Thank you 1991–you changed my life! :-)

In 1991 there were a number of great albums released. Over the test of time they have come be acknowledged as classics, remained massively influential and noted as icons of an era.

These albums are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and I am grateful for the part they played in shaping my appreciation and enjoyment of music.

Guns n’ Roses : Use Your Illusion IUse Your Illusion II (September ‘91)

Metallica : Metallica (August ‘91)

Nirvana : Nevermind (September ‘91)

Pearl Jam : Ten (August ‘91)

Red Hot Chili Peppers : BloodSugarSexMagik  (September ‘91)

What great musical awesomeness!

If not for such great input and inspiration, I would not have started to play guitar.

I should also mention an album celebrating its 40th anniversary:

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV (November ‘71)

What year do you look back to and why?

Note from the Author:

Thanks for visiting and all the comments! I’m glad that in some way I’ve connected with your memories, and your love of music.

Yes, I was intrigued by how close together (in time) these albums were released… but no, these weren’t ranked by preference – just listed alphabetically. We all have our own favourites and preferences, but these are definitely worthy of note.

Sorry, I can’t respond to all the comments individually, but I appreciate them all. Enjoy music, enjoy life!

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207 thoughts on “Thank you 1991–you changed my life! :-)

      • …I’d say you’re looking pretty good: that’s one sexy avatar! 😉

        But man: How DID we get this old, anyhow? I think I’m finally getting to the age where Nirvana music just annoys me, instead of it serving as a means to channel my inner anguish. Now I just use my blog!

  1. Great albums – all of them 🙂 In my opinion the year 1991 still is the best year in music history when it comes to classic records being released. My favorite year in general however would have to be 2002, I think. A lot of cool things happened in my personal life back then 🙂

  2. Nirvana: Nevermind changed everyone’ life, I think!

    I think that the most significant year for me would be this year! I have had LOTS of changes occur (good ones) and amazing things happen, and they’ve definitely changed my life.

    Great idea for a post! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! 🙂

  3. Thanks for posting! Always nice to stumble upon something that takes you back! Yes we had some pretty great jams. One of the reasons I never lie about my age is ’cause I’m proud to have grown up to albums like this. Just this past weekend I was listening to all Pearl Jam! We must remember, though, that it wasn’t all grunge, hard rock and heavy metal that defined that year. 1991 was also the year that Janet Jackson’s video for “Love Will Never Do (Without You),” for example, was on heavy rotation. It was the final single to be released from her Rhythm Nation 1814 album, and the video, directed by the great Herb Ritts, was so beautiful and simple and ahead of its time that when you look at it now it gives you the feeling it’s been shot only yesterday. 20 years… How times flies! And I am officially old! But would I trade all this for youth? Tempting, but I don’t think so. What I am now and where I’m standing is all because of the music I grew up to. So, thank you, 1991. You’re just the best I ever had.

  4. Oh happy day! This is the year I graduated from HS and the year I went off to college. I have the same feelings about 1991, I have a post on my blog about 1991 in Wyoming. The music, the flannel, the used Levi’s, the MUSIC!!! Congrats on the press!

  5. I look back to 2003, the year a friend made me listen to (Post-/Melodic-)Hardcore and I bought albums like
    boysetsfire – Tomorrow come today
    Thrice – The Artist in the Ambulance
    Strike Anywhere – Exit English
    Rise Against – Revolutions per Minute
    Funeral for a Friend – Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation
    and I still listen to all of them on a regular basis. Also a pretty good year to release a live album
    Led Zeppelin – How the West Was Won (just to mention this amazing band again)
    Rush – Rush in Rio (and by the way 2011 is also the 30th anniversary of Moving Pictures)

  6. Hunny is still a huge RHDP fan. But that album was definitive for him, too. I don’t really have a year that I look back to, but I saw Bush was releasing a new album & I LOVED Sixteen Stone. And I had a huge crush on Gavin Rossdale like every other female on the planet, lol!

  7. Hey, if you like this post check out three ongoing, indepth peices I’m creating on my blog.
    The main page is http://psychexfutureheart.wordpress.com/1991year/

    From late summer 1991 til the end of the year is probably the most pivotal period of weeks in the hostory of the music industry – even more so than all the heady changes that started around 1966.

