Backtracking

Christina Aguilera’s ‘Back To Basics’ Turns 10: Backtracking

Katherine Barner | August 9, 2016 - 8:30 am

We take a look back at the moment Xtina gave way to Baby Jane. More »


Nelly Furtado’s ‘Loose’ Turns 10: Backtracking

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

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


Madonna's "Bedtime Stories" Turns 20
Time to take a bow and get back into Madgesty's iconic 1994 album.
Madonna's 'Ray Of Light' Turns 15
We shine the spotlight on Madonna's Grammy-winning masterpiece.
Madonna's 'Erotica' Turns 20
Grab your ball gag and the riding crop and star moaning, kids — it's sex time!

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

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

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



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

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

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


In Defense Of Coldplay’s ‘X&Y’

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

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


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

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

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



TLC’s ‘CrazySexyCool’ Turns 20: Backtracking

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

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 WikipediaMore »


Madonna’s “Bedtime Stories” Turns 20: Backtracking

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

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… More »


Christina Aguilera’s Debut Album Turns 15: Backtracking

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

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… More »



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

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

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,… More »


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

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

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… More »


Beastie Boys’ ‘Ill Communication’ Turns 20: Backtracking

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

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… More »



Backstreet Boys’ ‘Millennium’ Turns 15: Backtracking

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

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… More »


Usher’s ‘Confessions’ Turns 10: Backtracking

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

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… More »


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

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

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 SlimMore »



TLC’s ‘FanMail’ Turns 15: Backtracking

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

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… More »


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

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

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… More »


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