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The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Postby Savanna » 27 Jul 2017, 17:13

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64. Spice Girls
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20 years ago, the sound of platform sneakers scuttling across the floor hit American airwaves, giving way to the laugh heard round the world. Those three seconds before the beat drops serve as the introduction to "Wannabe," Spice Girls' first single from their debut album, Spice. They are so universally recognizable that "Wannabe" was ranked the catchiest pop song since the 1940s in a recent study. Ushering in a new wave of zealous pop, Spice Girls knew what the world really, really wanted — and delivered. "Wannabe" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks and became the best-selling single by a girl group in history. The rest of Spice followed suit, borrowing from R&B, hip-hop and even disco to relay messages about safe sex ("2 Become 1") and female solidarity ("Love Thing"). Scary, Sporty, Ginger, Baby and Posh influenced a whole generation of women (even Adele is a fan) and last year, Project Everyone's #WhatIReallyReallyWant campaign repurposed "Wannabe" as a call for women's rights internationally. While riot grrrl champions Bikini Kill released a zine titled 'Girl Power' in 1991, The Spice Girls were the first to peddle the concept to the mainstream. Despite the complicated implications of their commodified feminism, their overarching message of empowerment and strength in numbers was one to get behind. And as a unit, they were a multifaceted force to be reckoned with. Spice was a manifesto by women who ditched their management team in search of more independence and evenly split song royalties amongst the group, and its endurance is palpable; Spice is still the best-selling album ever released by an all-female group. Now, that's girl power. —Desiré Moses (WNRN)


http://www.npr.org/2017/07/20/538354622 ... men-page-9

This list was complied by NPR, National Public Radio, an American media organization and national syndicator to 900 public radio stations in the United States.

It took 20 years, but it seems critics are beginning to appreciate the group. (:
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Re: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Postby Peter » 27 Jul 2017, 20:32

It's absolutely beautifully well put! I love it, thanks for sharing!
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Re: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Postby Jay » 27 Jul 2017, 22:13

Fabulous *.*
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Re: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Postby spicyhot » 27 Jul 2017, 22:38

Well deserved!
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Re: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Postby spicefreak » 27 Jul 2017, 22:58

Great... but should be above Like A Virgin and The Writing On The Wall...
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Re: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Postby Stas » 28 Jul 2017, 10:58

This list is really weird. No P!nk or Rihanna or Gaga or did I miss them? Madonna's Ray of light? They have Robyn and Aaliyah though :p Missy Elliott is way too high, the singles from that album are listenable but overall it's a snooze fest... :Oops:

How many people on this forum consider Lemonade Beyonce's best work? It's so overrated! :think:
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Postby Fenrik » 28 Jul 2017, 14:17

A bit weird to put No Doubt in there...aren´t they like 3 men and 1 woman?
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Re: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Postby Poosh » 28 Jul 2017, 14:20

They put ...Baby One More Time instead of Blackout. :rolleyes:
Also, no Ray of Light?
But I am glad the Spice Girls got some credit.
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Postby Fenrik » 28 Jul 2017, 14:22

Poosh wrote:They put ...Baby One More Time instead of Blackout. :rolleyes:
Also, no Ray of Light?
But I am glad the Spice Girls got some credit.


That´s probably because Blackout is shit? :confused:
(well, so is BOMT, tbh...lol!)

All her other albums should be on that list though ;)
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Re: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Postby Poosh » 28 Jul 2017, 14:26

Fenrik wrote:
Poosh wrote:They put ...Baby One More Time instead of Blackout. :rolleyes:
Also, no Ray of Light?
But I am glad the Spice Girls got some credit.


That´s probably because Blackout is shit? :confused:
(well, so is BOMT, tbh...lol!)

All her other albums should be on that list though ;)


No, your taste is just tragic. :kiss:
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Re: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Postby Fenrik » 28 Jul 2017, 14:44

Poosh wrote:
Fenrik wrote:
Poosh wrote:They put ...Baby One More Time instead of Blackout. :rolleyes:
Also, no Ray of Light?
But I am glad the Spice Girls got some credit.


That´s probably because Blackout is shit? :confused:
(well, so is BOMT, tbh...lol!)

All her other albums should be on that list though ;)


No, your taste is just tragic. :kiss:


Tragically good! ;)
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Re: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Postby Peter » 28 Jul 2017, 15:18

Poosh wrote:
Fenrik wrote:
Poosh wrote:They put ...Baby One More Time instead of Blackout. :rolleyes:
Also, no Ray of Light?
But I am glad the Spice Girls got some credit.


That´s probably because Blackout is shit? :confused:
(well, so is BOMT, tbh...lol!)

All her other albums should be on that list though ;)


No, your taste is just tragic. :kiss:


+1. Putting Britney Jean above BOMT and Blackout, especially = tragedy.

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