    There’s other periods that I personally think are more interesting, but none that is so dense with so many iconic albums. At the same time they were major changes in the industry (i.e. sales started to be calculated by soundscan etc). Everything was changing.

    For example – last Saturday was (among others) the 20th anniversary of not just Guns’ Illusion, but also Still Feel Gone – arguably the ur-text of alt-country and certainly the album where Jeff Tweedy (now of Wilco) first started to come in his own. 20 years ago today Pixies released Trompe le monde. Tomorrow is 20 years of Nevermind and BloodSexSugar… as well as Tribe Called Quest’s Low End Theory (one of the most acclaimed hip-hop albums EVER). It’s really remarkable how much happened and how many major releases (both sales wise and in terms of cultural impact) came out within weeks of each other across all genres.
    Some others from same period U2 Achtung Baby, Michael Jackson Dangerous, My Bloody Valentine Loveless (plus Soundgraden, Primal Scream and on and on).

    REM won big at the VMAs

    …Miles Davis and Fredie Mercury died…

    Hammer brought rap into a whole new demographic, and it took over the music industry.

    Remember at the same time Garth became first country singer to top pop chart. Now that happens all the time. What a dramatic dividing line! The times they were a changing…

    So with that in mind I’m documenting how it evolved – updating each of my pages on the period several times a week from August through the end of the year. Follow along if you fancy.

    http://psychexfutureheart.wordpress.com/1991year/

  8. Excellent post! I was thirteen when all of these albums came out and I bought them all except for Metallica and Pearl Jam. Nevermind is my favorite out of all of the ones you posted. It transcends genres and time and has an everlasting appeal to it.

  9. Oh wow – 1991 was really a great year for music! I can’t believe Nevermind is almost 20 years old! Hope my husband doesn’t buy himself the new box set so I can get it for him for Christmas. 😉

  10. Whoa dude. You just took me back to my youth. And reminded me how pissed I was when my mom decided to confiscate all of my cds that she thought were morally questionable. This included all of my Metallica, Guns n Roses, and the only RHCP I owned: Blood Sugar Sex Magic. Thankfully she left me the Pearl Jam… I’m going to be whistling the intro to Patience for the rest of the day…

  11. 1991 is classic? That’s only 20 years ago. Isn’t there some kind of rule against calling something classic too soon? What about Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Big Brother (with Janis Joplin), The Beatles, the Stones? OK, I think I hurt myself. Gotta go nap!

    • I grew up to the likes of Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, CCR, Boston, Steve Miller, etc. Rock from the 70s, to me, is considered Classic. Not 80s and 90s rock. When discussing “Classic Rock” with others, there’s no mention of any of these bands.

  12. Great post and great music. I just wrote an article on the Chili Peppers and how Blood Sugar Sex Magik is on one my favorite albums of all time. Congrats on being freshly pressed!

  13. Cracking choices of albums.
    1991 was indeed a fantastic year for music and creativity, and should rightly be celebrated. Especially as both sides of the Atlantic are currently being swept up in the homogonised tide of the X-Factor.

    Personally, I always had a soft spot for 1994, but I can’t back that up 🙂

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  15. To follow up from my first comment

    Here’s my post on all the 20th anniversary shindigs (i.e. Nirvana: Live at the Paramount on VH1 tonight, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart is hosting a Sirius XM two hour radio show with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic – Super Deluxe Edition of Nevermind drops on September 27th etc).
    http://psychexfutureheart.wordpress.com/1991reissues/

    This one is about Nirvana’s transformation from August to Sept 1991
    http://psychexfutureheart.wordpress.com/1991year/month-punk-broke

    And this is the main one I just updated with Pixies
    http://psychexfutureheart.wordpress.com/1991year/

    So much music was coming out all at the same time!!!

    And now, all over again….

  16. I’ve always said that for me the 90’s were a worthless decade in music, but posts like yours are changing my mind. Maybe I was just so out of the music loop that I missed the good stuff. Traveling and living far away from North America culture for several years can do that. Now I love G&R, Nirvana and the Chili’s. Great idea for a post, congrat’s on Freshly Pressed.

  17. Amen. 1991 was the year I entered High School. I count myself very luck for that. Right smack at the center of the grunge/alternative craze and weekly savings just to buy a cassette copy of the greats.

  18. I feel so similarly about the music I grew up loving. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Metallica’s first few albums top my list. I was also obsessive about Alice in Chains and Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill.

