Date: 11-29-13 02:05
I thought we were voting for best albums from that year.
Yeah, we were. I just don't think anyone who voted for Bleach honestly stuck to that criteria. Nevermind was not so good that it retroactively made Bleach one of the the best albums of its year. Nevermind boosted the debut's significance, but it didn't do a damn thing for its quality.
It remains a middling album with one pretty great original and one decent cover tune and a whole lot of "meh" filler, whether or not the same band (more or less) recorded "Smells Like Teen Spirit" two years later.