Articles by Jeanette Leech
Best Stevie Nicks Songs: 20 Solo Classics From The Wild Heart Of Rock
Mercurial and majestic, the best Stevie Nicks songs prove she was a singer with plenty to offer beyond Fleetwood Mac.
‘Miss E… So Addictive’: Behind Missy Elliott’s Habit-Forming Third Album
Missy Elliott’s third album, ‘Miss E… So Addictive’, all but demands repeat use. ‘My music could be a substitute for a drug,’ Elliott said.
Rooms On Fire: The Story Behind Stevie Nicks’ Blazing Love Song
Documenting a short-lived but white-hot love affair, Rooms On Fire burns with all the intensity of the best Stevie Nicks songs.
‘from the choirgirl hotel’: How Tori Amos Checked In To A New Creative Place
Born from a deep grief, Tori Amos’ ‘from the choirgirl hotel album’ marked a creative evolution .
Respect: The Story Behind Aretha Franklin’s Song For Empowerment
Originally recorded by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin turned the song Respect into ‘one of the battle cries of the civil-rights movement’.
Best Lizzo Songs: 20 Juiced-Up Bangers
Full of positivity, beauty and joy, the best Lizzo songs carry crucial messages for everyone: we’ve all got the juice!
‘True Romance’: Why We Still Love Charli XCX’s Debut Album
Charli XCX’s debut album, ‘True Romance’, brought a pop maverick to the world, and marked the start of an enduring love affair with her fans.
‘Invasion Of Privacy’: How Cardi B’s Debut Album Changed The Game
Unashamedly honest and startlingly inventive, Cardi B’s debut album, ‘Invasion Of Privacy’, smashed through glass ceilings in pop and hip-hop.
Best Chaka Khan Songs: 10 Unstoppable Funk Belters
Connecting the past and future of Black music, the best Chaka Khan songs stride from empowering anthems to straight-up floor-fillers.
Songwriters Who Are Poets: 20 Musicians Whose Lyrics Are High Art
As these songwriters who are poets have shown, lyrics can stand apart from music to be recognised as creative works in their own right.
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