Monday, January 24, 2011

Top 15 Albums of 1991

1991 was a pretty big year in my life and it was an amazing year for music. Trying to pick the best albums for this year wasn’t easy because there was so much great material to choose from. Eventually I will cover many of these albums in Blast from the Past posts, but until then here are my 15 favorite albums of 1991.

You can see Steve’s way cooler version of this post here.

15. Nevermind by Nirvana
14. Electronic by Electronic
13. Girlfriend by Matthew Sweet
12. School of Fish by School of Fish
11. Ten by Pearl Jam
10. Mental Jewelry by Live
9. Gish by Smashing Pumpkins
8. My Brain Hurts by Screeching Weasel
7. International Pop Overthrow by Material Issue
6. Doubt by Jesus Jones
5. Trompe Le Monde by Pixies
4. Achtung Baby by U2
3. God Fodder by Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
2. Bandwagonesque by Teenage Fanclub
1. Out of Time by R.E.M.

Other Notable Releases –
Sailing the Seas of Cheese by Primus
New Girl, Old Story by TonyALL
Temple of the Dog by Temple of the Dog
The Globe by Big Audio Dynamite II
Fear by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Why Do Birds Sing by Violent Femmes
80-85 by Bad Religion
Still Feel Gone by Uncle Tupelo
Down By Law by Down By Law
Batch by Big Drill Car
Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge by Mudhoney
Spartacus by The Farm
Green Mind by Dinosaur Jr.
Schubert Dip by EMF
Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden
Kill Uncle by Morrissey
Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
Mr. Bungle by Mr. Bungle
Leisure by Blur
1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours by Green Day
30 Something by Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Attack of the Killer B's by Anthrax
Divinyls by Divinyls
MCMXC A.D. by Enigma
The Name Above the Title by John Wesley Harding
Peggy Suicide by Julian Cope
The Real Ramona by Throwing Muses
Mama Said by Lenny Kravitz
The Reality of My Surroundings by Fishbone
Flyin' the Flannel by fIREHOSE
Grippe by Jawbox
De La Soul Is by Dead by De La Soul
Superstition by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience by P. M. Dawn
Whirlpool by Chapterhouse
Steady Diet of Nothing by Fugazi
Naughty by Nature by Naughty by Nature
Perspex Island by Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians
Pocket Full of Kryptonite by Spin Doctors
Cypress Hill by Cypress Hill
Solace by Sarah McLachlan
Blow Up by The Smithereens
Don't Try This at Home by Billy Bragg
Screamadelica by Primal Scream
Ceremony by The Cult
The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
Ebbhead by Nitzer Ebb
Diamonds and Pearls by Prince & the New Power Generation
Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black by Public Enemy
Vinyl by Dramarama
Chorus by Erasure
As Ugly as They Wanna Be by Ugly Kid Joe
Live Baby Live by INXS
No Pocky for Kitty by Superchunk


Otter Limits said...

Wait, My Brain Hurts was released in 1991?!? Holy crap! How could I forget that one. Ok, that one takes the place of the 80-85 compilation.

Dave said...

I was a bit surprised that it wasn’t on your list originally. There were so many great albums released in ’91 that it’s not even funny. Of course part of my love for that year’s tuneage may be nostalgia talking.