'Turning The Tables': Women Of The '90s

By Ann Powers

The real TLC (from left to right, Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas) in the early ’90s.

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  • Alanis Morissette – “You Oughta Know” from Jagged Little Pill
  • TLC – “Waterfalls” from CrazySexyCool
  • Alanis Morissette – “Ironic” from Jagged Little Pill
  • TLC – “Creep” from CrazySexyCool

In this special episode, we’re having a listening party inspired by Turning the Tables, NPR Music’s list of 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women. It was spearheaded by Ann Powers, our Nashville correspondent. She joins us — along with Alisa Ali from WFUV in New York City, Andrea Swensson from The Current in Minneapolis, and me, Talia Schlanger — to focus on a couple important records from that list that came out in the ’90s.

Alanis Morissette released Jagged Little Pill in 1995 – it was an earth-shattering album for women in rock. But the ’90s were also really important for women in R&B, especially thanks to TLC‘s album CrazySexyCool, featuring the popular single “Waterfalls.”

TLC, Alanis Morissette and the contributions of female artists to rock and R&B in the ’90s are all coming your way in this episode. Stream the full Turning the Tables listening party in the player above.

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Source:: http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2017/09/20/552329670/turning-the-tables-women-of-the-90s?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=storiesfromnpr