Release Date: May 18, 2004
Record label: Epic
In recent years, pop music has become more unforgiving than ever. Release a flop album or behave in a manner that attracts the opprobrium of the tabloids and, more often than not, that's that. Comebacks are virtually unheard of, while the record-buying public can barely contain its boredom when artists try to prolong their careers by reinventing themselves - as various former Spice Girls would no doubt eagerly attest.