The sophomore album can be the do-or-die proving ground for bands and artists looking to have long, successful careers. Here are the Top 10 Second Albums, according to Ultimate Classic Rock:
Hand claps can make or break a song. A well-placed set of claps can carry a tune into an entirely different stratosphere if timed correctly. They can also sound like a clumsy attempt to overstep the basic beat laid out by the drummer if they don't hit it just right
It's tough separating Talking Heads' lyrics from their music. After all, they were famous for their innovative use of rhythm, and brought African and other musical ideas from around the world long before Paul Simon and other pop stars got there. But even as they became global-music stars, slipping polyr
It's easy to think of rock stars as iconic figures who can do no wrong. That's because we see all of their well-documented successes in retrospect, seeing how each one in turn led to the creation of their legends
There are many mother songs written by classic rockers, and -- how do we put this gently? -- some, but definitely not all of them present the most healthy, balanced perspective on parent-children relationships
This pictorial list of the Top 10 Gatefold Album Sleeves shows just what we lost when we let CDs take over for vinyl albums back in the '80s.
Billy Joel's extensive catalog is filled with all kinds of songs: character studies, narrative-driven portraits, silly love song, serious love songs, political statements and songs about what it was like to grow up on Long Island in the late-'50s and early-'60s. But the Top 10 Billy Joel Lyrics reveal more about New Yorke