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Nevermind

Nirvana

1991

Nevermind

Album Summary

Nevermind is the second studio album by the American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24, 1991, by DGC Records. It was Nirvana's first release on a major label and the first to feature drummer Dave Grohl. Produced by Butch Vig, Nevermind features a more polished, radio-friendly sound than the band's prior work. Recording took place at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California, and Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin in May and June 1991, with mastering being completed in August of that year at The Mastering Lab in Hollywood, California. Written primarily by frontman Kurt Cobain, the album is noted for channeling a range of emotions, being noted as dark, humorous, and disturbing. Thematically, it includes anti-establishment views, anti-sexism, frustration, alienation and troubled love inspired by Cobain's broken relationship with Bikini Kill's Tobi Vail. Contrary to the popular hedonistic themes of drugs and sex at the time, writers have observed that Nevermind re-invigorated sensitivity to mainstream rock. According to Cobain, the sound of the album was influenced by bands such as Pixies, R.E.M., the Smithereens, and the Melvins. While the album is considered a cornerstone of the grunge genre, it is noted for its musical diversity, which includes acoustic ballads ("Polly" and "Something in the Way") and punk-inspired hard rock ("Territorial Pissings" and "Stay Away").Nevermind became an unexpected critical and commercial success, charting highly on charts across the world. By January 1992, it reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and was selling approximately 300,000 copies a week. The lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" reached the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and went on to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Its video was also heavily rotated on MTV. Three other successful singles were released: "Come as You Are", "Lithium", and "In Bloom". The album was voted the best album of the year in Pazz & Jop critics' poll, while "Smells Like Teen Spirit" also topped the single of the year and video of the year polls. The album also garnered the band three Grammy Award nominations in total across the 34th and 35th Grammy Awards, including Best Alternative Music Album. Nevermind and its singles' success propelled Nirvana to being widely regarded as the biggest band in the world, with Cobain being dubbed by critics as the "voice of his generation". The album brought grunge and alternative rock to a mainstream audience while ending the dominance of hair metal, drawing similarities to the early 1960s British Invasion of American popular music. It is also often credited with initiating a resurgence of interest in punk culture among teenagers and young adults of Generation X. It has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. In March 1999, it was certified Diamond by the RIAA. Among the most acclaimed and influential albums in the history of music, it was added to the National Recording Registry in 2004 as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important", and is frequently ranked on lists of the greatest albums of all time.

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4.39

Votes

5100

Genres

  • Rock
  • Grunge
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5

Stone cold classic album. The three-track opening run on here could beat out most albums in existence. I feel like most retrospective discussion of Nirvana tends to focus on the lore of Kurt Cobain or the grunge movement that he inspired, but what gets lost is the fact that Nirvana really ROCKED. Sometimes it sneaks up on you, like on "Lithium" and "Come As You Are." Or verses will be softer followed by heavy hooks. The point is that pretty much every song on here hits hard. Even the deeper album cuts are great, no fat on here to trim. And I never knew that Nirvana was a three-piece band! That in itself always impresses me. All three do an excellent job, but special shout-out to Dave Grohl for his drumming, especially on "In Bloom." Favorite tracks: In Bloom, Lithium, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Something in the Way. Album art: Iconic. I can't imagine how many teens brought this album home from the store to absolute shock from their parents. "What kind of pervert crap is this, Lucas? You can see the baby's dink! Is that what you like, sicko? Go to your room!" I've always felt like I shouldn't look at Nevermind Baby. He's chasing a bag, and I should mind my own business. I wonder if Nevermind Baby is still alive? Has he learned about clothing yet? Maybe that's why he was chasing a dollar, so he could afford a diaper. Nevermind Baby is all alone in this open water world. 5/5

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shid pant

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The most overrated rock album of the 90s.

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Normie asf

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5

Just an absolute monster of an album. Wall to wall melody, brilliant lyrics and heavy tunes!

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5

great record reckon they'll go far

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5

It's amazing that Courtney Love still hasn't been convicted

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5

the third album I get that is currently on the top 20 of the generator. This is it people, the top tier, I mean, no one hates on Fleetwood Mac (I myself rated it 5) but Nirvana has had a lot of haters ever since they came out, so its high rate is even more impressive. Nevermind is an almost perfect album, I've been hearing it ever since it came out (I was 5 at the time) and I have always loved it. this is one for the generations.

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“Nevermind” by Nirvana (1991) In my eighteen years as a Protestant minister, I experienced, on dozens of occasions, the responsibility/privilege/horror of that moment in funerary rituals where ‘the preacher’ stands at the head of the open casket, aiming to project empathy and comfort, and looking into the eyes of each mourner filing past and gazing upon the deceased. Some of those eyes were inconsolably sad, some were forlorn, some loving, some fearful, some resolutely formal, some unconvincingly nonchalant. But there were those occasional eyes, easy to spot, that expressed a feeling of being cast off, alienated—emoting an anxious disconnect with the universe of human interrelation. The expression of that precise feeling is the artistic achievement of Nevermind. Throughout this album, singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Cobain evokes, battles, and embraces abjection, like snapshots from the biblical Book of Jonah (e.g., 1:16; 2:4-6a; 4:7-9). And he does it with a lyrical and musical integration that grips the listener and won’t let go. By the fifth measure of the first song (“Smells Like Teen Spirit”), the listener is hooked. Punk power chords, heavy bass and raspy, blood chilling screams prompt the sympathetic listener to engage the mystery, dangerously tilting toward the irrational (e.g., the completely capsizing outro to “Territorial Pissings”). Variations in mood and dynamics march us steadily toward the wilderness of alienation. Even in mocking the listener who doesn’t understand, but just thinks it’s cool (“In Bloom”), Cobain is relentless in his darkness and brutality. And the rage of this track is immediately and necessarily followed by the almost convincing invitation (“Come as You Are”) to the friendly fellowship of the remembrance of things past, horrifying though they may be. “I swear”, he says, “I don’t have a gun.” Fearsome apathy in the face of erotic longing (“Breed”) is followed by an anti-therapeutic prescription (“Lithium”) for the poet’s psychotic pose In the line “I'm so happy 'cause today I found my friends, they're in my head”. Recorded music doesn’t have to be redemptive or morally uplifting to soar as art. The listener calls to mind literary analogies (think of Mailer, Capote, Burgess, Poe, Wolff, and even the Bible, if one has a little imagination [Hint: the Book of Ecclesiastes]). But it does have to have resolution. And on Nevermind, the closing dirge (“Something in the Way”) resolves in the despair of a barely-surviving homeless man who nevertheless musters a certain level of sensitivity to the animals he encounters. He cannot bring himself to eat or otherwise damage sentient creatures. There’s ‘something in the way’. Listen to this dark, dark album to fortify an appreciation of the Light. The experience will, perhaps counterintuitively, make you grateful. Like Jonah in the belly of the fish (Jonah chapter 2). 5/5

