Top 10 Albums Of 1991
It's hard to believe, but it's already been 20 years since 1991, the year Michael Jackson was pushed off the music charts and a new fad known as grunge became a mainstream success. There were tons of great records that came out that year including Jackson's Dangereous, Smashing Pumpkins' Gish, The Pixies' Trompe Le Monde, and many others. Today, we're putting our flannel shirts back on and we're taking a look back at our 10 favorite tracks from 1991.
10) Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Why: Soundgarden's big hits would come later on in their careers, but their cult classics were born here.
The Classics: Jesus Christ Pose, Outshined, Rusty Cage
Badmotorlyric: "I'm driving the nails, (in your) Jesus Christ Pose"
9) Temple of The Dog - Temple of the Dog
Why: Temple Of The Dog was a sort of pre-supergroup since none of the members had become famous yet. These artists included: Chris Cornell, Eddie Vedder, and the rest of Pearl Jam.
Favorite Tracks: Call Me a Dog, Say Hello 2 Heaven, Pushin Forward Back
Choice Lyric: "I'll call you beautiful, If I call at all"
8) Massive Attack - Blue Lines
Why: Because the early 90s weren't just about grunge.
Favorite Tracks: Unfinished Sympathy, Safe From Harm, Daydreaming
Stalker Lyric: "Like a should without a mind, In a body without a heart, I'm missing every part"
7) Guns 'N Roses - Use Your Illusion I & II
Why: They're not perfect, but these two albums are the last good thing to come out from Guns N' Roses in the last 20 years.
Favorite Tracks: You Could Be Mine, their cover of Knockin' on Heaven's Door, November Rain
Choice Lyric: "It's a miracle how long we can stay, in a world our mind's created, in a world full of shit"
6) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Why: Because the RHCP style we all know and love was born with this record. Can you believe it was their fifth?
The Top 3: Under The Bridge, Give it Away, Breaking The Girl
The Odd Ball Song: They're Red Hot (Robert Johnson cover)
Teary Eyed Lyric: "It's hard to believe, that there's nobody out there, it's hard to believe, that I'm all alone"
Which was our favorite record from 1991? Keep reading to find out!
5) U2 - Achtung Baby
Why: Because it's their 90's Joshua Tree.
Favorite Tracks: Mysterious Ways, The Fly, One
Choice Lyric: "A man will bet, a man will crawl, on the sheer face of love"
4) R.E.M. - Out of Time
Why: Because...that's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight.
Favorite Songs: Losing My Religion, Shiny Happy People, Texarkana
Favorite Lyric: "Every whisper of every waking hour, I'm choosing my confessions"
3) Metallica - Metallica
Why: Because when you think of Metallica, the first three songs that come to mind are all in this album.
And They're: Enter Sandman, Sad But True, and Nothing Else Matters
Lyric That Still Haunts Us at Night: "Sleep with one eye open, gripping your pillow tight"
2) Pearl Jam - Ten
Why: From beginning to end, it's still one of Pearl Jam's best.
Favorite Tracks: Alive, Jeremy, Evenflow
The Gem: Black
Saddest Lyric: "I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star; in somebody else's sky, but why can't it be mine?"
1) Nirvana - Nevermind
Why? It perfected the "calm then loud" musical style found previously in The Pixies' Doolittle and helped made grunge popular; flannel needed its moment to shine.
Favorite Tracks: Lithium, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come as You Are
The Gem: Polly
Lyric That Sealed the Deal: "I'm so happy, cause today I found my friends, they're in my head"