"One of the most freakish examples of shifting popular concensus in music history. When released, Rolling Stone donned it with 3 stars. Within a few months, the building momentum behind Smells Like Teen Spirit changed the pop music aesthetic forever, and the whole of the rock press doubled backed into revisionist historians. Frankly, Nevermind is 1991 AotY by default."
"Kevin Shield's masterpiece is so much more than merely a pillar of shoegaze music. Beneath the fluid production is a set of perfect pop songs that reveal themselves slowly through the lush cinematic haze."
"It's still a point of contention among U2 fans which is the better album between this or The Joshua Tree. In fact, music fans in general can be defined by whether you're a Joshua Tree guy or Achtung Baby guy. In any event, this record represents one of the best bands ever at the peak of its powers."
"A brilliant, opaque masterpiece of sounds that sneaks up on the listener. At first, its difficult even understanding what you hear. Repeat listens reveal one of the most seldom uncovered treasures of its time and a hugely important moment in the development of post-rock."
"The last time G'n'R was truly great, at it's time of release I actually preferred UYI2. However, this album has aged much better. It's not as weighed down by over-produced epics and where it is, it features their best, November Rain. The albums only true misstep is Coma, a total mess of Axl ego run amuck."
"The album that made metal mainstream, there is no way bands like Korn exist on radio without the success of this album. After the Black Album pop music was forever heavier. Metallica was also one of the few 80s holdovers to be huge in the 90s, and this record still sounds great."
"Pearl Jam's Ten might be the most purely enjoyable album of the decade. Like Rumours was in '77 its something everyone can agree on. The discs most underated moment is Garden, a track as lush as a song called Garden should be."