The Culture Corner: The Legacy Of Two 1991 Albums Released On The Same Day : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN We're taking listeners back 30 years ago, to a memorable day in music history — September 24, 1991. On that day, two important records were released: Nirvana's Nevermind and A Tribe Called Quest's Low End Theory.

The Culture Corner: The Legacy Of Two 1991 Albums Released On The Same Day

The Culture Corner: Nirvana And A Tribe Called Quest

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Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (left) by Michael Ochs Archives, Q-Tip and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest (right) by Roger Kisby Getty Images hide caption

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Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (left) by Michael Ochs Archives, Q-Tip and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest (right) by Roger Kisby

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Playlist

  • Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
  • Color Me Badd, "I Adore Mi Amor"
  • A Tribe Called Quest, "Excursions"
  • A Tribe Called Quest, "Check The Rhime"
  • Nirvana, "In Bloom"
  • Nirvana, "Come As You Are"

We're taking listeners back 30 years ago, to a memorable day in music history: September 24, 1991. On that day, two important records — that would later become massively influential — were released, Nirvana's Nevermind and A Tribe Called Quest's Low End Theory.

World Cafe correspondent John Morrison returns with a new edition of The Culture Corner, discussing the significance of the date, including how it was the culmination of the cultural incubation of artists in the 80s. Listen to the full episode via the audio player above.

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