The Genius Of… Lost Souls by Doves

20 years ago, three Mancunians coming down from a stalled dance-music career crafted a downbeat album in a windowless room that sparked a vital new direction for guitar music.

The Big Listen: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Reunions

Grammy-winning guitar star overcomes adversity on mature and expansive seventh studio album.

​The Genius Of… Keep It Hid by Dan Auerbach

Our series on underrated and classic guitar albums continues with the The Black Keys man’s superb debut solo that is both of those things and more besides.

The Big Listen: Mark Lanegan – Straight Songs Of Sorrow

Former Screaming Trees frontman reflects on his own mortality with companion album to his turbulent memoir.

The Genius Of… Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol

Interpol’s dark-hearted indie-rock classic pulsates with great basslines and guitar interplay, here’s why you should give it a spin.

The Big Listen: Diet Cig – Do You Wonder About Me?

New York duo grow up on sophomore album of heartfelt pop-punk anthems to fall in love with.

The Genius Of… Solid Air by John Martyn

John Martyn’s 1973 album Solid Air is an undisputed classic. As guitarists, why should we care about it?

The Big Listen: Brendan Benson – Dear Life

Deft power-pop songwriter returns with his first collection of solo material since 2013 – and he's in a very good mood indeed.