The Great Music of Talkbeer - 1991

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  1. mattafett

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    Each Wednesday (typically) we'll introduce a new year from 1958 through 2017. Each member selects an album released in that year with a few lines (or more) on why you picked it/enjoy it. Your selection does not have to be the most important release or the most admired release of that year (though it certainly can be), simply an album that grabs you and that you really love.

    However, once an album is selected by a member, you must choose a different album.

    Together we will compile quite the canon of "Great Music" and, who knows, maybe inspire each other to check out some new artists (or to revisit old forgotten classics).

    This week - the albums of 1991

    Honorable mentions begin on Monday

    No placeholders. You must post the artist and title followed by the album cover. You may edit your post to include a write-up or videos.


    Here is a list of the top albums per Rate Your Music, which is the source I will use to determine an albums release date.

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  2. mattafett

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    Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
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    Perhaps the best year in music, EVER. So many 5* albums it's ridiculous. But this record more than stands out. It has had a profound effect on my life, teaching me about heavy music, at a time I needed it. I remember the first time I heard Outshined on MTV, It blew me the fuck away. I was late to school that day because I stayed and listened/watched the video. This record still gets listened to weekly. This version of JCP is so full of energy, emotion, just inspiring. My favorite Soundgarden song by far. I saw Soundgarden june 30th, 1994, what a show, in a small college gym. RIP Chris Cornell.
     
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    I got a whole bunch from this year. But this is eailsy the stand out for me.

    Screaming Target - Hometown Hifi
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    Short lived group made up of members of the fall out of Big Audio Dynamite breaking up, quickly morphed (sort of) in to Dreadzone after this one CD release.

    I love every song on this CD, Obvious influences are obvious in the name of the group and I still regularly play this CD.






    Damn shame that a number of the tunes are not up on Youtube that I can find.
     
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  5. Turfy

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    Stevie Ray Vaughn!

     
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  6. Stubs

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    Jesus Lizard-Goat


    I love the 90s and this is possibly as 90s as an album can get.

    Steve Albini was to Jesus Lizard as George Martin was to the Beatles and it made for some awesome, industrial influenced noisy rock and roll. The Lyrics are as over the top as the guy who sang them.

    I never got to see them and if I could go back and see ANYONE in their prime it would be these guys.


    I fucking love guitars, guys.





     
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  7. lurchingbeast

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    A lot of good rock/metal albums in 91, so of course I'm going with....



    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Into the Great Wide Open

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    The first CD I bought with 'my own' money. This album was everywhere when I was a kid. Two videos with heavy rotation on MTV, four singles on the radio, a Michael Jordan tape titled and set to 'Learning to Fly'. By this point, the Heartbreakers just went along with Tom's hit making genius. I still love a few songs off this.







     
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  8. coach

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    Hadn't thought about this year much, but damn, there's a lot of great stuff.

    An obvious choice: Nirvana - Nevermind
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    The album that (arguably) ended the hair metal era and brought grunge into the mainstream. Probably everything that can be said about it has already been said.

    This was a pretty big deal for me as a 7th grader.


     
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  9. leftoverburrito

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    Extremely tough year.

    My first choice.

    Second choice.



    I'll go with Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II


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    Love this album. It has my all time favorite GNR song (Estranged) and Slash is at an all time high. One of the few guitarists that can tell a story with no lyrics.


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  10. trickytunadicky

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    Decided on Michael Jackson - Dangerous
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    Please remember how truly over the top these videos are.


     
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  11. mattafett

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    This is choice two for me. I preordered it (and UYI1) at Musicland on cassette. Stellar record.
     
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  12. mattafett

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    ZFG I love Michael Jackson
     
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  13. MordorMongo

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    Looking through the list I did a LOT of bumps off 1991 CD cases.

    I’ll have to give this some thought. My 1 and 1a still on the board.
     
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    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless. An absolute all-timer for me. Probably my single favorite record of the 90s. One of my top 10 most played records ever.
     
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    Same
     
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    Nevermind was already taken, so I will go with:

    Garth Brooks - Ropin the Wind
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    Classic album with some of my favorite Garth songs. Rodeo, Papa Loved Mama, What She's Doing Now and Shameless and The River are classics.

     
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  17. Stubs

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    Almost picked this album. Its almost too perfect.
     
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    Thought about the other G n R album but going with an album I’m shocked is still on the board. Perfect compliment to all of the gangsta rap of the era.
     
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  19. Stubs

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    Really curious in what coldstorage will pick. What a crazy year for metal!
     
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    Uncle Tupelo--Still Feel Gone

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    Second record by one of my favorite bands. Punk rock, folk, classic rock. Good, good stuff here.

    Still one of the best songs Jeff Tweedy has ever written



    Fuzzy rock guitar at it's finest.



    Man, I really dig this record.
     
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