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I don't like nirvana

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shit album

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5

A masterpiece rock album that changed everything in the 90s. Amazing production, classic songs, great run time, stands the test of time.

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5

Nirvana’s “Nevermind” is one of my favorite albums of all time. It means so much to me that it’s difficult to articulate why it‘s left such a massive impact on me over the years. “Nevermind” is a masterwork of power and emotional potency...a tremendous force to be reckoned with. “Nevermind” is possessed with a unique energy that transports me to the time in which it was released, and the excitement of that era must have been palpable. Almost 30 years after its release, “Nevermind” remains utterly vital and absolutely fantastic. Kurt Cobain had a brilliant knack for melody, and each song on this album is crafted to such perfection. The catchiness of those melodies matched with the unbridled ferocity makes for a spectacular experience. Kurt’s voice has such a unique quality to it, and he takes it to daring places throughout this album. Kurt’s guitar, Krist Novoselic’s bass, and Dave Grohl’s drums sound so heavy across “Nevermind”, and there are so many different sounds on this album that I love. Butch Vig’s production on this album is excellent, and the cover art for this album is perfect because for me, this album sounds splendidly aquatic and frequently like the color blue. I always feel so greatly energized and in awe by “Nevermind”, an album that I will continue to cherish for the rest of my life.

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Just because it is the most accessible Nirvana album doesn't mean it is the weakest; not by a long shot. A tour de force of bringing the grunge movement into the mainstream purely on it's incredible songwriting and melodies, not to mention the great rhythm section between Grohl and Novoselic

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If you ever want to understand or explain Gen X, just listen to "Smells Like Teen Spirit". There are so many lines that could serve as a motto for Generation X. "Here we are now, entertain us." Or my favorite, "Oh well. Whatever. Nevermind." Yes, this is the one that fulfilled all the promises of grunge, underground and indie music, as Nirvana blended all of their influences, from John Lennon to the Pixies and the Meat Puppets, in ways that spoke to the masses. But I think more than that, it was the perfect Gen X signifier. One of the more surprising things on relistening is how there are no skips. The only skippable song is the closing track, "Endless, Nameless". But since it's the final song, you really don't need to skip it as much as you can just stop listening to the album. Whether or not that was Kurt Cobain's intention, stopping the album in the middle of the last song is another Gen X trait. Oh well, whatever. Nevermind.

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Eh

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Perfectly fine but massively overrated since day one. I refuse to continue that trend.

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Do I have to? Never again

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5

4.5 | La gente puede querer ser pedante, puede intentar sobreexplicar las cosas, podríamos ponernos a decir si este es un disco sobrevalorado, decir que "Nirvana ni siquiera era la mejor banda de Seattle," que en este disco se vendieron o cualquier otra sarta de razones para hacerse ver más "conocedor" y sentirse por encima de todos. El hecho es que este disco es la razón por la que un movimiento de música local que llevaba unos años brotando explotó y cambió por completo la escena musical y a una generación, impuso y a fin de cuentas creó un movimiento entero que, aun si alguien quiere atacar diciendo que la mayoría de las personas no lo entendían y solo lo seguían por moda, en el fondo tuvo un núcleo fuerte y no se puede desestimar. Este disco cambió por completo la dirección de la música por al menos diez años y hoy en día al escucharlo en general sigue vigente, fresco y tan contestatario a la música de machos y el rock vacío como en su lanzamiento. Hacía una buena cantidad de tiempo que no me sentaba a escucharlo completo de una sentada y mayormente creo me sigue agradando mucho. El inicio, la combinación de Smells, In Bloom y Come As You Are es sin ninguna duda quizá de los inicios más fuertes y sólidos que hay en cualquier disco al grado que pensé por un momento que después de estos años el resto no lograría mantenerse y sentiría un bajón. Es cierto que el resto del disco no logra ese mismo nivel pero casi todas las canciones siguen siendo buenas, esa mezcla de punk y metal relentizados, esas letras crudas hablando de juventudes desencantadas, problemas de salud mental, violaciones, la vida de los indigentes; temas que eran impensables durante todos los 80s y que lograron agarrar a todo el público general. Todo el disco tiene calidad, mensaje y relevancia. Siempre he sentido un tope pequeño al llegar a Drain You y Lounge Act, que si bien no son malas canciones son las que se sienten un poco más genéricas y como si copiaran varias cosas de canciones anteriores, sin embargo el disco se recupera de inmediato con Stay Away y termina con un par excelente de canciones, hablando de manera realmente empática y pesimista sobre personas indigentes y finalmente casi escupiendo en Endless Nameless a todo el resto del disco con una canción que deja chica a Territorial Pissings y pareciera que se burla de lo comercial y sanitizado que pueden escucharse algunas de las otras pistas, recordándonos que la banda en realidad tiene carácter y que, a pesar del éxito, se mantiene con cierta integridad en su concepto.

