For the final Throwback Thursday of the summer, we visit a year that defies easy categorization — a year that saw masterworks released by experimental rock auteurs Radiohead, slain hip-hop icon The Notorious B.I.G., neo-soul priestess Erykah Badu and punk rock trio Sleater-Kinney. A year when the forward-gazing tones of electronic music crept their way into the mainstream (Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers) and a year that pop was unstoppable (Mariah Carey, Hanson) and POP was a tremendously underrated album by U2.
We are of course talking about the year 1997, and we’ll spend Thursday, August 31st 20 years in the past. Tune in from 6am to 7pm ET at 88.5 FM in Philly or stream online at XPN.org worldwide. Check out some of what’s in store below.
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