For their fourth album, U2 channeled deeper aspects of both America and their native Ireland. It proved one of their most interesting.
There’s an intriguing (and far richer) backstory to that music you might hear in your local yoga studio. A new compilation sheds light on the complex influences rooted in Japan.
Bryan Ferry’s smooth vocals for Roxy Music were a powerful counterweight to the era’s screechier hard-rock sound.
Brian Eno, Pulp, and Underworld are a few of the musical artists behind the vibe of Danny Boyle’s heroin-and-hustle film set in working-class Scotland. Oh, and Ewan McGregor helped some, too!
Coldplay tapped Brian Eno to help them channel the changing “alt-rock” landscape. “Viva La Vida” combined ambient sound with fervid hooks, and resulted in one of the biggest albums of the ‘00s. And turned Coldplay into one of the biggest bands of the era.