Classic Rock Review of the Year 1991
Perhaps one of the most transitional years in rock history, 1991 introduced a whole new crop of artists and bands that would play a major role in shaping music for the next decade and beyond. Almost overnight, the trend of glitzy hair metal and bubbly pop gave way to the darker, more down to earth and experimental sensibilities of grunge. Seattle, Wash, USA played a huge role in shaping this scene with acts such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Soundgarden.
On the flip side, the year also contained several albums by established from the 1980s such as U2, Van Halen, Guns n Roses, Metallica, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, many of which were highly successful breakthrough albums which would come to define these bands.
|Reviews from 1991|
|Final 1991 Poll Results|
|Q: What is the best album of 1991?
Conducted on our site, July-August, 2011
|Other 1991 Albums of Note|
The year 1991 included the last significant albums by Van Halen, Genesis, Joe Walsh, and Dire Straits (NOTE: bothe Joe Wlash and Van Halen did release albums in 2012, the year after this summary was published). Also releasing albums this year were Ozzy Osbourne, Jethro Tull, Warren Zevon, Frank Zappa, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Yes, and Rush.
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