Ahead of his 105th birthday, a starter's kit of the jazz icon's best offerings.
Dive into the massive discography of the Louisiana metal band.
A first-timer's guide to the music of one of the avant garde's greatest vocalists.
A compilation of some of the best moments from the prolific noise artist's lengthy career.
A four-part series of entry points into the Japanese band's catalog.
Find out where to begin with this complicated, art-damaged and short-lived genre.
Dive into what makes the eccentric metal mastermind such a fascinating figure.
A series of entry points into the Providence, Rhode Island duo's noisy, chaotic catalog.
An introduction to the Canadian sci-fi thrash metal band.
A semi-caustic window into the brilliantly twisted world of Richard James.
A first-timer's entry points into the complex realm of singer/songwriter Bill Callahan.
A first timer's path to entering the complex and abstract world of this Glasgow-based post-rock outfit.
Five essential steps to hearing the Japanese metal titans.
Our new feature — focusing on entry points for bands with complex catalogs — kicks off with the mighty Swans.