Spice Girls’ 1996 hit “Wannabe” is more than just a pop song. It’s an artifact from a time gone by, a marker for nostalgia, and a theme tune for adolescence.
Filled with sizzling originals and remixes, Red Hot + Free continues the Red Hot Organization’s legacy of giving us great dance music for a good cause.
Madonna’s True Blue is a concerted effort to prove her mettle as an accomplished singer-songwriter. For the first time in her career, she co-wrote and co-produced all nine tracks.
Marina re-embraces her inner strength and quite possibly creates her magnum opus with Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land.
Dawn Richard’s Second Line is a gorgeous record featuring fantastic, strange, esoteric sounds playing with house and club conventions. It’s a pioneering record and easily one of the best of the year.
Following a chaotic and self-destructive year, laser-focused pop starlet Slayyyter prepares to ascend with her debut album of noisy pop bangers, Troubled Paradise. She tells us her story.
Jennifer Lopez’s nostalgic Love? harkens back to the mid-90s, when expensive pop albums fronted by dazzling divas were released to great fanfare.
Alanis Morissette’s Alanis remains an important record because it kickstarted the career of a brilliantly talented artist who has made an incredible mark on popular music.