Billboard contributor Dan Weiss joins the podcast first to talk about Robyn Is Here, as well as the excellent 20-year remembrance he wrote for Billboard earlier this week. We discuss the way the album served as a relatively modest bow for one of the most audacious pop talents of the last few decades, how the album's core sound is different from what modern-day fans might've expected from her debut, and what signs there were from the then-teenager that she would be capable of singular greatness later in her career.
Then, regular Billboard cover story writer Chris Martins comes on the line to remember The Carnival, the first solo album by Wyclef Jean, and the first full-length release from any of The Fugees following their blockbuster 1996 LP The Score. We talk about the many ays the album has proven ahead of its time (and the couple ways in which it's become rather badly dated), as well as discussing personal favorites and how the public image of Wyclef has evolved over the years.
Listen to both discussions below, and be sure to check back every Thursday to see which classic artists, albums and songs are Coming Around Again!