Was it something in the air? The water? It’s impossible know why it happened, but Sept 24, 1991 is considered to be one of the greatest album release days in modern music history.
For starters, it’s the day Nirvana released their landmark album Nevermind.
I cant believe it's 30 years! CRAZY!
— Butch Vig (@butchvig) September 24, 2021
But that wasn’t the only classic album hitting stores that day. Two other undisputed classic albums were released that day:
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magik
A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory
But wait, there’s more! Sept. 24, 1991 was also the day these albums hit stores:
- Van Morrison, Hymns to the Silence
- Pixies, Trompe le Monde
- Primal Scream, Screamadelica
- The Cult, Ceremony
- Kyuss, Wretch
Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger was also scheduled for release on Sept. 24 but was pushed back to Oct. 8 due to “production problems.”
Bryan Adams’ album Waking Up the Neighbours also came out Sept. 24. It’s since sold 16 million copies worldwide, so while critics don’t fawn over it as they do Nevermind or The Low End Theory, the fans sure dug it.
We are playing songs from these albums (well…most of them) all day long today. Tune in and hear the magik.
Bonus trivia: John Prine’s incredible self-titled debut album came out 50 years ago yesterday on Sept. 23, 1971.
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