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20 Best R&B Albums of 2014

December 15, 2014

R&B in 2014 was rife with breathy, spellbinding debuts and breathless, gonzo reinventions, from the mesmerizing coos of FKA Twigs and Tinashe to the fearless travelogues of Mary J. Blige (who went to London) and Prince (who went to Mars). Old favorites...

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20 Biggest, Boldest Comebacks of 2014

December 11, 2014

Looking back on the year gone by, it's tempting to celebrate the emerging trends, fresh faces and new ideas that shaped the past 12 months. But for a moment, let's also tip our cap to the old — the wily veterans who had been gone too long or seemingly...

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Prince's 15 Best Post-Eighties Deep Cuts

February 27, 2014

Very few artists can have an unimpeachable year; Prince almost had a perfect decade. From 1980, when he unleashed Dirty Mind, his masterpiece of funky new wave, to 1988's gorgeously dense Lovesexy, Prince Rogers Nelson put together an arguably...

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100 Best Singles of 1984: Pop's Greatest Year

September 17, 2014

From Prince to Madonna to Michael Jackson to Bruce Springsteen to Cyndi Lauper, 1984 was the year that pop stood tallest. New Wave, R&B, hip-hop, mascara'd hard rock and "Weird Al" Yankovic all crossed paths on the charts while a post-"Billie...

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25 Boldest Career Moves in Music

March 18, 2011

From the very beginning of rock & roll musicians have made shocking career moves – from marrying their cousins to shaving their heads in front of hundreds of flashing cameras. Here's a look at the 25 boldest ones of all time. By Andy Green...

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