Few albums reach the perfection level of Tracy Chapman's self-titled debut album. Not only was it a commercial success selling over 6 million copies in the US, but the album was heavy on social and political commentary.
Take for example the song's smash hit single, "Fast Car." The song reached as high as #6 on the Billboard charts but it was anything but a shiny, happy Pop single. It was a tale of a hard life filled with dead end jobs, alcoholism, and poverty: