This is by no mean a definitive list, but these albums are worth revisiting
In the last few years, Vinyl has experienced a massive resurgence.
It accounted for 9.7 million album sales in 2018, thanks, begrudgingly, to what NPR called the "Hipsterfication of America." While the sales can mainly be attributed to classics like Michael Jackson's Thriller and The Beatles' Abbey Road, it seems fitting to pay homage to the records that gave us Millennial's a "thunder down under" and kickstarted our sexual awakenings.
The racy nature of the album covers below sparked cultural phenomenons. Let's dive into the birth of the "Parental Warning" and revisit the album that turned whipped cream from a mere dessert topping into something much more. These are some of the most risque records in history.
Shakira “Laundry Service” (2002)
The seventh best-selling album of 2002, the multi-platinum Laundry Service was rich in innuendo and sexual metaphors. "Underneath your clothes, there's an endless story, there's the man I chose, there's my territory," Shakira sings on "Underneath Your Clothes." The album's thematic material was ripe in sexual tension, with Shakira exploring themes of passion with a seductive persona that made us all wheeze. "To the tabloids, she is a sexy stunna...In men's magazines, she is a leggy diversion from endless articles on Achieving Your Best Sex Ever," wrote The Guardian. Shakira, in an innumerable amount of ways, would go on to relentlessly remind us that sex is nothing without hips, love, and passion.