Sigh. 1991 (and 92 ) was a hell of a period for these guys. Though you could certainly say a lot of their best work was done outside this period, that was a hell of a time to be from that little corner of the world.
Post by mikediastavrone96 on May 18, 2017 16:09:27 GMT
1. Nevermind - Can't say anything about it that hasn't already been said before. 2. Dirt - Great. 3. Badmotorfinger - Really dig it and set the stage for Superunknown to be even better. 4. Ten - I hate Pearl Jam aside from "Black" which I think is just alright.
I really need to listen to all of these albums again especially as "Dirt" is the only one out of the four that I would probably consider to be my favorite album from that band.
1. "Nevermind" - I admit I didn't listen to this as much as the other three albums, but out of all these albums, there's no denying that this is a classic album which changed the world and music scene forever.
2. "Ten" - it was a long time before my parents bought a CD player, so this ended up being the first CD I ever bought. There's a lot of classic songs on it, and in some ways, Pearl Jam was a better or rather better sounding band before things got too political and before the other band members other than Eddie Vedder started to contribute songs.
3. "Badmotorfinger" - it has one of my favorite songs "Outshined" on it, but I think it's actually more metal than grunge. Not that that's bad, but I guess overall I preferred "Nevermind" and "Ten" to listen to over and over. Now "Superunknown" would be an album that I'd rank number one out of all the albums that came from that era. In fact I would consider if one of the top ten rock albums of all time.
4. "Dirt" - Probably my favorite Alice in Chains album, and there's a lot of great songs on it like "Rooster" and "Would?", but I don't think it quite tops the other three albums.
Love them all and listened to them a great deal as a teenager. Although will say that 'Dirt' is the only one here that I think is the best effort from the band in question.
I was just going with the 91 (and 92) albums! I think actually only Ten is my favourite from the 4 of them, so I'm with you on that
Oh yes, I just thought that worth noting. Even regarding the other big 91/92 releases in the genre outside of the big 4 (Pretty On The Inside, Dry, Fontanelle, Dirty, Trompe le Monde, Green Mind, Bandwagonesque, Gish, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge)... in almost every case I think the bands went on to do greater work afterwards, or for a few of them their earlier noisier roots were their peak. But you're totally right, to paraphrase the title of that documentary, 1991 was certainly the year punk broke. Very essential efforts from everyone.