Monday, November 14, 2005


Staying on a musical theme. Yesterday I was at a music store looking at CDs and the only interesting new release was the new Depeche Mode album which I refused to buy because it has Copy Control. The shop has one of those loyalty cards where you get a free CD whenever you buy 10. I was looking at my card and I've bought 7 CDs since last December. It's not me, it's just that the music isn't as good as it used to be. When was the last time we had a year like 1991? All the following albums were released that year:

Nirvana - Nevermind
Metallica - Metallica (the Black album)
Pearl Jam - Ten
U2 - Achtung Baby
R.E.M. - Out of Time
Sting - The Soul Cages
Massive Attack - Blue Lines
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion
Prince - Diamonds and Pearls
Electronic - Electronic
Michael Jackson - Dangerous
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Primal Scream - Screamadalica
Seal - Seal (the first album)
Simple Minds - Real Life
Spin Doctors - Pocketful of Kryptonite

Was that a great year for music or what. Which year would you choose and why?


A Yahya said...

I think I have to question ur taste in music a bit. Anyway for me, if it aint khaleeji then I am not interested, but 91 did have some ground-breaking and important albums released that year:

Massive Attack - Blue Lines (thats when RnB grew up for a little while)

Red Hot Chillies - Blood Sugar... (predates all those Fred Durst clones we have nowadays)

Michael Jackson - Dangerous (His last ever good album)


Mindazi said...

Another one for '91:
EPMD - Business As Usual

illogicist said...

my year is 1996 for sure - for reasons most of you wouldnt know. its just that some archetypal metal albums came out that year, brilliant ones.

To be fair, 2005 has been a great year for underground metal as well.

oh, and 1992, if only because of the RATM debut.

NaBHaN said...

which year was sarah mclachlan's surfacing album released?

hmm..anyways.. I bought it in 1998 so I'm going to pick that year..cause Madonna's ray of light was released back then as well.

ColOman said...

The year was 1983/1984.

Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Lionel Richie, made music that change the world forever.

That was the best era.

muscati said...

ColOman - 1984 was definitely a great year for music albums as well though it doesn't have as much of a significance for me beyond Purple Rain which I can still listen to today. Albums that came out in 1984 (list from

Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
Madonna - Like a Virgin
Sade - Diamond Life
U2 - Unforgetable Fire
Tina Turner - Private Dancer
Bryan Adams - Reckless
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA.
Van Halen - 1984
Wham! - Make it Big
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Pleasuredome
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Legend, the best of.
Foreigner - Agent Provacteur
ZZ Top - Elimantor

muscati said...


U2 - Joshua Tree
Def Leppard - Hysteria
Sting - Nothing Like The Sun
Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
George Michael - Faith
Fleetwood Mac - Tango in the Night
Michael Jackson - Bad
Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Prince - Sign O the Times
Dirty Dancing soundtrack (this one's for OD)