2015 is the year of the music doc. Here are our top four picks to get the party started.
Sometimes we watch music documentaries because we didn’t get a chance to see a beloved band live (it’s part of our unwritten fan contract); sometimes we watch to learn everything about them. (It’s in the “music buff” job description.) But the best music docs are the ones that have an incredible tale to tell (whether or not you’ve ever heard of the band).
More than 1,500 documentaries are being released this year (according to IMDb), and music is the subject of a lot of them. Critics are already adding the upcoming Nina Simone, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse biopics to their must-see lists, so 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the music doc. Here are some of the best musical stories from the past few years to get you started.