The World’s Greatest Hits: Confessions – Usher
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Confessions – Usher

Confessions  – Usher – 2004 Claimed Sales: 20m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music/CD It’s a surprise even to me that I had never listened to Usher’s career defining album Confessions, especially given that I was a huge fan of the albums that followed. It stands alone in the 00s as a huge selling RnB release, where its … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Hybrid Theory – Linkin Park
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Hybrid Theory – Linkin Park

Hybrid Theory  – Linkin Park – 2000 Claimed Sales: 27m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music I was really looking forward to my first full listen of Linkin Park’s much celebrated debut album, I have always been a casual fan of the group, their singles making up the soundtrack to so many of my nights out growing up … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Hits: Oops!…I Did It Again – Britney Spears

Oops!…I Did It Again  – Britney Spears – 2000 Claimed Sales: 20m First listen?: No Format Listened?: CD Oops!… Britney did it again and managed to produce a second album that nearly became as popular as her debut. Opening with sales over 1 million copies in her home territory, the anticipation for the follow up to …Baby … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Supernatural – Santana
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Supernatural – Santana

Supernatural  – Santana – 1999 Claimed Sales: 30m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: CD Unlike seemingly every other household in at the turn of the millennium, we didn’t have a copy of Santana’s career best seller Supernatural. It’s one of the decade’s most iconic album ‘releases’ and stands out next to just about everything else I’ve covered … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Millennium – Backstreet Boys
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Millennium – Backstreet Boys

Millennium  – Backstreet Boys – 1999 Claimed Sales: 24m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: CD To say that the follow up to Backstreet’s Back was highly anticipated is a massive understatement and nearly 2 years after the various versions of that album took over the world Millennium was released. It sold 1.134 million copies in its debut week, breaking … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
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The World’s Greatest Hits: …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

…Baby One More Time  – Britney Spears – 1999 Claimed Sales: 28m First listen?: No Format Listened?: CD Open a list of classic songs from the 90s, pop leaning or otherwise and it’s more than a certainty that opener and title track …Baby One More Time will make appearance. The opening three notes echo across pretty much … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner

Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture  – James Horner – 1997 Claimed Sales: 30m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music An album unlike anything else I’ve covered so far, Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture is the biggest selling album to be mostly an orchestral score. Obviously there are vocals every now and again, one instance … Continue reading