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1996 Makes The Woman: Sheryl / Fiona / Kim / Tori / Aaliyah (DUE END OF THE WEEK)


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Hello, and welcome to the second installment of the "Makes The Woman" rate, credit to @Ace Reject

 

To refresh, in 1995 Makes the Woman (now gone due to site reset) we celebrated 5 classic solo female artists, with their groundbreaking critically acclaimed, smash hit, and/or cult classic albums.

 

We will continue this trend here, and celebrate 5 amazing albums by a different crop of legends.  Without further ado, let me introduce them to you!

 

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Sheryl Crow, a hippie queen, known best for her blend of Bubblegum, Folk, Blues, and Rock had already been launched into superstardom due to her 7x platinum debut album, but her self titled Sheryl Crow gave her a large boost in her credibility and gave much-needed depth to her persona, even if it came at the expense of her former bandmates, who had a large falling-out with her before and during recording.  Often credited for the 00s Hot Adult Contemporary Radio girls such as Natasha Beddingfield, Sheryl's self titled showcases more depth than a passing music fan might expect.

 

Here is the tracklist for Sheryl Crow:

  1. Maybe Angels
  2. A Change Would Do You Good
  3. Home
  4. Sweet Rosalyn
  5. If It Makes You Happy
  6. Redemption Day
  7. Hard to Make a Stand
  8. Everyday is a Winding Road
  9. Love is a Good Thing
  10. Oh Marie
  11. Superstar
  12. The Book
  13. Ordinary Morning

 

 

If there's one thing Fiona Apple fans are going to let you know about Tidal, its that most of the songs were written when she was 16 and 17.  Really though, when you hear the album, you'll get why it's so impressive!  The album is her biggest commercial success, giving her her only top 40 hit, and an eternally dedicated fanbase.  It's also the era that birthed and immediately solidified herself as a force of authenticity.  In spite of what you think of her, she's going to speak her mind, and the music video for Criminal and acceptance speech for Sleep to Dream have a permanent mark on pop culture. 

 

Here is the tracklist for Tidal:

  1. Sleep to Dream
  2. Sullen Girl
  3. Shadowboxer
  4. Criminal
  5. Slow Like Honey
  6. The First Taste
  7. Never is a Promise
  8. The Child is Gone
  9. Pale September
  10. Carrion

 

Before we were bickering if Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, or Cardi B is the queen of rap, the self-appointed (accurate, though) Queen of Rap Lil' Kim released her debut album, Hard Core, and changed the game forever for female rap.  Was Kim the first sexual female rapper? Was she the first gangster female rapper?  No, but she set the template for female rap for, arguably, until the present day.  With Hip-Hop hits and crossover pop smashes, this album is considered a hip-hop classic.

 

Here is the tracklist for Hard Core:

  1. Intro in A-Minor
  2. Big Momma Thang
  3. No Time
  4. Spend a Little Doe
  5. Take It!
  6. Crush On You*
  7. Drugs
  8. Scheamin'
  9. Queen Bitch
  10. Dreams
  11. M.A.F.I.A. Land
  12. We Don't Need It
  13. Not Tonight
  14. Player Haters
  15. Fuck You
  16. Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)
  17. Crush On You (Single Version)*


*The album version does not feature a verse from Kim, the single version does

 

 

One of the most prolific artists of her time (and, honestly, still now) is Tori AmosBoys for Pele is the perfect example of her absolutely insane ambition to write as many songs as possible.  At 18 songs, it is possibly her strangest collection of songs, featuring use of the harpsichord, church choirs, and harmoniums, and yet somehow it is still to this date her highest peaking album in the US.  Props to her!  The shadow of Kate Bush often looms over Tori's career as a often shallow comparison, yet I'm sure even Tori would take people often comparing this album to The Dreaming as one of the highest compliments. 