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  20. Oh man! I can’t believe that Nevermind, Ten, AND Blood Sugar Sex Magik came out in the same year! These fantastic albums definitely also inspired me to play music… thanks for the reminder!

  21. I was born in ’95… but sometimes I wish I was born before that, just for the music. There is so much garbage in the radio airwaves of today it makes me ashamed of my generation… where did all this good music go?
    By the way, great album choices! Led Zeppelin IV all the way!

  22. I have since grown very fond of many of these albums, but I gotta say I wasn’t into them in 1991. Back in ’91, I was 12 and only got into music a few years later… though Blood Sugar Sex Magic and Nevermind were definitely among the first CDs I ever bought!

  23. I was born a year earlier, in 1990, but I still live in the music of the 70s, 80s and 90s! If I was granted two wishes, the first one would be to grow wings and fly and the second one would be to be born in 1960 so that I would age appropriately to experience this era of beautu.

  24. Along with a Sony Discman, “Ten” was the very first CD I was given as a birthday gift in ’91. Everyday after school I looked forward to going home to listen to it, to memorize the lyrics. I also have “Nevermind” and “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” in my Top-5 Music Albums of All-Time list. Nice post.

  25. Thank you for a great post and congrats on being freshly pressed!

    I grew up being seriously influenced by those artists and start playing guitar to try capture how these bands made me feel. Then a few years ago my band had the luck of recording with Nick Els who helped out in the “Spaghetti Incident” sessions either as producer and/or engineer. We told us some great things of all the bands back then from recording Scorpions, going out with GNR the night they came up with the name “spag. incident” (long dirty story hehe) and many more from the 90’s.

    Thanks for bringing back some good memories man!

  26. Great albums indeed. It was only in 2005 when I started listening to their songs. I didn’t like them before. I was about 5 or 6 years old when they were released and I hated my neighbor who play their music on his big stereo. Now I understand their music, and greatly appreciate them! Thanks for this post. =)

  27. Beethoven’s 9th and 3rd really defining moments for me, not to mention Bach’s Art of the Fugue. Beyond that, there is Heraclitus–music of another sort. “Masterpieces”? Really? Thank you Eternity–you transformed my Life.

  28. 1991 was an amazing year for music. I still remember the exact moment I heard my first PJ song, managed to see them for the first time last year. I have to admit I preferred Use Your Illusion II and I was guilty of saying Nirvana sold out – I take it back .

  29. Really? All these remeniscencesionings about 1991 and no one mentioned…. Lollapalooza? That glorious festival came out in 1991 also – Jane’s Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Ice-T, Living Colour, Nine Inch Nails, Butthole Surfers and Henry Rollins were all awesome, and that was a great show!

  30. Seal also had a great album that year, called Seal – I don’t know how he came up with that album title! It’s the one that has Crazy, Killer and Future Love Paradise on it and is good from beginning to end.

  31. My older brother used to always blast that Gun’n’Roses album in the house when we were younger (I was like 10 or 11 years old). It’s the reason why I am still one of their biggest fans to this day :o)

  32. I saw Pearl Jam at Jazzfest two years ago and Eddie is still The Man. And Nirvana came along, making the Chili Peppers look downright shiny, a little too polished for my taste. BSSM was their last decent album.

  33. I had not thought about some of those awesome albums coming out in the same year! BloodSugarSexMagik, Nevermind and Ten are still some of my favorite albums! I will see the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform live next month.
    I can’t wait!
    Congrats on being freshly pressed and thanks for sharing.

  34. I was born during that year.. I feel slightly bad because I bet I was in my mum’s tummy when the stuff above were released.. the 90s was one of the most amazing eras of music.. and I’m happy that I was a part of it, even though I was but a kid at that time.. too bad there are only a few of us in our generation who appreciate this type of music.. If only the impact of music today was just like how it were back in the day.. *sigh

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  37. I don’t particularly like rock, but to show you how big those records were – I’m familiar with all of them! Even though my music of choice is soul and jazz.

  38. Thanks for the memories! All of the albums on your list are excellent. Since I graduated from high school in 1975, I’m partial to rock music from that era. My all time favorite album was Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Of course, I score instant cool points with young rock fans when I mention I saw the Allman Brothers and Led Zeppelin in concert and you thought you were old!