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5

I really love this album. So much nostalgia. The first 7 tracks are basically perfect. Drain you and Lounge Act lost my focus a little, but still good songs. I dislike Stay Away, but On a Plain gets me right back into it. Endless, Nameless is trash, but I don't really count it against the album since it wasn't on the original and was a hidden track later.

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5

I think I love this album more at this point in my life than I have at any other point. The standard for what drums should sound like on a rock album. If these songs weren’t also loud hard rock songs, they could easily all be top 10 pop hits with different production. For all of the things rock music has become since it’s inception, I’m hard pressed to think of a better example of a rock album that’s also incredibly popular in mainstream culture.

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5

Classic grunge album. Pretty much the album that introduced everyone to the Seattle sound on a massive scale. The quiet/LOUD/quiet thing got repetitive though. Also I think it was easy to overlook the actual artistry of the music because it was so plastered on MTV.

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I remember when Nevermind broke through the zeitgeist, it was unavoidable. Everyone was talking about it, and images of Cobain and the album cover were everywhere. I wasn't listening to radio much, and I was deeply suspicious of anything too popular, and I was deeply repulsed by the cover art, which I took unironically, rather than as social criticism, so I studiously avoided all things Nirvana. At the time, I was working an overnight shift, and the store I was working in happened to have the tape lying around, so I put it on out of morbid curiosity and an impulse to give it a fair chance. (This is also how I discovered Beck's Mellow Gold and Odelay). I was blown away. First, there was Dave Grohl's titanic drum sound. Then there was Cobain's anguished howls, which were somehow always musical. Then there was the sense of humor, lack of self pity, and empathy in the lyrics. And the songs, while being simple, didn't feel stupid simple, more like stripped to essentials with just wall to wall hooks. And then, towards the end of the album, there were haunting ballads, like Something in the Way. It felt like Kurt was channeling the angst of an entire generation of kids, and it was totally cathartic. There is a tendency these days to downplay Nevermind as "simply a great modern punk record," no doubt because Kurt himself compared his band to The Knack, but that's a little like saying that Exile On Mainstream is just a rock 'n roll record. Likewise, some will say that it's too slick, but Butch Vig's studio sheen created an unbearable tension with Nevermind's punk intent that exponentially increased its power. No, Nevermind is absolutely one of a handful of indisputably great grunge records.

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5

The album that renewed an entire generation. Popularized the grunge genre that shifted rock's tone and lyrical subject toward more personal and gritty subjects, relying less on established principles and more on embracing techniques that capture the spirit of the music you play. And here Kurt Cobain embodies this spirit more than anyone else, playing the guitar however he feels like, sounding like no other. This album is one of the most accessible in grunge. With catchy tunes and a pop-oriented focus, anyone could easily recognize and fall in love with these songs. The high production value helps cement these songs as fantastic works. Subject matter is full of grit; the lyrics are unforgettable. Not just the catchy hooks. Love the vocals, but on first listen, some listeners may find it difficult to hear what he says for many of the songs, but after a while it clears up, noticing all sorts of nonsense that characterizes the narrator. Whether that be a windower on the virge of a mental breakdown in "Lithium" or Cobain himself as a self-conscious teenage idol as in "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Some rough songs like "Territorial Pissings" and "Endless Nameless" that allow for Cobain's creativity, something he would get much more of in the next album In Utero. There are so many things I love about all the songs that it's difficult for me to pick out favorites. Of course I sing along to the more well-known pop songs, and I rock out to the less known garage songs. But this album flows perfectly well from start to finish with not a single weak song.

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5

Since this is one of those albums that has long ago been placed in the echelons of rock music's greatest hits, I think it's one that people might be too eager to jump to the conclusion that it's overhyped or not deserving of the praise it receives. But of course, that's nonsense. Even if you're tired of hearing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' for the billionth time, it's hard to deny that Cobain tapped into something otherworldly with not only that indie and punk rock inspired masterpiece, but with every single track on this album. Putting aside the well known singles (for my money, Lithium is the superior of the four), not only is every song on this album worth listening to, every song on this album is fan-freaking-tastic. Who can forget 'Drain You', it's bizarre 'guitar solo' and a punk-rock yet Beatles-esque catchiness? The haunting closure of 'Something in the Way', or Cobain maximizing how much gravel he can incorporate into his signature screams in 'Territorial Pissings'. There's no denying so many of these songs saw additional life breathed into them due to Nirvana's seminal 'Unplugged' album, but that doesn't make them any less impressive.

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5

Fuck yeah. I'm so excited to hear this that I might shoot myself in the face. I'm having a midlife crisis. I've recently bought a pair of leather trousers, dyed my hair blonde and now drive a ferrari. I fuck midgets in a warehouse at the weekend and keep one in the shed as a slave. Nirvana reminds me of a time when I didn't do any of those things and I miss those times. Help me.

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5

Few albums can be said to truly define a generation but Nevermind is one of them. Just iconic song after iconic song.

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Smells Like Team Spirit reminds me of going out with my second boyfriend, Sam Coleman (Dan Metcalf was so fleeting I'm not sure it counts). Sam was a rock-head and I wanted to impress him with my music knowledge. I was already dabbling in rock (this is was not too far off my gentle transition from S Club 7 to Green Day), but went all out I listened to my brother's various volumes of Air Guitar - a compilation of rock hits. Nirvana was on it, as was Teenage Kicks. Which again reminds me of that very exciting time going out with Sam, despite us actually not having an awful lot of contact. Anyway, once I had listened to Nirvana I had quite a bit to say to Sam via MSN Messenger and it must have worked cos he wrote my initials and hearts ALL over his pencil case, alongside a large 'rock on' hand symbol drawing.

