The Best Rock Albums of 1991

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1991

(Compiled by Mauro Bondoni based on my ratings)
  1. Slint: Spiderland (Touch & Go) (9)
  2. My Bloody Valentine: Loveless (Sire) (9)
  3. Type O Negative: Slow Deep And Hard (Roadrunner) (9)
  4. Mercury Rev: Yerself Is Steam (Rough Trade) (9)
  5. Dogbowl: Cyclops Nuclear Submarine Captain (Shimmy Disc) (8.5)
  6. Unsane (Matador) (8)
  7. Jesus Lizard: Goat (Touch & Go) (8)
  8. Lida Husik: Bozo (Shimmy Disc) (8)
  9. Honeymoon Killers: Hung Far Low (Fistpuppet) (8)
  10. Slowdive: Just For A Day (Creation) (8)
  11. Barkmarket: Vegas Throat (Triple X) (8)
  12. Pegboy: Strong Reaction (Quarterstick) (8)
  13. Codeine: Frigid Stars (SubPop) (8)
  14. Oxbow: King of the Jews (CFY) (8)
  15. Eden: Gateway To The Mystery (Third Mind) (8)
  16. Swans: White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity (Young God) (7.5)
  17. Cop Shoot Cop: White Noise (Big Cat) (7.5)
  18. Peter Jefferies: The Last Great Challenge In A Dull World (Xpressway) (7.5)
  19. Ed Hall: Gloryhole (Trance) (7.5)
  20. Delerium: Spiritual Archives (Dossier) (7.5)
  21. Gary Lucas: Skeleton at the Feast (Enemy) (7.5)
  22. Screeching Weasel: My Brain Hurts (Lookout) (7.5)
  23. Steroid Maximus: Quilombo (Big Cat) (7.5)
  24. Fugazi: Steady Diet Of Nothing (Dischord) (7.5)
  25. American Music Club: Everclear (Alias) (7.5)
  26. Ozric Tentacles: Strangeitude (Demi Monde) (7.5)
  27. Will: Pearl Of Great Price (Third Mind) (7.5)
  28. Fishbone: Reality Of My Surroundings (Columbia) (7.5)
  29. Alio Die: Sit Tibi Terra Levis (Hic Sunt Leones) (7)
  30. Nirvana: Nevermind (Geffen) (7)
  31. Primus: Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (Interscope) (7)
  32. Primal Scream: Screamadelica (Sire) (7)
  33. Talk Talk: Laughing Stock (Verve) (7)
  34. Atheist: Unquestionable Presence (7)
  35. Lycia: Ionia (Projekt) (7)
  36. Drive Like Jehu (Headhunter) (7)
  37. Band Of Susans: The Word And The Flesh (Restless) (7)
  38. Drunk Tank (Radial) (7)
  39. Dwarves: Thank Heaven For Little Girls (SubPop) (7)
  40. Pixies: Trompe Le Monde (Elektra) (7)
  41. White Heaven: Out (PFS) (7)
  42. Joni Mitchell: Night Ride Home (Geffen) (7)
  43. Sebadoh: III (Homestead) (7)
  44. Gas Huffer: Janitors Of Tomorrow (Empty) (7)
  45. Metallica: self-titled (Elektra) (7)
  46. Matthew Sweet: Girlfriend (Zoo) (7)
  47. Levitation: Coterie (Capitol) (7)
  48. 808 State: Ex:el (ZTT) (7)
  49. Orb: Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (Big Life) (7)
  50. Guns And Roses: Use Your Illusion (Geffen) (7)
  51. Helios Creed: Lactating Purple (Amphetamine Reptile) (7)
  52. Djam Karet: Burning The Hard City (HC Productions) (7)
  53. Hole: Pretty On The Inside (Caroline) (7)
  54. Mudhoney: Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (SubPop) (7)
  55. Superchunk: No Pocky For Kitty (Matador) (7)
  56. Blackgirls: Happy (Mammoth) (7)
  57. Thinking Fellers Union Local 282: Lovelyville (Matador) (7)
  58. Melvins: Bullhead (Boner) (7)
  59. Julian Cope: Peggy Suicide (Island) (7)
  60. Tumor Circus: self-titled (Alternative Tentacles) (7)
  61. Pearl Jam: Ten (Epic) (7)
  62. Ambitious Lovers: Lust (Elektra) (7)
  63. Enya: Shepherd Moons (Warner Bros) (7)
  64. Ghost: Ghost (PSF) (7)
  65. Spectrum: Soul Kiss (Silvertone) (7)
  66. Saint Etienne: Foxbase Alpha (Warner Brothers) (7)
  67. Monster Magnet: Spine Of God (Primo Scree) (7)
  68. Cathedral: Forest Of Equilibrium (Earache) (7)
  69. Ice-T: Original Gangster (Sire) (7)
  70. Neil Young: Arc (Reprise) (7)
  71. Seam: Headsparks (Homestead) (7)
  72. Steve Hillage: System 7 (Ten Dix) (7)
  73. Sarah McLachlan: Solace (Nettwerk) (7)
  74. Stetsasonic: Blood, Sweat & No Tears (1991) (7)
  75. Bikini Kill: Revolution Girl Style Now (K Records) (7)
  76. Rocket From The Crypt: Paint As A Fragrance (Headhunter) (7)
  77. Drive Like Jehu: self-titled (Headhunter) (7)
  78. Terminal Cheesecake: Angels In Pigtails (Pathological) (7)
  79. Windbreakers: Electric Landlady (DB) (7)
  80. Victor DeLorenzo: Peter Corey Sent Me (Dali) (7)
  81. Mr Bungle (Slash) (7)
  82. Toad The Wet Sprocket: Fear (Columbia) (7)
  83. Big Chief: Drive It Off (Get Hip) (7)
  84. Plaid: Mbuki Mvuki (BDP) (7)
  85. Lords Of Acid: Lust (Caroline) (7)
  86. Savatage: Streets (1991) (7)

