Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana’s legendary album, Nevermind. Which means a media frenzy around the record that caused a media frenzy even back then. And while the quintessential grunge album certainly deserves a fresh spin on this special day, it certainly wasn’t the only ingenious record released that year. In fact, constructing this list of amazing album released during the year that punk broke, one might wonder if 1991 wasn’t one of the best years for music—ever!
MASSIVE ATTACK – BLUE LINES
Grunge wasn’t the only music genre given birth in 1991. With the release of their first album, Bristol-based crew Massive Attack gave rise to the term trip-hop. Yet another media-invented term that it’s founders would try to shrug off for years to come. But terminology aside, the blend of U.S. hip-hop strut, UK electronic savvy and Jamaican soundsystem attitude makes this record an album one can return to again and again for decades.
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