Popdose Flashback ’91

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous”

On the 20th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson's "Dangerous", Mike Heyliger takes a look back at the King of Pop's eighth solo...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Matthew Sweet, “Girlfriend”

How a last-ditch career-saver became a power pop classic....

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Garth Brooks, “Ropin’ the Wind”

Remembering the guy who brought country, and bad shirts, to the suburbs....

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Cliffs of Dooneen, “The Dog Went East and God Went West”

Twenty years ago, it was possible to be a regional success without breaking out nationally. This is the story of the rise and plateau and...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Dire Straits, “On Every Street”

I knocked around the fringes of academia for years, but it’s just as well that I never became a teacher — because there’s nothing I...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Metallica, “Metallica”

Dave Steed takes a look back at the album that changed the face of metal forever, on its 20th anniversary. ...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: P.M. Dawn, “Of the Heart, Of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience”

Dave Steed takes a look back at the 20-year anniversary of the debut from hip-hop legends, P.M. Dawn. ...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: David Wilcox, “Home Again”

In the fall of 1991, I was a high school senior, just starting to find my feet as a music writer — and as a listener, just...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Color Me Badd, “C.M.B.”

Dave Steed reflects back on the New Jack Swing era as Color Me Badd's debut album turns 20 years old this week. ...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, “Music For the People”

"Music for the People" turns 20 this week and to celebrate, Dave Steed tracked down Funky Bunch member Hector the Booty Inspector and asked...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Big Audio Dynamite II, “The Globe”

No one could top the Clash, so Mick Jones didn't try...instead, he forged his own path with the brainy dance music of Big Audio Dynamite....

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Les Négresses Vertes, “Famille Nombreuse”

How did a clownish, mostly-acoustic French ensemble make a record that exemplifies the spirit of rock 'n' roll? For the merry misfits of...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: De La Soul, “De La Soul Is Dead”

De La Soul dead? Hardly? Their masterful sophomore effort, one of the best hip-hop albums of all time, gets the Flashback '91 treatment on...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Joe Jackson, “Laughter & Lust”

Or, to borrow an album title from the Judybats, Pain Makes You Beautiful. In 1990, Joe Jackson had just signed a spiffy new deal with...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Boyz II Men, “Cooleyhighharmony”

Nathan, Michael, Shawn and Wanya: four names that were on everyone's mind 20 years ago. Dave Steed takes a look back at his awkward teen...

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Popdose Flashback ‘91: Simple Minds, “Real Life”

There’s a curious waiting game that you play, as a fan, following a band you have loved in the knowledge that their best work is already...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: School of Fish, “School of Fish”

I spent most of the 1990s training myself to be a self-conscious aesthete. Which makes me sound, I suppose, like some horrible, sneering,...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Slint, “Spiderland”

Popdose analyzes a seminal rock album, Slint's Spiderland, that 80% of the public doesn't even knows exist....

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Baby Animals, “Baby Animals”

Popdose goes back to 1991 with the debut album from Australia's Baby Animals....

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Popdose Flashback ’91: R.E.M., “Out of Time”

It’s not often that a band releases two solid albums in the same week — twenty years apart. But such a gesture is just all in a...

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The Weekly Mixtape: Popdose Flashback ’91 — The Beat Mix

  In between more timely projects and content, the Popdose staff are dissecting albums from 1991, which happens to be one of my...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: John Wesley Harding, “The Name Above the Title”

John Wesley Harding's sophomore studio album hits the big 2-0 this week, and Wes himself steps into the wayback machine to reflect on his...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Material Issue, “International Pop Overthrow”

When Material Issue front man Jim Ellison committed suicide in June of 1996, the act was sharp and sudden. The 32-year-old wasn’t a...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Graham Parker, “Struck by Lightning”

Rob Smith travels back in time to Graham Parker's 1991 album Struck by Lightning, in today's Popdose Flashback....

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Susanna Hoffs, “When You’re a Boy”

Kelly Stitzel takes a look at Susanna Hoffs's solo debut, which just celebrated its 20th birthday....

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Sting, “The Soul Cages”

In 1991's The Soul Cages, rock legend Sting simply became Gordon Sumner again, a boy grieving over his father's death....