Well, I'm almost too late for the UKers, but Kill Uncle was released in the UK 17 years ago today (March 4th, 1991). It was released the next day in the US & Canada. I've told this story here before, but I remember giving advance notice to my dorm roommates that I'd need the stereo for a couple hours that day to digest it. One of my roommates came back to the room when I was halfway finished, and asked my opinion so far. I gave it a thumbs down. Still do, too. (Sorry, Corrissey!) Thankfully, Morrissey was back in fine form a year later.
Read more about it at Passions.
Somehow I doubt that this thread will attract as much attention as the "Suedehead" one did.