Featuring ten original songs and twenty-two score pieces, including the critically acclaimed song "Let It Go” performed by Idina Menzel, the soundtrack album to Disney’s 2013 smash-hit film has sold over 10 million copies worldwide!
Few bands embodied the pure excess of the ‘70s like Queen. Embracing the exaggerated pomp of prog-rock and heavy metal, as well as vaudevillian music hall, the British quartet delved deeply into camp and bombast, creating a huge, mock-operatic sound with layered guitars and overdubbed vocals. Celebrate with them today!
Siouxsie and the Banshees were among the longest-lived and most successful acts to emerge from the London punk community; over the course of a career that lasted two decades, they evolved from an abrasive, primitive art punk band into a stylish, sophisticated unit that even notched 18 Top 40 hits and 9 Top 20 albums.
N.W.A, the unapologetically violent and sexist pioneers of gangsta rap, are in many ways the most notorious group in the history of rap. Emerging in the late ‘80s, revolutionary and socially aware, N.W.A capitalised on Public Enemy’s sonic breakthrough while ignoring their message. Instead the five-piece crew celebrated the violence and hedonism of the criminal life, capturing it all in blunt, harsh language.
At a time when pop was dominated by dance music and pop-metal, Guns N Roses brought raw ugly rock and roll crashing back to the charts. They were ugly, misogynistic, and violent; they were also funny, vulnerable and occasionally sensitive, as their breakthrough hit, ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, showed. Get your Rock on today!
By the time the Rolling Stones started calling themselves the greatest rock and roll band in the late ‘60s, they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. As the self-consciously dangerous alternative to the bouncy Merseyside beat of the Beatles in the British invasion, the Stones had pioneered the gritty, hard-driving blues-based rock and roll that came to define hard rock.
‘Going Back Home’ is a collaborative studio album by former Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson and The Who lead vocalist Roger Daltrey, who decided to work together after meeting at an awards ceremony in 2010 and quickly striking up a friendship. Click here to discover the fruits of that friendship!
While there were a number of hardcore and punk bands in the U.S. during the early ‘80s, R.E.M brought guitar pop back into the underground lexicon. Combining ringing guitar hooks with mumbled, cryptic lyrics and a D.IY. aesthetic borrowed from post-punk, the band simultaneously sounded traditional and modern. Find out what made them so special here.