Posts tagged "Backtracking"

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

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

By: Bianca Gracie / March 20, 2015

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

By: Christina Lee / November 17, 2014

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…

By: Bianca Gracie / October 24, 2014

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…

By: Bianca Gracie / August 25, 2014

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,…

By: Bianca Gracie / July 28, 2014

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…

By: Christina Lee / June 2, 2014

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, Jenning…

By: Christina Lee / May 23, 2014

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…

By: Jonathan Riggs / May 16, 2014

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…

By: Kathy Iandoli / March 24, 2014

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

By: Patrick Bowman / February 24, 2014

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…

By: Bianca Gracie / February 21, 2014

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 timestam…

By: Patrick Bowman / February 10, 2014

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…

By: Stephen Sears / February 3, 2014

Britney Spears’ ‘…Baby One More Time’ Turns 15: 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.

This is a story about a girl named Britney.

Picture it: the late ’90s. The (mostly male) bombast of hair metal and grunge ha…

By: Jonathan Riggs / January 10, 2014

Britney Spears’ ‘In The Zone’ Turns 10: 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.

If ever you actually want to see Britney in the zone, just watch In The Zone And Out All Night.

It’s an underrated MTV…

By: Bradley Stern / November 18, 2013

Jay Z’s ‘The Black Album’ 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.

Back in 2003, when Kanye West was about to transition from in-demand producer to breakout rapper and Eminem‘s year of Eminem Show-“Lose Yourself” dominance finally faded into the…

By: Bianca Gracie / November 14, 2013

Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Very’ 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.

By 1993, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe had finally established themselves as a touring act, experienced commercial highs (four chart-topping singles in their home country of…

By: Robbie Daw / September 27, 2013

OutKast’s ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ 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.

After the jewelry flossingshiny suit-wearing era that was the late ’90s, the early 2000s saw hip-hop take a more hardcore turn. 2003 was the year of…

By: Bianca Gracie / September 23, 2013

Lauryn Hill’s ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ Turns 15: 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 year 1998 was a weird one for hip hop, but it was all building up to that period. We were still mourning the deaths of…

By: Kathy Iandoli / August 26, 2013

Hilary Duff’s ‘Metamorphosis’ Turns 10: 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.

Some albums become iconic because they shaped the sound of an era; others are so critically lauded that they become immortalized in music history. Neither of…

By: Sam Lansky / August 26, 2013
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