And A Swoon, Gladly: The Most Significant Albums Of 1991, Part Two

11 thoughts on “And A Swoon, Gladly: The Most Significant Albums Of 1991, Part Two”

  1. Another great post, brought back more fond memories. Two albums you haven’t mentioned in part one or two, which I personally think are worth a mention (but other people might think are pants) are ‘Eat Yourself Whole’ by Kingmaker & ‘The First of Too Many’ by Senseless Things. Both are great and make me feel 16 again 🙂 Are you going to follow this up with a look at the albums from 1992, would be a shame to stop here?

    1. Cheers SB.

      Never a huge Senseless Things fan personally. Always considered them something of a poor man’s Mega City Four (who themselves didn’t float my flotilla, but were always sensational live). Kingmaker actually supported the Stuffies on that gig I mentioned in the previous post’s comments – it did cross my mind to include ‘Eat Yourself Whole’ – it was their high water mark – but had to draw the line somewhere, otherwise 1991 (a sensational year for music) would have been in ten parts.

      And if your thing is year-by-year significant albums, the series starts at 1980 and will finish at 2010 – just click the category tag just above the comment section to pick your year of choice (will be interesting to see if you agree / disagree with anything).

  2. Now we’re talking… After reading part one of your musings on 1991, I waited, breath bated, for part two to see if you would also include that wonderful album by that great bunch of Scottish gents and joy, you did. “Bandwagonesque” is easily my favourite of the Fannies albums, a much better long player than the one by that Pixies rip off band from Seattle, who will go unnamed. 1991 was another of my fave years for music. Love what you’re doing with this series.

    1. Agreed! ‘Nevermind’ – significant in a musical context, but not an especially great album.

      ‘Bandwagonesque’ on the other other hand: significant and adorable in equal measure. Might just prefer their ‘Grand Prix’ album (although that’s for personal reasons), but this LP slots in tightly to the swathe of sunny, West of Scotland jangle pop that starts somewhere around the début Orange Juice record, travels via The Pastels and continues to this day in bars and clubs scattered over Glasgow.

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