Backtracking

Nelly Furtado’s ‘Loose’ Turns 10: Backtracking

We take a look back at one of the most surprising and successful transformations in modern pop music.

Jordan Simon | June 20, 2016 - 9:30 am

Alicia Keys’ ‘Songs In A Minor’ Turns 15: Backtracking

We take a look back at the singer’s debut album.

Jordan Simon | June 5, 2016 - 11:00 am

Destiny’s Child’s ‘Survivor’ Turns 15: Backtracking

We take a look back at the girl group’s post-career woe comeback.

Jordan Simon | May 2, 2016 - 8:23 am

Pink’s Album ‘I’m Not Dead’ Turns 10: Backtracking

Let’s take a look back at the pop rebel’s 2006 comeback album.

Jordan Simon | April 4, 2016 - 8:31 am

Madonna’s ‘Confessions On A Dance Floor’ Turns 10: Backtracking

Ten years ago, Madonna released her strobe-ready New Millennium masterpiece.

Stephen Sears | November 11, 2015 - 8:15 am

Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Turns 20: Backtracking

The iconic album may be showing its age, but it’s still essential.

Carl Williott | June 12, 2015 - 6:00 am

In Defense Of Coldplay’s ‘X&Y’

Ten years later, Coldplay’s third album is better than you remember.

Carl Williott | June 5, 2015 - 6:00 am

*NSYNC’s ‘No Strings Attached’ Turns 15: Backtracking

We take a look back at one of the biggest modern pop albums of our generation!

Bianca Gracie | March 20, 2015 - 9:23 am

TLC’s ‘CrazySexyCool’ Turns 20: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.
The point of TLC’s sophomore album, CrazySexyCool, wasn’t to reintroduce T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli as personae by way of Spice Girls, despite what Wikipedia

Christina Lee | November 17, 2014 - 6:05 am

Madonna’s “Bedtime Stories” Turns 20: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

Throughout her extensive career, Madonna (a.k.a. The Queen of Pop) has worn many, quite controversial hats. Whether it be a girly-girl…

Bianca Gracie | October 24, 2014 - 6:00 am

Christina Aguilera’s Debut Album Turns 15: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

1999: the year when pop music ruled the world. From the United States to the UK, the genre was inescapable on music charts, televisions shows, the…

Bianca Gracie | August 25, 2014 - 6:26 am

Destiny’s Child’s ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’ Turns 15: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

With the tremendous success of TLC and the Spice Girls in the mid-’90s, girl groups from all around the world began popping up like wildfire! Sure,…

Bianca Gracie | July 28, 2014 - 5:45 am

Jennifer Lopez’s ‘On the 6′ Turns 15: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

By 1999, Jennifer Lopez knew how it felt to face a crowd of thousands. But that crowd wasn’t hers – it belonged to Selena, the…

Christina Lee | June 2, 2014 - 5:30 am

Beastie Boys’ ‘Ill Communication’ Turns 20: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

Even Ken Jennings looked stumped. On May 14, Jeopardy! featured a category titled “The 1990s Rap Song.” And to the surprise of no one, Jennings…

Christina Lee | May 23, 2014 - 5:30 am

Backstreet Boys’ ‘Millennium’ Turns 15: Backtracking

Barring the whole Y2K-will-kill-us-all thing, the turn of the century was a great time to be a teen. There was something exciting and a little scary about being so conspicuously young at a time when the world was getting so conspicuously old. Fin de siècle fears didn’t stand a chance, however, against the unstoppable forward…

Jonathan Riggs | May 16, 2014 - 5:30 am

Usher’s ‘Confessions’ Turns 10: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

There’s a scene in Eminem’s semi-biographical film 8 Mile, where he’s about to deliver his final battle rap, preparing for his opponent to air out…

Kathy Iandoli | March 24, 2014 - 7:10 am

Eminem’s ‘The Slim Shady LP’ Turns 15: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

Looking around today’s popular music landscape for a corollary to the kind of once-in-a-generation controversial shitstorm Eminem whipped up with his 1999 breakthrough record The Slim

Patrick Bowman | February 24, 2014 - 5:29 am

TLC’s ‘FanMail’ Turns 15: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

1999 was undoubtedly the year of the bubblegum pop takeover, headed by Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys and a shipload of European importsBut it was also the year TLC sliced…

Bianca Gracie | February 21, 2014 - 5:30 am

Kanye West’s ‘The College Dropout’ Turns 10: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

“I’m the funny version of Dead Prez.” That’s Kanye West giving an amazingly succinct and accurate summary of his career during an interview. Without a timestamp…

Patrick Bowman | February 10, 2014 - 5:05 am

Scissor Sisters’ Debut Album Turns 10, Babydaddy Discusses: Backtracking

“Another kind of love.” A passing phrase in “Better Luck Next Time,” one of eleven tracks on Scissor Sisters’ multimillion-selling debut album. Another kind of love is what the band brought to pop culture in 2004. Stories of club life, sex, freedom… taking your mother on the town to get her “jacked up on some…

Stephen Sears | February 3, 2014 - 5:39 am
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