Playlist
(compiled mostly by Austin from my reviews))
( Click here to play them on Spotify (thank you Luke!))
  1. Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit
  2. Lida Husik: Diamond Day
  3. My Bloody Valentine: I Only Said
  4. Lisa Germano: The Other One
  5. Slint: Good Morning, Captain
  6. Enya: Caribbean Blue
  7. Jesus Lizard: Nub
  8. Mercury Rev: Chasing a Bee
  9. Dogbowl: Love Bomb
  10. Honeymoon Killers: Vanna White
  11. Swans: You Know Nothing
  12. Primal Scream: Higher Than the Sun
  13. Mr Bungle: Quote Unquote
  14. Heavenly: Wrap My Arms Around You
  15. Unsane: Maggot
  16. Primus: Jerry Was a Racecar Driver
  17. Fugazi: Exit Only
  18. Pearl Jam: Why Go
  19. Pegboy: Field of Darkness
  20. Slowdive: Catch the Breeze
  21. Oxbow: Woe
  22. Peter Jefferies: Chain or Reaction
  23. American Music Club: Sick of Food
  24. My Bloody Valentine: When You Sleep
  25. Fishmans: Anomusume Ga Nemutteru
  26. Jesus Lizard: Then Come Dudley
  27. Jesus Jones: Right Here, Right Now
  28. Gary Lucas: Strong Seed
  29. Codeine: Cave-In
  30. Dogbowl: South American Eye
  31. Ed Hall: Roger Mexico
  32. Screeching Weasel: Veronica Hates Me
  33. Cop Shoot Cop: If Tomorrow Never Comes
  34. Seam: New Year's
  35. Barkmarket: Fatstamp
  36. Steroid Maximus: Life in the Greenhouse
  37. Metallica: Enter Sandman
  38. Guns N Roses: Right Next Door to Hell
  39. Julian Cope: Pristeen
  40. Lycia: A Brief Glimpse
  41. Pixies: Lovely Day
  42. Windbreakers: Girl From Washington
  43. Oxbow: Daughter
  44. Hole: Good Sister/Bad Sister
  45. Tumor Circus: The Man With the Corkscrew Eyes
  46. Drive Like Jehu: Atom Jack
  47. Will: Epilogue
  48. Fishbone: So Many Millions
  49. Saint Etienne: London Belongs To Me
  50. Band of Susans: Plot Twist
  51. Swans: Song for the Sun
  52. Lords of Acid: Pump My Body
  53. Sebadoh: God Told Me
  54. Cop Shoot Cop: Empires Collapse
  55. Carcass: Symposium of Sickness
  56. 808 State: Lambrusco Cowboy
  57. Plaid: Summit
  58. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Under the Bridge
  59. Sarah McLachlan: Into The Fire
  60. Gas Huffer: Night Train to Spokane
  61. Joni Mitchell: Two Grey Rooms
  62. Fishmans: Hikouki
  63. Blackgirls: Car
  64. Terminal Cheesecake: Chrome
  65. Superchunk: Punch Me Harder
(Thank you for your help, Austin and Seyson)

Extended tracks

(compiled mostly by Austin from my reviews))
  1. Type O Negative: Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity
  2. Talk Talk: After the Flood
  3. Mercury Rev: Very Sleepy Rivers
  4. Melvins: Boris
  5. Steve Roach: Awakening Earth
  6. Delerium: Aftermath
  7. Ozric Tentacles: Strangeitude
  8. Type O Negative: Prelude to Agony
  9. Djam Karet: Province 19: The Visage of War
  10. Bob Ostertag: Sooner or Later
  11. Alio Die: Thoughts By the Side of the Path
  12. Mr Bungle: Egg
  13. Black Tape for a Blue Girl: The Hypocrite is Me
  14. Drive Like Jehu: O Pencil Sharp
  15. Gary Lucas: Music for the Golem
  16. Orb: Earth
  17. Spectrum: Phase Me Out
  18. Eden: The Unveiling of Brigid
  19. Steve Roach: Red Dust and Sweat
  20. Monster Magnet: Black Mastermind
  21. Delerium: Awakenings
  22. Neil Young: Arc
  23. White Heaven: Fallin' Stars End
  24. Guns N Roses: November Rain
  25. Levitation: Bedlam

Songwriters
  1. Lida Husik: Bozo (Shimmy Disc)
  2. Matthew Sweet: Girlfriend (Zoo)
  3. Eric Andersen: Stages (Columbia)
  4. Victor DeLorenzo: Peter Corey Sent Me (Dali)
  5. Julian Cope: Peggy Suicide (Island)
  6. Jah Wobble: Rising Above Bedlam (Atlantic)
  7. Enya: Shepherd Moons (Warner Bros)
  8. Sarah McLachlan: Solace (Nettwerk)

Hardcore
  1. Nation Of Ulysses: 13-Point Program To Destroy America (Dischord)
  2. Pegboy: Strong Reaction (Quarterstick)
  3. Dwarves: Thank Heaven For Little Girls (SubPop)
  4. Screeching Weasel: My Brain Hurts (Lookout)
  5. Fugazi: Steady Diet Of Nothing (Dischord)
  6. Creamers: Stick It In Your Ear (Triple X)
  7. Hole: Pretty On The Inside (Caroline)
  8. Tumor Circus: self-titled (Alternative Tentacles>

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1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Best of the 1960's Best of the 1970's Best of the 1980's Best of the 1990's Best of the 2000's