 

Here is the tracklist for Boys for Pele:

  1. Beauty Queen / Horses
  2. Blood Roses
  3. Father Lucifer
  4. Professional Widow
  5. Mr. Zebra
  6. Marianne
  7. Caught a Lite sneeze
  8. Muhammad My Friend
  9. Hey Jupiter
  10. Way Down
  11. Little Amsterdam
  12. Talula
  13. Not the Red Baron
  14. Agent Orange
  15. Doughnut Song
  16. In the Springtime of His Voodoo
  17. Putting the Damage On
  18. Twinkle

 

Finally, we will be rating an album that took almost ten years to finally appear on streaming.  An album that reached its billboard peak just a year ago!  One in a Million is the late Aaliyah's second album, leaving behind songs written by ... he who must not be named ... she decided to team up with Timbaland and Missy Elliott, and thus solidified her as an icon of the 90s and early 2000s with futuristic beats, and a more mature image.  The album, even though it was stolen from steaming from god knows how long remains an eternal classic due to Aaliyah's timeless vocals.

 

Here is the tracklist to One in a Million:

  1. Beats 4 Da Streets (Intro)
  2. Hot like Fire
  3. One in a Million
  4. A Girl Like You
  5. If Your Girl Only Knew
  6. Choosey Lover (Old School / New School)
  7. Got to Give It Up
  8. 4 Page Letter
  9. Everything's Gonna Be Alright
  10. Giving You More
  11. I Gotcha' Back
  12. Never Givin' Up
  13. Heartbroken
  14. Never Comin' Back
  15. Ladies in Da House
  16. The One I Gave My Heart To
  17. Came to Give Love (Outro)

 

 

 

 

RULES:

  • Rate every song from a scale of 1-10.  I will calculate the average of each song based on the score on all participants and reveal them from lowest, to highest, crowning a winner.
  • PM me your rates.
  • You may choose one song to give an 11, and one song to give a 0.
  • Comments are appreciated and will be incorporated, but completely optional.
  • Post in here while I am revealing the results to yell at each other for not agreeing on your favorite songs.

 

 

Song List:

 
  • Maybe Angels
  • A Change Would Do You Good
  • Home
  • Sweet Rosalyn
  • If It Makes You Happy
  • Redemption Day
  • Hard to Make a Stand
  • Everyday is a Winding Road
  • Love is a Good Thing
  • Oh Marie
  • Superstar
  • The Book
  • Ordinary Morning

 

  • Sleep to Dream
  • Sullen Girl
  • Shadowboxer
  • Criminal
  • Slow Like Honey
  • The First Taste
  • Never is a Promise
  • The Child is Gone
  • Pale September
  • Carrion

 

  • Intro in A-Minor
  • Big Momma Thang
  • No Time
  • Spend a Little Doe
  • Take It!
  • Crush On You
  • Drugs
  • Scheamin'
  • Queen Bitch
  • Dreams
  • M.A.F.I.A. Land
  • We Don't Need It
  • Not Tonight
  • Player Haters
  • Fuck You
  • Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)

 

 

  • Beauty Queen / Horses
  • Blood Roses
  • Father Lucifer
  • Professional Widow
  • Mr. Zebra
  • Marianne
  • Caught a Lite sneeze
  • Muhammad My Friend
  • Hey Jupiter
  • Way Down
  • Little Amsterdam
  • Talula
  • Not the Red Baron
  • Agent Orange
  • Doughnut Song
  • In the Springtime of His Voodoo
  • Putting the Damage On
  • Twinkle

 

  • Beats 4 Da Streets (Intro)
  • Hot like Fire
  • One in a Million
  • A Girl Like You
  • If Your Girl Only Knew
  • Choosey Lover (Old School / New School)
  • Got to Give It Up
  • 4 Page Letter
  • Everything's Gonna Be Alright
  • Giving You More
  • I Gotcha' Back
  • Never Givin' Up
  • Heartbroken
  • Never Comin' Back
  • Ladies in Da House
  • The One I Gave My Heart To
  • Came to Give Love (Outro)
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Two of these albums I HAVE NOT heard so this should be fun!

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1 minute ago, Ace Reject said:

Two of these albums I HAVE NOT heard so this should be fun!