  39. I try not to look backwards,however some notable Albums come to mind including those you mentioned although my memory is very sketchy of those days and nights spent drugging and drinking and wasting what I had of my braincells…

  40. For me it was an amazing year, not only for such a bunch of great albums, that goes for my personal life, too, yeah, 1991 changed my life, no doubt!

  41. That was totally my year as well. I remember pre-ordering the Use Your Illusion albums, does anyone do that anymore? Nevermind and Blood Sugar, both those albums changed my life opened my eyes to a whole different style of music. Great year for rock music.

  42. Wow, those are all amazing albums! It was definitely a great time in music too. My brother loved Metallica, and now he’s into country and has a “I’d rather be racing” sticker in his car. Go figure.

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  44. I don’t think I can relate to these albums as I was just 1 year old when they came out, but I’d probably check them out since you’re recommending them. But, I can say that Red Hot Chili Peppers is one great band! I’ve listened to some of their songs as I grew up.

  45. Thanks for visiting and all the comments! I’m glad that in some way I’ve connected with your memories, and your love of music.

    Yes, I was intrigued by how close together (in time) these albums were released… but no, these weren’t ranked by preference – just listed alphabetically. We all have our own favourites and preferences, but these are definitely worthy of note.

    Sorry, I can’t respond to all the comments individually, but I appreciate them all. Enjoy music, enjoy life!

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  47. Most definitely a definitive year in my life and a definitive year for music, don’t forget Metallica -Black Album and in 1992 Faith No More – Angel Dust. GRAT MUSIC. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

  48. 1994. I was in the 7th grade and had recently fallen in love with music. Grunge rock and alternative rock were hot at this time. In addition, some metal bands that were trying to stay alive with their new awesome albums during a time when Metal started to fade out, in addition to up-and-coming punk rock bands and rock-pop bands that debuted their first album.
    1994 rocked! Here are some hot albums I remember offhand and still listen to:
    Stone Temple Pilots – Purple
    Weezer – Weezer
    Oasis – Definitely Maybe
    Green Day – Dookie
    Nine Inch Nails – Downward Spiral
    Soundgarden – Superunknown
    Beck – Mellow Gold
    Sponge – Rotting Pinata
    Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
    Tom Petty – Wildflowers
    Nirvana (unplugged)
    Live – Throwing Copper
    Queensryche – Promised Land
    Megadeth – Youthanasia
    Alice in Chains – Jar of Flies
    The Offspring – Smash
    Bush – Sixteen Stone
    Dave Matthews Band – Under the Table…
    Hootie & the Blowfish – Cracked Riew View
    Dream Theater – Awake
    Korn – Korn
    Counting Crows – August and Everything After
    Crash Test Dummies – God Shuffled His Feet
    Collective Soul – Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid
    R.E.M. – Monster

  49. Wow Paul, great point on ’94 too, both of these years rocked. I feel like 1996 was the “over the peak” moment when some of these bands made less than stellar albums. For example, I like the Soundgarden, STP and Red Hot Chili Peppers offerings in ’96 at the time, not don’t listen to them anymore.

  50. I’ve only just now gotten into that Led Zep record….not untypical for me to clue in 40 years after these things are released ~L~

  51. I came to Japan in 1990, so ’91 was my first full year here (it’s already been 21 years now!)

    I saw both the Guns ‘N RosesUse Your Illusion” tour and the Metallica “black album” tour at the Tokyo Dome.

    The Metallica black album is excellent. I still listen to it. But it was their last good album…Their first five albums are great—but they went downhill from there!

    As for Guns N’ Roses, “Use Your Illusion” has too many songs. A lot of filler.
    They could never match their “Appetite For Destruction” album!

    Led Zeppelin IV is classic, of course.

    The Chili Peppers “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” isn’t bad…but not their best.

    Sorry, though, I hate grunge. Pearl Jam and Nirvana were way over-rated. Never liked their music.

    Coincidentally though, I wrote a post about the 25th anniversary of some great album that were released in 1986 (when I was in the tenth grade):

    http://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/my-cds-are-oldies/

    • Honestly, Metallica was on a downward spiral post- Master of Puppets. Yet, I prefer Death Magnetic over the [heavy rock] Black Album. Also, I don’t believe you’ve heard good grunge. Alice in Chains were one of the more talented bands from the 90s, as were Meat Puppets.

