"Was September 1991 the best month ever for albums?" That was the question posed by Sam Richards in an article for the BBC published last month. "Probably not" is I think the correct answer, but it was nevertheless worth dwelling on the stature and legacy (whether celebrated or dubious) of some of the records released that month: Nirvana's Nevermind, of course, as well as the twin bloated behemoths that are Guns 'N' Roses Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End Theory, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Primal Scream's Screamadelica and Orbital's self-titled LP.
It's a shame I didn't come across the piece until after we'd recorded Episode 9 of Sounding Bored, focusing on Nevermind - it would have been good to have made mention of the clip of Butch Vig talking about how much hearing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' for the first time blew him away.
I should add that the clip Richards used to accompany the snippet about Screamadelica - Bobby Gillespie talking about the album to Jarvis Cocker on the latter's 6Music radio show - actually made me feel marginally more sympathetic towards the album (or to the concepts and context behind it, at least) than when we committed our thoughts on it to Episode 2 back in March.