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5

All time classic.

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5

Classic

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12/7 Classic.

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only found out yesterday that the foo fighters guy was in nirvana but apparently its common knowledge. wild. good album, just kinda take everything i say abt in utero but instead of being really noisy and raw this albums a bit more polished. personally i like this one more just since i kinda think the production fits how catchy the songs can be a bit more. also it doesnt have scentless apprentice on it so thats an automatic plus. tired rn but very good album 9/10

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5

It's just hit after hit and even the songs that aren't radio singles are good. This album lives on the fuzzy, disallusioned edge of the punk movement and I love it for its sheer nihilistic angst.

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Nice

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5

Iconic album

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5

I wish it were my first time listening to it so I can both listen to it more objectively and re-experience that all over again, but even trying to pretend I hadn't heard it before, it's very much still an album where every song is one I'd rate at least a 4 and where there are more than enough 5-stars to warrant an album-wide 5. I can't believe I missed the day this one was our album!

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5

Monumental album in rock.

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5

Good Music

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5

Well this is just a legendary album!

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5

Great album, almost every song is a banger

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I mean cmon, it's Nevermind. Fucking great, perfect Punk music Come as you are and Territorial Pissings are my favorite songs. Catchy and hypnotic songs, perfect for any mood, I will forever love this album, just feels like a warm blanket. Thanks for the music Kurt, RIP. 8/8

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5

I can't be even close to objective about this one, it's too intrinsic to my tastes in music.

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5

Aint nothing wrong with this

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5

Killer album from front to back. Gets a little weaker later on in the album. Great lyrics, melodies. High 4.5

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5

Possibly the greatest album opener of all time. And doesn’t drop in quality much after that. Head banger

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5

Great. Classic

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5

I mean....

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5

Classic album.

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5

absolute bangers after bangers

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5

I mean, obvs.

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5

Historic favourite

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La primer vez que escuché a Nirvana fue en la secundaria y precisamente el Nevermind puede ser que soundgarden o pearljam sean mejores bandas pero nirvana (o mas bien Cobain) sabía como llegar a las entrañas de toda una generación tal vez sin querer hacerlo. Tenía tantos pedos en su cabeza y sabía como reflejarlo en música y letra. Tengo conocidos/amigos que aún hablan de teorías accerca de su muerte, recolectabamos artículos descompuestos o cosas que pudieramos destrozar al ritmo de sus canciones (lo llamabamos Nirvanazo) el hermano de un amigo es fan from hell y hasta la fecha hace fiesta de Nirvana cada 5 de abril Ver sus videos era impactante para mi en esa época, en ese momento era un grito de la juventud y de una generación que hoy en día veo que fue muy grande incluso para un sector bastante grande en México Me acabo de dar cuenta que Nirvana me gusta mucho y que es muy probable el haberlos escuchado sea la causa del gusto propio por seguir el sendero del Rock Tal vez el disco sea un 4 pero le voy a dar el 5 por lo que me han hecho vivir y sentir desde el momento en que escuché el primer guitarrazo de Smells con la entrada de la batería

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5

good shit

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Unreal how good this is

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oscillating bw a 4 and a 5. this album is no skip primarily in the beginning but overall each song needs to be studied and jammed to on their own. the songwriting is incredible and studying each song more would definitely feel more confident giving this album a 5. polly for example is such a smart and effective way to write about women’s experience with sexual abuse and shedding light on it through music; it's terrifying, and singing as the abuser produces such an eerie and uncomfortable effect and makes you hate the abuser and feel immense sympathy for "Polly". knowing how much kurt cobain championed women and women's autonomy provides more context, but this song as a whole is so well done. ending with something in the way closes out the album so well since it starts so "angry" and active, but ends calmer while still maintaining that angst and grunge.

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5

This is an amazing album. So many great songs and contains some of my favourite Nirvana tracks("Lithium", "Smells like teen spirit", "Breed" and "in Bloom"). This is the epitome of what Grunge is. I also think it to be their best album(aside from the MTV unplugged versions).

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5

Formative

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5

CLASSIC

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5

One of my all time favorites.

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5

Almost every song was a banger and I’d absolutely buy the vinyl

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5

Great album, could listen to it on replay for quite a while

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5

No notes needed

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5

Bängeri! Nirvana

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5

This album is a whole era in and out of itself. Never gets old. Back in the day I didn't pay much attention to it as it was everywhere and it wasn't underground enough for me (yeah, I was that teenager). However, by the time In Utero was released I had already embraced Nevermind and still love this album to this day. I listened to the remastered version for this review and really rocked to it.

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5

Les classiques sont pas des classiques pour rien. L'album est écoeurant du début à la fin (la dernière toune compte pas). Les vocals sont parfait, le drummer rentre au poste et la guitare est toujours parfaite. J'ai pas un mot à dire, c'est un album légendaire qui doit être écouter par tout le monde. Mon hit: Lithium. Si vous avez le fingerstyle, j'aime bien la version de Lost Fingers aussi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKp6MqMcXhM Mais on se fera pas de cachette, l'originale l'explose quand même.

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5

without words - one of the best albums ever released

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5

👏👏👏👏

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Je partais avec un préjugé négatif sur cet album, soit qu’il avait 2-3 hits (bien oui la 1-2-3) et le reste un amalgame de scrap. Mais j’ai écouter l’album avec mon oreille critique. J’ai réalisé que Polly, on a plain, drain you et stay away sont de solide tracks. Dans le fond, elles sont juste surplombé par les chef d’œuvre en début d’album. Je cautionne toute les bonnes critiques sur cet album. Je l’évite terrorial pissing et la dernière tracks pas rap!! Je lévite: come as you are !! Sérieux !! Grave cette toune la !! N’importe quelle humain peut dire que c’est un masterpiece

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5

Historic Collison of pop culture with underground

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5

Is there a better way to start a decade?

