Artists strip their music style and image to avoid repeating themselves.
Christina went from a girl to a woman with the voice to pull it off; no frills, no gimmicks, just a
personal, inspirational album unlike anything else in Pop music.
14 Shades of Grey
More post-grunge than nu metal, Staind lower the terror and crank up the emotion on their best album;
Aaron Lewis really sings from the heart, not many rock stars do that.
|3|| ||Mary J. Blige|
Combing old soul with 90's hip-hop while still bring more musically intense; Mary's pain shines brighter
into a ray of hope for anyone dealing with heartbreak or self-hate.
|4||Nine Inch Nails|
More piano-driven and melodic than "Downward Spiral," but also more introspective; it's clear
Trent Reznor has lost his soul, but not his spirit.
Mariah proves that less is more; not as many high notes as her previous work, but her first album to be
consistently impressive all the way through.
Minutes to Midnight
Nu metal is dead, and Linkin Park know that; with virtually no raps or turntables, Linkin Park take a
huge risk, but is more refreshing than anything in Rock music the last five years.
Janet may have seemed quieter, but she had gotten a whole lot sexier; Janet went from uniting one world to bringing two people together...
To the bedroom.
More raw and uncompromising than "nevermind," or anything in 1993; Nirvana prove they can win over
both Pop and Rock N Roll fans.
P!NK's first album to mix Pop and Rock, as opposed to Pop and R&B; laid the groundwork for P!NK's trademark tough, loud, vulnerable,
The Long Road
The album that changed Nickelback frombrooding post-grunge to dirty, meat-and-potatoes
hard rock; this was just the beginning of the band's balance of party anthems and power ballads.