      • >Honestly, Metallica was on a downward spiral post- Master of Puppets.

        Yes. I think Cliff Burton was the heart of Metallica.

        >I prefer Death Magnetic over the [heavy rock] Black Album.

        Really? Their first three albums (with Cliff) are their masterpieces…but “…And Justice For All” and the ‘Black Album’ are their last two “good” albums, I think.
        Metallica’s “heavy rock” album is “Load”, in my opinion.

        >I don’t believe you’ve heard good grunge…Alice in Chains

        I have the “Last Action Hero” soundtrack with two songs by Alice In Chains on it. Their song “A Little Bitter” is good but I think “What The Hell Have I” is mediocre.

        >Meat Puppets.

        Never listened to them.

  52. I do remember those albums. I favorited their songs when i was still 12 years old back in 91 i guess you miss the other best hits ever in history like white lion or cake? Great post mate ! keep it up !

  53. I love those albums. I think the year that did it for me was… 1988. It’s not that “Rattle and Hum” was the only album from that year that I loved… it’s just that it is still one of my favourites– and it got me to listen to something other than classical music.

  54. I love all these albums. Everyone should add My Bloody Valentine’s “Loveless” released November 4th 1991 to their anniversary list!

  55. Those albums were the first 5 albums I owned. They were my gateway to music. I also bought them in that same order (Illusion 1, Black Album, Nevermind, Ten, BSSM). I didn’t own Illusion 2 until sometime in ’93

  56. ’91 was definitely the best year in history. (I was born.) As for albums, Graceland by Paul Simon from ’86 is, in my opinion, the best album in the world. I have listened to the thing front to back, back to front about 29873948723 times, and it’s still catchy as hell. There aren’t many albums that you can listen through without skipping the odd “filler” song. I’ve actually dedicated an iPod to every album that I’ve deemed an ‘all around win,’ because it takes the pain out of the shuffle feature when you simply want to listen to a wide variety of tunes without interrupting the music flow. A more recent example is Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons… I can’t even begin to describe my excitement when I discovered these guys last year! La De Da by Joel Plaskett also tops my “complete listening experience” list 🙂

  57. Weezer summed it up in their recent “Heart Songs”:
    “Back in 1991
    I wasn’t havin’ any fun
    ‘Till my roommate said
    “Come on and put
    A brand new record on”
    Had a baby on it
    He was naked on it
    Then I heard the chords
    That broke the chains
    I had upon me
    Got together with my bros
    In some rehearsal studios
    Then we played
    Our first rock show
    And watched the fan base
    Start to grow
    Signed the deal that gave
    The dough to make
    A record of our own
    The song come
    On the radio
    Now people go
    This is the song”

    I agree with Paul that 1994 (the year Weezer came out) was a better year for music than 1991…
    BUT, 1991 was a more pivotal year. A lot of the music in 1994 probably would not have been made (or at least made popular) if not for all the changes and success stories of 1991.
    Just check out all the incredble music moments that happened within weeks of each other exactoy 20 years ago: http://psychexfutureheart.wordpress.com/1991year/

    Incredible!

  58. The year I was born – 1973 – has some EXCELLENT albums!!!

    Pink Floyd – Dark Side of The Moon
    Cat Stevens – Foreigner
    Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells
    Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Genesis – Selling England by the Pound
    John Martyn – Solid Air
    David Bowie – Aladdin Sane…to name but a small few!!

    But – I’m also particularly fond of 1978…

    Kate Bush – The Kick Inside
    Blondie – Parallel Lines
    Kraftwerk – The Man-Machine
    Abba – The Album
    Patti Smith – Easter
    Tubeway Army – Tubeway Army

    …again to name but a few!

    By now, I was buying vinyl – both 45s and LPs – so these formative years really have become the soundtrack to my life 😉

    Great post.

  59. 1991 had a significant effect on my life too – it’s the year that it started 😀

    I can definitely appreciate the music of the year though, despite being fonder of more recent songs. Great albums and a great post!

  60. As a girl who was born in 1991, I ADORED this post! Yay for being born in a kick-ass year! =D I don’t have a particular “year” I love to look back on, but “years”-which is the 90’s, as that is when many of the Disney classics came out. Aladdin…Beauty and the Beast…Lion King…Toy Story…Mulan…All the movies I grew up watching. What a beautiful and fun time it was. =D

  61. Great post. It’s very true music can have great influences on the soul and brain. Some songs can evoke such great emotions because they are tied to great, whether negative or positive moments.