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5

Absolutely amazing

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5

classic

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5

absolute slap of an album. no bad songs on it and some absolute belters

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5

It still fucking rocks. All classics except I don't much care for the last song.

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5

Excellent, as always. It's amazing the energy you get when listening to this album

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5

Coincidentally today smells like teen spirit was playing on the radio on my drive back from work and Steve Wright said that the first time he played it on the radio he knew that “music had changed”. And it was never the same since. Another amazing album. I don’t think anyone will not score this five stars.

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5

Très bien, j'ai trouvé plus de variété que je pensais en écoutant les chansons moins connues.

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5

This album is landmark and stands up after 30 years. It came out the month I started high school and it still brings me back to 9th grade. There is a reason why it is legendary as the tunes are well crafted and the impact on music is still felt today.

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5

Almost shockingly good 90's rock. Totally enjoyable.

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5

Classic

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5

Obviously a 5. One of my first ever albums and just so many ridiculous tunes. Actually also think this is one of my favourite albums of all time. 5/5

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5

It's been a looooong time since I listened to a Nirvana album in its entirety (the unplugged live recording probably being the exception). I used to really love Nirvana as a pre-teen and obviously my music tastes have changed again and again. Revisiting it so many years later I'm sort of surprised by how good this album really is. I don't think it's the nostalgia speaking, since the vast majority of music I liked as a teen makes me cringe now. It's just a really really good album, very well-rounded too. The only song I didn't like was the last one, which was originally omitted and then added as a hidden, final track. Omitting it was probably the right thing to do. But still a fantastic album overall.

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5

30 años escuchándolo y cada vez que vuelvo a él me gusta como el primer día. Pocas veces daré cinco estrellas tan convencido.

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5

Everything about this album is great. Just no way around it.

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5

Easily a 5 for me. I was already obsessed with more than half of these songs bahahah

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5

Love this album top 100

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5

A classic

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5

Strong album as expected by one of the 90's pillars of grunge. 'Endless, Nameless' cracking end to the whole discourse of Nevermind. Forgot it was coming though and it blew my earphones off.

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5

Listened to this so much in my early teens when I was depressed as shit and I thought I was edgy lol. It's the first album we've had so far that I've already heard all the way through several times. It must've done so much for the genre and is one of the defining albums of the 90s culturally imo. And Dave Grohl on drums!! My favourite single is In Bloom and my favourite non-single is probably Drain You. But there's not a bad song on here.

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5

An amazing album from front to back and one of my go-to listening staples. Probably one of the greatest albums of all time.

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5

I love this album, super easy listening, my Dad used to blast Lithium and Drain You when he would clean the house when I was a kid, so it brings back happy memories. Even without the nostalgia, the actual songs are really good too, there isn't a song on here I don't like.

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5

I knew I was going to enjoy this one because I was familiar with the singles but what completely won me over was how punk and hardcore this album can get. There’s a ton of diversity here and I get why this record changed music seemingly overnight.

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5

So raw and powerful - an absolute must listen. Some songs aren't as good, but most are incredible

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5

It's the most popular album from a popular music group changing the game and what was popular.

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5

The definition of an instant classic. There isn't a single bad song on this album.

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5

¡PERO LA PUTA MADRE QUE DISCAZO! Me transporta a mi preadolescencia cuando escuché por primera vez "Come as you are" en la casa de mis primos jugando al Quake (1996). Está TAN bueno el album que es más fácil poner los temas que NO me gustan: "Territorial Pissings" , "Stay Away", "Endless, Nameless" 5/5 no se diga más.

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5

"I'm so happy, 'cos today I found my friends... They're in my head" No es sorpresa que hayamos tardado tan poco en llegar a uno de los tantos discos grabados en el mítico Sound City de Los Angeles. Quien no conozca, es el estudio donde grabaron discos personajes desconocidos de la música como Johnny Cash, Guns ‘N Roses, Fleetwood Mac, Slipknot, Tom Petty y tantos otros provenientes de la generación de la cinta de 24 tracks. La diferencia notoria con los discos de hoy está dentro del compromiso en cada track. Grabando en cinta no existe el ProTools, si le erraste a una nota no la podés arreglar y te toca grabar toda la sección de nuevo. Por ende, las canciones que se escuchan en este álbum son producto de toma tras toma tras toma tras toma hasta tener la versión perfecta. Y la verdad es que se nota muchísimo en una banda de hard rock como Nirvana (no, no hacían grunge, basta) la cual DEBERIA caracterizarse por un sonido crudo y distorsionado, pero no… Cada tema tiene un nivel de pulido y amor que no tiene comparación con otras entregas del género. Sobre el disco en sí, hay mil cosas que se podrían decir. Fue uno de los primeros que me hizo sentir parte de un grupo, hence el titulo de este intento de review. Venís de escuchar las Spice Girls o los Hanson y te encontrás con gente que siente y canta cosas que todavía no podías poner en palabras pero que te pasaban en el pecho y la experiencia es cuasi mágica. Desde la calma interrumpida de Lithium hasta la desesperanzada Something in the Way el rango del disco es incomparable junto a otros discos de esta banda. Un momento estás reventando un auto a patadas mientras suena Breed y al otro estás tirado en el sillon contemplando el suicidio mientras Something in the way te pone la escopeta en la mano (fun fact, el comienzo de la canción fué grabado mientras Cobain estaba acostado en un sillon en la cabina de grabación y no en el estudio porque dentro del mismo, no había forma de que le saliera just right). Con todo dicho, es un disco que aun quien no disfrute del género debería escuchar, aunque sea una vez. Es crudo, es ruidoso, es descuidado, es cuidado, es enorme, es chiquito. Es todo, y nada. Para muchos, el portal con el que empezaron a formarse musicalmente y generar un gusto propio, y ese legado es innegable. Notas adicionales: - Siento muchísimo mas respeto por Dave Grohl como baterista que como frontman. Hermoso ser humano nevertheless. Ojalá vuelva a tocar la batería para QOTSA. - El bebe de la tapa se llama Spencer Elden. No sé por qué retengo ese dato. No lo hablé con la psicóloga. - Todas las canciones mas “intimas” se sienten cantadas y tocadas mucho mas cerca del micrófono. No se si lo sea, pero se siente intencional. - Dr. Dre dice que es uno de sus discos favoritos de rock, y siendo que es uno de los mejores productores del mundo, ALGO DE RAZON DEBE TENER. - Cobain dice que se dio cuenta que la banda era famosa cuando vio que Weird Al había hecho una parodia.

