Slipknot’s boundary-pushing second album Iowa changed the trajectory of heavy music 20 years ago. Its influence rings through many corners of the metal scene.
How do we explain 1970 America’s intense ’50s nostalgia, which took off around the time of the Paris Peace Accords and the end of the military draft?
When Jessica Simpson tried to shift gears once her reality show ended, the public preferred Simpson as a TV personality more than as a pop singer.
J Dilla’s The Shining debuted 15 years ago and remains an essential collaborative effort between the master producer and his favorite rappers.
The Comfort Zone was the peak of Vanessa Williams’ pop music career, and the moment she crossed over into superstardom 30 years ago.
At only 17, Michelle Branch created The Spirit Room, an album that perfectly balances an indie approach with mainstream-friendly songwriting.
Dolly Parton’s final work with Porter Wagoner, All I Can Do released 45 years ago, would provide her with an important path toward countrypolitan Nash Vegas.
The hits on Pretenders II outweigh misses, and as the last recording of the Pretenders’ original lineup, the LP documents them at the height of their powers.
If Stoney End was Barbra Streisand’s Laura Nyro project, then Barbra Joan Streisand was her Carole King project. Fifty years later, it offers fascinating insight.