. Each band must have started its career in California and be known primarily as a rock and roll band.
Kendrick is one of the latest generation's most prominent voices. If you like the Top Dawg emcee's catalog, you may enjoy these rappers who all bear some type of sonic resemblance to Kendrick Lamar.
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.
The popularity of K-Pop is tremendously 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.
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.
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?
Here's a list of the most successful and best-selling Kpop male and female groups ever (as of 2016).
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.
The Ars Nova period in music history began in 14th century France and would lay the groundwork for modern music notation.
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 is all about one of the Beatles most covered songs 'Blackbird' Here are some of the best cover versions of it with accompanying videos.
Ember's Fall's second album is a heavy-hitting EP reminiscent of early 2000s Massachusetts-area metalcore.
These male K-Pop idols are not just handsome, but can be pretty and beautiful as well. Find out who they are!
The charts are filled with music by so called one-hit wonders, a surprising number of which went all the way to number one.
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.
Japan's metal scene only truly began to pick up steam after Loudness' debut in 1981. This article discusses 10 instances of Japanese bands playing heavy metal, or very close to it, in 1980 or earlier.
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.
A list of 14 great Italian Indie Rock bands . Presenting the lighter side of Italian guitar-fuelled rock. Here you will find a chaotic melange of Pop, Rock, Punk, Grunge, Garage and whatever else.
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.
Twisted Sister's Dee Snider struck out on his own in 1992 with a new band called Widowmaker. Their debut "Blood and Bullets" never caught on but it qualifies as a great Forgotten Hard Rock Album.
Kenneth McKellar was a popular tenor known for his beautiful interpretation of Scottish vocal music. He died in 2010, but his music lives on in many recordings.
Nirvana is the name of one of the most famous and influential rock bands of the 20th Century. The band is famous for its grunge and punk sound, heavy drums, interesting riffs and poetic lyrics. The band consisted of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist...
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.
It's one of the "princes of punk"'s biggest hits, but what exactly are blink-182 singing about in "I Miss You"?
The '90s was a productive decade for music that produced many great artist and bands across vast genres, including alternative music.
This is an analysis for Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video. A hub about the meaning in Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video; analysis in Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video; Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video meaning.
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.
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
This article is an in-depth biography of the career of Mike Bloomfield, one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time.
Canadian thrashers Piledriver released two albums in the mid '80s and then disappeared. Here's a look back at the mysterious band's cult classic debut, 1985's "Metal Inquisition."
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.
This article is a countdown of the 50 most important, successful, and influential Japanese metal bands of all time.
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.
Beau Nasty was a "one and done" hair metal band whose lone album, 1989's DIRTY BUT WELL DRESSED is not only a decent listen, but a sought-after collectible too.
15 of the very best Scottish Punk Rock bands. Raw, vicious and even chart superstars with uncompromising lyrics, loud music and hard-core principles from the Caledonian crews of rasping guitar.
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.
England has a rich collection of traditional folk songs. This article includes performances of four songs and describes the interesting background of the music.
Composers inspired by the sea. Britten, Wagner, Debussy, Elgar, Delius, Ravel, Alkan and Mendelssohn all wrote with the sea in mind amid storms, calm seas, the waves and from the sea shore.
Billed as "Black Sabbath Featuring Tony Iommi," 1986's "Seventh Star" album is one of the most misunderstood records in the Sabbath catalog.
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.
A look at one of the greatest music videos of all time: Johnny Cash: "Hurt". Includes interview clips with Rick Rubin, Trent Reznor, and Mark Romanek, who all played a part in putting together this incredibly moving and unforgettable piece of work.
Rob Halford abruptly left Judas Priest in the early 1990s and formed a new, grittier heavy metal band called Fight.
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!
Deep house (not electronic or progressive) began in the early 80s and combines elements of Chicago house with jazz and soul music. These artists, like Huxley and Scuba, have an underground following.
UK Garage is one of the UK's best-loved genres of dance music. The top 10 UK garage songs, featuring artists such as Disclosure, T2, Double 99, and many more.
Famous Russian Composers of Classical Music - Historical biographies and videos to showcase the music of Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and others.
This article provides excerpts and details from five of the meanest, harshest, and the most unsympathetic reviews of Classical composers that are viewed as geniuses today.
Exile was a two-edged sword for the South African musicians who left their homeland for the freedom of Europe and the United States. This is a selection of some of the finest albums to come out of the greaat South African jazz diaspora
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.
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.
Jimmy MacCarthy is a leading Irish songwriter. He creates contemporary folk songs that often contain interesting imagery that can be interpreted in several ways.
Complete guitar lesson of the jazz standard, Misty song. CHORD CHART, MELODY, GUITAR MODES BREAKDOWN, CHORD-MELODY ARRANGEMENT. HIGH QUALITY, ACCURATE transcriptions (with tab), and videos.
KISS' 1998 album "Psycho Circus" was the first new studio album in almost twenty years by the reunited original band... but did it live up to the hype?
Read about great female pianists, Kathryn Stott, Mitsuko Uchida, Angela Hewitt, Maria Joao Pires, Marta Argerich, Alicia de Larrocha and some wonderful pianists from a bygone age like Lili Kraus.
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.
These male idols are popular for being the best rappers of their group. Find out the boys who are talented rappers in the world of K-pop music.
According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Revised Edition 2006) jazz is "a type of music of Black American origin characterised by improvisation, syncopation, and a regular rhythm, and typically played on brass and woodwind instruments" and the origin of the word itself is given as "early 20th Century: of unknown origin."