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5

Sin duda alguna, uno de los mejores discos de la historía de la música. Producido por Butch Vig, baterista de Garbage. Tiene 13 temones. No puedo ser muy objetivo porque son de esos discos que marcaron mi adolescencia tremendamente. Claramente, Smell Like Teen Spirit es el tema más famoso del disco junto con Come as You Are. En lo personal, los mejores temas son Lithium, Polly y Drain You pero vamos, es un disco no skipeable. Vean Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Gran documental. 1000 de 10 ludomatics.

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5

Powerful. Nostalgic.

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5

Arguably the best grunge album ever written.

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5

Listo. Arrancas con Smells Like Teen Spirit y pensas que sos invencible, omnipotente adolescente con olor a faso. Qué himno, lpm. Además, pensas que el disco no se puede poner mejor, y no. Come as you are (y ese solo de Kurt en guitarra tan "regalo inesperado"), Lithium, Breed, In Bloom, On a Plane, Polly, Drain You. En ese orden. Pero no hay tema que no disfrute, por nostalgia y objetivamente. Btw, soy la única que está enojada todo el disco?

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5

Me acuerdo que este cd lo pedí para mi cumple de 12/13 años. La verdad que ni idea porque, pero así fue y la verdad que no me equivoque es un gran disco. Lo escuchaba desde mi discman. . Mis emociones van desde estar escuchándolo tirada en el piso muy relax a estar pogueando y romper todo.

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5

maybe I got too impatient and shouldn't give this a 5 idk but like, uh, its good.

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5

Like a nice cup of coffee, energetic, angsty, political, explosive

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5

The best of its kind

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5

I realised I was listening to this reminiscing about university days, and even though this album came out quite a long while before I attended, it somehow became part of the soundtrack to those times after being introduced to Nirvana by a friend I met there. Fired this up and it took me back, being as great to listen to now as it was then. So yeah I'm probably slightly biased, but the last track notwithstanding which I never got on with (I'm gonna ignore that), it's a solid 5 for me.

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5

This album is famed for changing alternative music, and I can see why. Enjoyed this album from start to finish, it sounded well mixed, my only issue is I don't remember much about the last few tracks as they seemed less distinctive than the rest. Very torn between 4 and 5 stars, as I really enjoyed the album, but it isn't perfect. I'll probably round up from 4.5 here, as I preferred it to the albums I've given 4 stars to.

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5

Likely my most listened to album; a younger me spent countless hours spinning this little aqua gem around the Panasonic Shockwave discman. This is grungey punk with pop hooks perfected. Every song on the albums serves a purpose; no skippers--all rippers! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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5

The album that defined a generation. How many bands would we not know because of this album? How many bands did we find because we wanted more like this. Yes there are better grunge albums. But this one was THE ONE. Stand out tracks: Come as you Are, Lithium, Something in the Way 4.5 but leaning towards 5

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5

Hard not to give this a perfect 5/5. So many great songs and a few pretty good ones mixed in. RIP Kurt.

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5

July 21, 2021 I haven't listened to this in forever and forgot how much I like it. First three tracks are amazing. This album rocks.

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5

Nirvana. 4 megahits.

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5

A welcome great album after a run of shit ones. Teen Spirit is overplayed but still worth a 5 for the sound and the songs

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5

Great

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5

Grunge at its finest

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5

Even Endless Nameless, a genuinely terrible song, can't prevent this from being an easy 5. One of my all time favorite albums, and I'll take the first 9 songs on Nevermind against the first 9 songs of any other album.

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5

The album of my adolescence. 30 stars.

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5

This was one I was waiting for. Any song off of this album could be the best song on the album. I liked everything about it, although the last song was a little strange.

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5

I like all these pretty songs.

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5

It's on here for a reason, and not just because the guy is suing about his baby dong being on the cover. I really enjoyed listening to this again.

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5

Always sends me back to my teen years, plopping my bootleg cassette in and hearing the opening bars to nevermind after a nice bit of static.

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5

Grunge at its finest. Bunch of hits, cool non-hits. Love it.

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5

Absolute masterpiece. An album that defined an age and a generation. Favourite track: Lithium

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5

Nothing to say

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5

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ One of the best albums of all time. I don’t even like gunge music but this is undeniably fucking brilliant. Got it on the 30 year anniversary of its release.

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5

This album is legendary and is as good now as it was when it first came out.

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5

CLASSIC 5/5

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5

I mean... it feels sacrilegious to write a review for this. No notes. Fav new track: N/A (but fav old track is prob Lithium for shouty-alongy-ness)

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5

Prefer the way the other two albums sound, but still an awesome album.

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5

This is not my favorite album of all time but like millions of other people aged 40-50 it’s arguably the most influential album on me in terms of music and even as a person…Easy to bandy about terms like “landmark” “game changer” etc etc. I say name me a band since the Beatles that had such a sweeping impact on music and culture - there’s an argument for The Sex Pistols and a couple of others but this album came at the perfect time for me and our generation - Absolutely wonderful from start to finish and an easy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5

An amazing album that created a zeitgeist and defined an era of music.

