40 Albums Baby Boomers Loved That Millennials Don't Know

From Tina Turner to Eric Clapton, these LPs were beloved by millions, but are younger generations finding them?

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Tracy Chapman, 'Tracy Chapman' (1988)
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Tracy Chapman, 'Tracy Chapman' (1988)

At a time when the likes of Rick Astley and Guns N' Roses ruled MTV, Cleveland singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman's gently moving "Fast Car," which portrayed the struggles of a homeless couple, and "Talkin' Bout a Revolution," on which she declared "poor people gonna rise up and take what's theirs," both became unlikely pop hits. With a quiet musical revolution sparked, Tracy Chapman sold six million copies and the singer continued to produce platinum records into the Nineties. Despite the success of artists who have followed in Chapman's stylistic footprints – like India.Arie and to some extent, Ani DiFranco – the ultra-polished Eighties production of Tracy Chapman has perhaps made it sound dated to contemporary ears, despite the album's still fantastic and heartrending track list.

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