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1991: Nirvana and Metallica Change Rock Forever

It’s generally held that 1967 was a landmark year for rock music. Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced, Cream’s Disraeli Gears, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – all of those albums were released that year and they all had an instant and jarring effect on music history, with particular impact on guitarists. A similar impact was felt around the world in 1991 with the release of several extremely influential albums – U2’s Achtung Baby, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Pearl Jam’s Ten, My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless, Primal Scream’s Screamadelica). Among this elite crop were a pair of very different but equally epoch-changing records: Nirvana’s Nevermind and Metallica’s self-titled album (often referred to…
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2012 Record Store Day Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas shopping is in full swing, and if you’re anything like me, that means it’s time to buy some music. On Black Friday, I stopped by a local record store and picked up some goodies available via Record Store Day’s “Back to Black Friday” initiative. Among my prized positions: the 20th anniversary edition of Nirvana’s Incesticide on 12” vinyl and the limited-edition, 10” vinyl of Mad Season’s famed single, “River of Deceit.” The folks behind National Record Store Day have hooked up a bevy of holiday releases available exclusively…
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