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The World’s Greatest Hits: Cracked Rear View – Hootie & the Blowfish
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Cracked Rear View – Hootie & the Blowfish

Cracked Rear View  – Hootie & the Blowfish – 1994 Claimed Sales: 16m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music For the people who have been experiencing these albums as I’ve been listening to, friends and family who are inundated with my opinions as the weeks go by, just about every artist I mention sparks a conversation about … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: The Colour of My Love – Celine Dion
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The World’s Greatest Hits: The Colour of My Love – Celine Dion

The Colour of My Love  – Celine Dion – 1993 Claimed Sales: 20m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music The biggest voice in Pop is back in The World’s Greatest Hits and this time with her true international breakthrough album, The Colour of My Love. Let’s get the biggest moment of this album out of the way first, … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Janet. – Janet Jackson
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Janet. – Janet Jackson

Janet.  – Janet Jackson – 1993 Claimed Sales: 14m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music Janet. is a statement of intent. There’s no Jackson on cover of this album and it marked the third consecutive successful album on which Janet carved her own story alongside the narrative of her famous family. It’s not the industrial dance of her … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Shepherd Moons – Enya
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Shepherd Moons – Enya

Shepherd Moons  – Enya – 1991 Claimed Sales: 13m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music Enya is unlike anyone else in the commercial music world. Literally no one could have anticipated that a ‘New Age’ Celtic singer from Ireland would not only become the most successful solo artist from the country, but one of the defining voices of … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Red Hot Chili Peppers
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Blood Sugar Sex Magik  – Red Hot Chili Peppers – 1991 Claimed Sales: 13m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music Ask the general public what the name of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ debut album and I’m sure that most people would guess Blood Sugar Sex Magik. It genuinely surprised me to learn that this was the band’s fifth … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Ropin’ The Wind – Garth Brooks
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Ropin’ The Wind – Garth Brooks

Ropin’ The Wind  – Garth Brooks – 1992 Claimed Sales: 13m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Digital Download I could probably just copy and paste the words I wrote about Garth Brooks’ breakthrough album No Fences here as a year later very little has changed. The focus is still on good ol’ country fun on the likes of Rodeo, … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Ten – Pearl Jam
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Ten – Pearl Jam

Ten  – Pearl Jam – 1991 Claimed Sales: 13m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music When people think of the 90s, there are very specific distinctive sounds that come to mind. Here in the UK, BritPop made being a ‘lad’ mainstream again, dance music went underground, while over in the US the sound of grungy guitars and difficult to … Continue reading