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Was Music Better 21 Years Ago [POLL]

Billboard Dec 1991/Jan 1992 (The Rob / 106-1 KISS-FM)

Last week I was a watching a VH1 documentary on Nirvana and the music scene in the early 90s.  As they often do during shows like these, they’ll flash up a quick image of the Billboard charts from when the band hit #1.

 

This particular chart, from December 1991, struck me as very poignant.  To me, I think the greatest year of music was probably 1991.  Many of my Top 20 favorite albums came out in 1991 (almost all of them came out between 1987-1992).  To me, this made me think that this could be the best-looking chart in the history of music.  Which chart do you prefer, the chart from December 1991, or December 2012?

December 1991*

  1. Nirvana – Nevermind
  2. Garth Brooks – Ropin the Wind
  3. M.C. Hammer – 2 Legit 2 Quit
  4. U2 – Achtung Baby
  5. Michael Jackson – Dangerous
  6. Boyz II Men – Cooleyhighharmony
  7. Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion II
  8. Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I
  9. Metalica – Metallica [The Black Album]
  10. Michael Bolton – Time, Love and Tenderness

 

December 2012~

  1. Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire
  2. Taylor Swift – Red
  3. One Direction – Take Me Home
  4. Phillip Phillips – The World From the Side of the Moon
  5. Rihanna – Unapologetic
  6. Kid Rock – Rebel Soul
  7. Pink – The Truth About Love
  8. Jason Aldean – NIght Train
  9. Keyshia Cole – Woman to Woman
  10. Mumford & Sons – Babel

 

*For the purposes of this article, the albums representing December 1991 actually came from January 1992

~For the purposes of the article, compilation discs and Christmas albums have been omitted

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