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Old 05-20-2003, 05:01 AM   #1
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1991 - Rock and Roll's Greatest Year?

I was just thinking the other day about how much ABSOLUTELY AMAZING music came out in 1991.

I thought of a lot of great albums that came out that year, but I thought of 3 that absolutely shook the world and rocked the pants off of us all. 3 albums that honestly are considered classics in their own respective genres. Those 3 are:

U2 - Actung Baby
Nirvana - Nevermind
Metallica - Black

Honestly, think about how insanely huge of albums all 3 of these were for rock and roll and the music industry in general. These 3 albums really did shape the face of music in their respective genre's for the years that followed. All 3 are virtually flawless in their their own respective rights. What a freaking amazing year that was!!!

Please pay tribute to this wonderful year, share memories, stories, thoughts, etc.
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Other than that... a great year for progressive music. Do I smell a VH1 special?

But, then things changed... (syndicated copyright of the distributors of Behind the Music).
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Honorable Mentions of 1991: (Influential, but not quite as much as the aforementioned)

REM - Out of Time
Pearl Jam - Ten
Public Enemy - Apocalypse '91 (not rock, but still awesome)
Tom Petty - Into the Great Wide Open
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Guns and Roses - Use Your Illusion I & II
Smashing Pumpkins - Gish

Please feel free to share any other fantastic albums from '91 you can think of!!!
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Hello,

I still have a Dutch music magazine from fall 1991. At that time I bought it because it had a background story on the history of Mark Knopfler and the Dire Straits (then my favourite group, although it would be U2 a few weeks later). The cover story is about Prince, who was going to release Diamond & Pearls. The review section of the issue has new albums by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Guns 'N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Urban Dance Squad. I have to look if there were more remarkable albums reviewed in that issue.

Yeah, 1991 was a great music year. I got some serious musical experience that year (bought my first U2 album, so that's certainly a good thing), making my first steps away from the middle of the mainstream. The year started with Innuendo by Queen (a very good swansong of Freddie and, in hindsight, with many prophetic lyrics). Crowded House's Woodface was also released in 1991 (IIRC).

An absolute stellar year in music.

C ya!

Marty (who thinks that 1997 was also a high point)
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Greatest year? hmmm

1965 or 66 would be my nominations, simply because

65: Rubber Soul, Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited
66: Revolver, Blonde on Blonde
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Greatest year for the 1990's, then yes, I'll agree with that.
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probably 1968 historically would be considered rock's greatest year when you think about who was on the charts:
the beatles
led zeppelin
rolling stones
jimi hendrix
the who
cream
many more I'm forgetting
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1991
1995+
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plenty of great albums have been released since 1995

2003:
Bonnie Prince Billy - Master And Everyone
Calexico - Feast Of Wire
Mariza - Fado Curvo

2002:
Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me
Lambchop - Is A Woman
Los Lobos - Good Morning Aztlan
Mariza - Fado Em Mim
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
DJ Shadow - The Private Press
Sonic Youth - Murray Street
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Plastic Fang
The Streets - Original Pirate Material

2001:
Aphex Twin - Drukqs
Bonnie Prince Billy - Ease Down The Road
Natalie Merchant - Motherland
R.E.M. - Reveal
Tortoise - Standards

2000:
AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip
Will Oldham - Guarapero: Lost Blues 2
U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind

1999:
Steve Earle - The Mountain
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Stereolab - Cobra & Phases Group Play ...
Sting - Brand New Day

1998:
16 Horsepower - Low Estate
Air - Moon Safari
Beck - Mutations
Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
Bonnie Prince Billy - I See A Darkness
Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis
Natalie Merchant Ophelia
R.E.M. - Up
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Acme
Tortoise - TNT

1997:
Aphex Twin - Classics
Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
Atari Teenage Riot - The Future Of War
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
The Oblivians - Play 9 Songs With Mr. Quintron
Will Oldham - Joya
Pavement - Brighten The Corners
Supergrass - In It For The Money
U2 - Pop

1996:
Beck - Odelay
Guided By Voices - Under The Bushes Under The Stars
Lambchop - How I Quit Smoking
Los Lobos - Colossal Head
The Oblivians - Popular Favorites
Orbital - In Sides
Palace Music - Arise Therefore
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Now I Got Worry
Underworld - Second Toughest In The Infants

1995:
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes
The Jayhawks - Tomorrow The Green Grass
Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily
The Orb - Orbus Terrarum
Passengers - Original Soundtracks 1
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
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Quote:
Originally posted by brettig
66: Revolver, Blonde on Blonde
you forgot Pet Sounds
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the last great year of music

in 1991 you're forgetting
The Cure - Desintegration
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Quote:
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in 1991 you're forgetting
The Cure - Desintegration
That was 1989.

And no, I would never forget my favorite album of one of my favorite bands.
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