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5

The album that changed the face of music. Can barely think of a more significant album in the past 50 years and it still sounds incredible when listening today. A masterpiece

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5

Legendary landmark. The beginning of my love for this type of music.

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5

Rating: 10/10

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5

Klassieker! Een van de weinige rock-albums die ik echt leuk vond in mijn tienerjaren!! Zelf nooit echt groot fan geweest, maar zoveel jaren later vind ik elk liedje leuk en klinkt het zo herkenbaar! Zeker met het verhaal van de zanger erbij is dit toch wel een van de meest spraakmakende bands van de jaren '90. *****

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5

Altijd en helemaal goed!

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5

Unapologetic and raw. Boisterous and moody. Authentic grunge right from the well.

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5

This is very nice, I'm sure there will be quite a large audience for this quiet, LOUD!, quiet, LOUD!, quiet, LOUD!, Beatles meets '80 hardcore thing they've got going on. If they stay on the right path and stay away from rock n' roll excess (say no to drugs kids), I predict big things for this band.

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5

Grunge goes mainstream. What a sell out. I heard a very strong rumour that the person holding the dollar bill on the hook was Robert Plant. He lured that baby into his lair and, well, you know the rest. SHACK was wanking to this at breakfast this morning. He also ate lamb chops.

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5

Music that makes you( or your wife) want to shoot yourself in a good way

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5

The start into the 90th. What a milestone in music history. Everything about it was remarkable. I wish it would have lasted a little longer.

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5

Personal top ten

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5

sometimes albums that make the "best album of all time omg" lists are just overhyped nonsense like fleetwood mac, but other times they genuinely are that good. this album deserves to be up there. this is the third Nirvana album I've had here and I'm guessing also the last - I can't think of a sensible reason to have Bleach in here and their other albums are all compilations - but where I gave the others 4s, this one gets the full 5/5.

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5

Masterpiece 5/5

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5

I used to act like I didn't like Nirvana because they were so heralded and some of Kurt's behavior...rubbed me the wrong way I guess? I used to put my nose in the air and cry "overrated!" I was an idiot. This album is a stone cold classic. The singles ESPECIALLY Smells Like Teen Spirit have been played to death by rock radio, but looking past that: they are great songs. My personal favorite here is Drain You. It's a true earworm and never got beaten to death on the airwaves.

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5

Top ten favorite album

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5

What can I say, this is a classic grunge album but not my favorite grunge album

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5

One of the best albums cover to cover

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5

classic, you already know it's good

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5

Wat kan er nog over dit album gezegd worden wat niet al lang gezegd is? Niks. Dikke 5 sterren. Blijft zelfs na 30 jaar nog steeds even geweldig als de eerste keer dat ik het hoorde.

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5

Onder meer door deze plaat ben ik ooit muziek gaan maken. Heeft nooit aan kracht ingeboet.

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5

Glimlach van oor tot oor. heerlijk, wat vind ik dit een tijdloos album

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5

No tengo mucho que decir porque es un disco que me gusta, jaja. "Something In The Way" siempre me ha parecido buenísima. 9.5/10

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5

mi disco favorito en la secundaria

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5

Was tossing up between 4 or 5 stars but this really is a solid album start to finish. Easy to see why it is so important and influential.

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5

dude cum as you is

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5

Iconic opener. It's probably cliché but Kurt Cobain was ahead of his time with his lyricism and ability to play with words. Simple and strangely inviting. Combined with the heavy tones of the instruments it makes for an incredible sound that captured the mood of a movement.

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5

It's an album I've listened to regularly since it came out. What more can I say?

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5

El mejor disco de Nirvana. El mejor disco de los 90 y probablemente el mejor disco de rock desde que salió. Como no va a tener 5 estrellas?

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5

Oh yea baby, det er fedt. Bortset fra de der ren råbesange..

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5

🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

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5

Ah! An album that deserves to be in the top 100!

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5

No words needed, although the 39 track version I have is perhaps excessive

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5

Track 01 - 4.5/5 Track 02 - 4.5/5 Track 03 - 4.75/5 Track 04 - 4/5 Track 05 - 4.25/5 Track 06 - 4/5 Track 07 - 3.75/5 Track 08 - 4.25/5 Track 09 - 4/5 Track 10 - 3.75/5 Track 11 - 4.25/5 Track 12 - 4/5 Track 13 - 3/5 Overall: 4.5/5 Album Art: 4.75/5

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5

Ahhhh another classic. While in utero was a 5, this is even better. Every song except for maybe the closer is excellent. Favs: smells like teen spirit, in bloom, come as you are, breed

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5

A classic for a reason

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5

What is there to comment on this? It's a jewel! Did not have the time to listen to it but I know it like the palm of my hand.

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5

Absolute 5, every track is a hit on its own, it's hard to imagine that there will be something as good as Nevermind

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5

clássico!

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5

I was sceptical whether this album will sound good after thirty years, but did. It was great listening to it. A sequence of one great song after the other.

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5

Dunno what I could possibly say here, as a devout Nirvana fan.

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5

It is just a few weeks away from it being 30 years since Nevermind and Smells like Teen Spirit topped the charts across the world. It is also nearly 30 years since I stage dived at their show at Sydney's long since closed Phoenician Club. Never was there a gig with such energy and excitement, it was impossible not to get caught up in the atmosphere. Few if any albums have captured a zeitgeist as well as this one and it was the perfect soundtrack for 18 year old misfit from the suburbs to find his people.

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5

Maybe, I'm just remembering the first time when I listened to these songs, but I can't give to it less than 5 stars!

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5

What is left to be said about this superb album

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5

Classic

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5

Dosta pjesama s albuma mi je već godinama među favoritima (sjetim se mojih srednjoškolskih rebel misli dok sam ih slusala u autu kad smo se vozili na skijanje) i jako mi je drago sta sam ga napokon cijelog poslusala. Premoćni instrumenti koji mi izazivaju bas neki dobar osjecaj. Uživancija. Možda malo zabrinjavajuće s obzirom na tematiku(?)