OMG???

 

Ok, wait, I don't think I have heard miss Sheryl (my description was pulled out of my ass heehee) but I looked at the tracklist and recognize like 5 songs.

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Icons. Legends.

 

Unfortunately, I’m going to have to drag my fave Aaliyah outside of the singles.

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6 minutes ago, supaspaz said:

Icons. Legends.

 

Unfortunately, I’m going to have to drag my fave Aaliyah outside of the singles.

That's going to be me with Fiona I fear, I will probably give Tori and Kim the highest averages.  I love a Courtney Love diss...

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20 minutes ago, Ace Reject said:

Two of these albums I HAVE NOT heard so this should be fun!

Same!

 

Kim is coming to eat I think

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I USED TO BE SCARED OF THE DICK

NOW I THROUGH LIPS TO THE ****

HANDLE IT LIKE A REAL *****

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14 minutes ago, supaspaz said:

Icons. Legends.

 

Unfortunately, I’m going to have to drag my fave Aaliyah outside of the singles.

I hope Choosey Lover and Everythings Gonna Be Alright were singles then

 

Well I kinda wish she split Choosey Lover into two so I could have just her new school version on my playlists 

 

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3 minutes ago, Reverie said:

I USED TO BE SCARED OF THE DICK

NOW I THROUGH LIPS TO THE ****

HANDLE IT LIKE A REAL *****

I was gonna give that my 11, or Queen Bitch

 

OR..... Professional Widow :fan:

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I also haven't heard two of these :mandown: Don't think I've listened to the other three in a good while either, so I'm definitely down.

 

I know the whole album isn't like... adult contemporary car commercial-core sounding but it always made me laugh listening to light breezy Every Day is a Winding Road with that moody ass album cover nn

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Actually I don't remember most of these Fiona songs either so that kinda makes for three albums tbh

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51 minutes ago, Reverie said:

I hope Choosey Lover and Everythings Gonna Be Alright were singles then

 

Well I kinda wish she split Choosey Lover into two so I could have just her new school version on my playlists 

 

To be fair, it's been a while since I gave the album a proper listen. But I never understood why this one always shows up for her on critics' lists when self-titled is clearly her magnum opus.

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yesssssss this'll be fun :eatpopcorn:

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Who were the legends in 1995 edition? Alanis, Mimi, Jewel, who else?

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Just now, Ger-55 said:

Who were the legends in 1995 edition? Alanis, Mimi, Jewel, who else?

Bjork, Alanis, Mariah, Shania, and PJ Harvey.  Hyper ballad by Bjork won! 

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5 minutes ago, madonnas said:

Bjork, Alanis, Mariah, Shania, and PJ Harvey.  Hyper ballad by Bjork won! 

I forgot about Björk, great! ATRL showing taste, must be one of the few times. :clap3:

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PEACE 

LOVE

AND A HARD C*CK 

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I'm in!

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This is gonna be hard :jonnycat:

 

I have heard Sheryl, Aaliyah and Fiona albums, I haven't heard Kim and Tori albums in full, the reason for that is because they put Remastered tag and I don't want those tags to ruin my Last.fm... Yeah, I have issues with OCD :mazen:

 

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I have heard other Tori albums in full since they don't have remastered tags (I heard Little Eartquakes via YouTube so I could edit tags :)

 

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I'm in. I don't know Sheryl at all, so this might be fun. Also I'm here to drag Torn Anus doooown :gaycat2: and make sure to support my queens Fiona and Aaliyah :gaycat:

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4 hours ago, Bloodflowers. said:

This is gonna be hard :jonnycat:

 

I have heard Sheryl, Aaliyah and Fiona albums, I haven't heard Kim and Tori albums in full, the reason for that is because they put Remastered tag and I don't want those tags to ruin my Last.fm... Yeah, I have issues with OCD :mazen:

 

If you subscribe to last.fm there’s now a feature where you can set a songs title to automatically change.  I did that with her remaster tags.  :jonnycat:

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Hard Core is the best of them. 

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