1991 Albums

Blue Lines

Favorite Albums | Honorable Mention: Massive Attack – Blue Lines (1991)

When I was counting down my list of favorite albums in late 2011 and early 2012, I still hadn’t really heard much electronic music, and the only trip-hop I was familiar with was the Sneaker Pimp...

Ten

Favorite Albums | #3: Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)

For a long time, Ten was the only Pearl Jam album I cared about. I bought Vitalogy a couple years after I bought Ten, but I almost never listened to it, and I didn’t discover Vs. until I was in ...

The Low End Theory

Favorite Albums | #67: A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory (1991)

Hip-hop may have started as lightweight party music, but by the mid to late ’80s it was evolving rapidly, and a golden age dawned with the release of Run-D.M.C.’s Raising Hell — an h...

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Favorite Albums | #68: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)

When I first started listening to music back in the summer of 1999, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album Californication was released, and it was quite popular, selling some 16 million copies worldw...

Favorite Albums | #79: Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger (1991)

The fall of 1991 turned out to be one of the most fertile and explosive phases of the all-too-brief grunge movement, as Pearl Jam’s debut Ten (August 27), Nirvana’s second record Nevermind...

Achtung Baby

Favorite Albums | #84: U2 – Achtung Baby (1991)

It took me a pretty long time to really get into Achtung Baby. I was instantly drawn to “One” and “Mysterious Ways,” two of their most well-known songs, but I resisted the rest...

Nevermind

Favorite Albums | #95: Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)

Nevermind is one of those albums that I heard almost all of before I actually sat down and listened to it. The singles — “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “In Bloom,” “Com...

Temple of the Dog (Front Cover)

Favorite Albums | #99: Temple of the Dog – Temple of the Dog (1991)

Many nicknames have been given to Temple of the Dog over the past twenty years, including “Pearl Jam‘s first album” and “the first great grunge album,” neither of which a...

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