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Dinamika! Čak mi je na istoj razini ko unplugged verzija. Da je tekst najgori ikad (šta apsolutno nije!!), bubnjevi su na tolko visokoj razini da bi i tad razvaljiva!!! Teška klasika

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5

This is probably the best rock album of the grunge era, and maybe even the 90s itself. Every song is fantastic.

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5

Not everything on here is incredible. But enough of it is. This is the sound of the early 90s for me.

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5

This brings back so many memories of my angst-ridden and disaffected yout--after all, a cute boy who played the guitar in my high school introduced Nirvana to me. Sort of. It was one of the bands that got me through those tough teenage years, to be honest. When I was sad, I would blast some of these songs from this album to drown the world out or to imagine screaming the lyrics of these songs. This band is punk rock and I am still, deep inside, very punk rock too. I love this band and their sick riffs, their lyricism, and the fact that Polly is an anti-rape anthem. But upon second listening for this project, I realised that I missed out on a lot of good songs. Apart from my favourites, like Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come As You Are, and obviously Polly, I'm also surprised by the slower song, Something In The Way. I wasn't educated with knowledge of music, so I can only comment on the fact that Nirvana has always had a very distinct sound and style that gave the band its identity. Other pluses tangentially related to the album include: Kurt Cobain being a feminist and always trying to stand up to do the right thing. I hope he's resting in peace. 5/5

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5

9/10

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5

Great friggin album, so many bangers

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5

One of 3 or 4 game changing albums in my lifetime

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5

Every bit the classic that it's reputation says it is. There's just not a weak song. From mid tempo killers like Teen Spirit and Come As You Are and Polly, to adrenaline blasts like Territorial Pissings and Lithium to slow burner like Something In The Way, they never lose their melodic way. What shocked me is how often I heard a Black Sabbath influence in this album (meant as a positive). A no-brainer 5 🌟

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5

For the nostalgia, for the fact that it holds up, for the fact that track after track it's absolutely brilliant ...and I bet I haven't heard this in 10+ years.

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5

S obzirom koliko pisama znan s albuma, čudi me da nisan nikad prije poslušala cili i sebe nagradila s još nekoliko vrhunskih pisama koje san propuštala godinama! Već ih dugo slušan i uvik im se vraćan-ništa manje ni ne zaslužuju :)

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5

El grunge más comercial. Guitarras estridentes, melodías con ritmo y con una excelente batería y sintonía en todas las canciones

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5

Fantastic album that is a staple of 90s rock. Nirvanas best album and one of grunges best album as well. Not really a bad song on here. 9.2/10

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5

What a blast from the past, a reminder of the nihilism of the 90s and a time when one band could truly change the face of modern music with just one album.

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5

Just amazing songs all around

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5

Clássico perfeito do Nirvana, já ouvi um milhão de vezes! AMO! Melhores músicas: Lithium e Come as You Are

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5

Passable. Nothing special.

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5

Great album! Those first chords took me back to middle school. I’m pretty sure I had this on cassette because I only knew the first 6 songs.

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5

Can't beat it

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5

/insert the lady gaga superlative gif here because this album is perfection.

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5

Lo-Endless, Nameless Hi-Everything else! I can't really think of any albums in my lifetime that have truly made history, but this is one of them; Just about overnight "grunge" was born, and to the uninitiated, sounded like screaming and thrashing about--It wasn't about that, it was the perfect balanced blend of garage punk, nü metal, teen angst, and flannel and torn jeans as far as the eye could see. Raw chaos...It was exactly what the world needed after a decade of tight slacks, button-up shirts, and precisely sculpted hairdos. Nevermind is a carefully crafted atomic bomb, it subverts expectations, the lyrics are weird and otherworldly, but curious and observational. The guitars crunch, the bass is plucky, the drums pound, and Kurt ties the room together. The only less-than-perfect track on the album is Endless, Nameless, not a bad track by any means, but feels like it could be done without, as there are 12 other great tracks. Seeing as this was a lot of folks first CD, I could see this was an ingenious way to let the listener know the album is over and it's time to shuffle around for a different one...Many albums of the time were like this, shunting their weakest track to the end. Everything else is perfection, this album is nearly perfect, and it left an indelible mark on history.

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5

Call me crazy but this is my 3rd favourite Nirvana record (Incestiside and In Utero, whaddup), possibly due to it being insanely overplayed - but still a very worthy five stars. Fav Tracks: "Breed" "Territorial Pissings" "On A Plain" " In Bloom"

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5

Simply a 5 for me, still quite good music but strongly elevated by my nostalgia for hearing this music growing up and having Nirvana inform my taste for grunge.

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5

Ah, ovo je bio među prvim albumima, odnosno oni su bili među prvim izvođačima koje sam počeo slušati skrenuvši od svoje rute glazbe gdje je većinom prevladavao hip hop i svaka maltene grana šta ima veze s hip hopom (nu-metal, rap-rock, trap rap iz okolice 2010. itd...). U razredu su kod nas bili dost nastrojeni grunge-om, pogotovo Kurtom i Nirvanom. I mene je to zanimalo, odbijao sam neko vrijeme, ali kad sam upo u ovaj album i diskografiju, bilo je odlično. Pogledavši moj last.fm profil gdje se moglo vidjeti od 2009. godine kada sam krenuo nekog izvođača slušati, ovdje pokazuje listopad 2011, bliže rečeno 03.10.11'. Uglavnom je to bio Nevermind i Bleach, ostalo je Historia (get it?). Sve u svemu - In Utero mi je bolji, ali Nevermind mi je draži.

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5

one of the great rock albums no bad songs and some unbelievable hits too

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