Janet Jackson’s 20 Y.O. became emblematic of the excesses of sexism, misogyny, and racism when looking at the reach of powerful, successful white men.
Even as Unbroken remains some of Demi Lovato’s best work, the artist would come to outgrow the sounds they experimented with on their third album.
A smart, loving paean to 1980s dance-pop, post-disco, synthpop, and pop-funk, Mariah Carey’s Glitter is a brilliant work of genius released 20 years ago.
What The Force Behind the Power did, more than any other album, is re-establish Diana Ross as a major global recording star 30 years ago.
Why Do Fools Fall in Love started Diana Ross’ tenure at RCA with a considerable commercial bang after she left Motown Records in a bid for musical independence.
R.E.M.’s New Adventures in Hi-Fi was released 25 years ago and was a deviation for the band. By writing and recording during an arduous tour, they rose to the occasion.
Nature of a Sista’ is an integral part of Queen Latifah’s legacy and influence. It highlights the brilliance, intellectualism, and ambition of a dazzling original.
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.