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  63. You’ve included some great albums that were released in ’91. In fact, I own a few of them. However, my personal favorite year for CD was 1994. I recently wrote a post on it http://brianrobertmohr.wordpress.com/2011/09/24/the-cd-time-machine

    Here are a few from the list of 1994 (check out my post if you are interested in seeing a few more):

    Nirvana – Unplugged in New York
    Green Day – Dookie
    Offspring – Smash
    Soundgarden – Superunknown

    Great post. I’m now considering ’91 as another magical year of CDs. Thanks!

  64. I wish it was 1987. I was 9 and life was easier and simpler then. Our kids could walk to school and not be worried about be kidnapped or victimized one way or another. Plus, the music (heavy metal) was the best music. I miss those days!

  65. Gosh, you made my mind went nostalgic!!…On of the best years in music…I have each one of those albums in my mind, senses and heart….that same year my son was born…so double the feeling!!…Thanks for the post!!

    • Nirvana changed music dramatically? How so? Nirvana was a Meat Puppets wannabe. Give Meat Puppets’ first two albums a good listen and you should easily understand where Kurt Cobain derived just about every ounce of inspiration from.

    • Yes! An album that nearly shaped my adolescence. Although, I’m not an aborigine so I can’t exactly agree with everything Zach has to say, but Tom Morello was the creativity in the band.

  66. Thanks for a great blog. I need people like you in my life because I’m hopeless at dates and facts like that. The good thing is that when I look at Led Zep’s album cover I can still see a ‘current’ album!
    Thanks.

  67. Oh 1991, was it really 20 years ago? Fraid so…

    Don’t forget Tromple Le Monde by The Pixies. Kurt Cobain said the riff for Smells Like Teen Spirit was lifted from The Pixies U-Mass song on that album and that the group who invented the uncategorized sub-genre of Sci-fi Surf Rock made a big impression on him at the time. Alas, they would always remain (albeit now huge) cult artists.

    The only U2 album I truly like, Achtung Baby, also came out in 1991. I recently saw it dubbed in one music publication as ‘The U2 album for people who don’t like U2’.

  68. Ah, the early ’90s! It was a great time for music: Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Faith No More, Soundgarden…All the best of today’s rock music owes much to those legends of yesteryear. I didn’t care for the sartorial fashion, but there was a tremendous amount of originality back then.

  69. Amen- on all counts! 1991 was not only a year of amazing music, it is also the year that I truly came into my own understanding and appreciation of great music outside of others’ opinions. There again, all the albums on your list contributed to my musical education- including Led Zeppelin’s IV!

  70. 20 years? I can’t believe I remember these albums so vividly, as fresh as yesterday. Thanks for making me feel OLD!!!!

  71. Ahh, the way a year has a soundtrack is brilliant. Anytime I hear songs from 1993, it takes me back to that exciting/scary feeling of getting ready to graduate from high school.
    On New Year’s Eve 1991, I was fortunate enough to experience BloodSugarSexMagik, Nevermind, and Ten all live. It was an epic experience– the way the whole floor turned into one big pit during ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and when Eddie Vedder climbed up the lights and jumped into the crowd.
    Thanks for sharing!

  72. For me the year is 1993. That summer and fall were the ending of my innocence. That year I was 15. It was before I had ever been raped. It was before I had ever willingly had sex. It was back when I still had faith in love and the world and had no reason not to believe in the goodness that was out there. The rock from that time period will always be the soundtrack of my youth. Meatloaf Back Into Hell was very influential. GNR, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, REM and so many more than I can name. I am still stuck in 1991, 1992 and 1993 musically. 1994 was the my entire life was turned upside down. Music since then still have profound affects on me but nothing takes me back to a different time and place like 1993.

  73. Some omissions:

    Crowded House, “Woodface”
    Cypress Hill, “Cypress Hill”
    Dinosaur Jr., “Green Mind”
    James, “James”
    L7, “Smell The Magic”
    Pixies, “Trompe Le Monde”
    Primus, “Sailing The Seas Of Cheese”
    R.E.M., “Out Of Time”
    Soundgarden, “Badmotorfinger”
    Violent Femmes, “Why Do Birds Sing?”
    U2, “Achtung Baby”

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