Of Nirvana’s three studio albums, the middle one, Nevermind, is probably the most well known, but it is after all, the one that got them noticed. It kicked down the doors and allowed everybody through. Their mix of classic rock and punk was sprinkled with magic dust by the then unknown producer Butch Vig. It was also the first album to feature the now Foo Fighter, Dave Grohl on drums. It is great.
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8/10 Vinyl Lobster 17th March 2016With the baby on the cover of this record now in his mid-20s, it's appropriate that Nevermind is an album that can be picked up and appreciated by any listener, whether they lived through the emergence of grunge or not. Songs like 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' really summed up the frustration that galvanised the early '90s youth, and hints of Kurt Cobain's fragile mental state are apparent in tracks like 'Stay Away' and the haunting 'Come As You Are'. There really is no weak track on this album, whether it's the screaming racket of 'Territorial Pissing', or the dark and brooding 'Polly', but while Nevermind has Nirvana’s best songs, I still think In Utero is the better album. As Kurt himself has said, Nevermind is a little too polished, and it took Steve Albini’s raw production of In Utero to really showcase the band’s volatility and intensity at its fullest.
10/10 Penrith Steve 21st July 2015
What can be said about "Nevermind" that hasn't already been said? It's the album that changed music for the better by creating a route to peoples ears for all sorts of different sounds and it also changed it for the worse too - allowing a route to peoples ears for Alice In Chains, etc. "Nevermind" is a brilliant album from start to finish. The music came at a time when it was so badly needed. It was high on energy and apathy. Noisy pop music, basically. It took influences from classic rock and punk and balled them up into a rock sound we'd never heard before. Genuinely marvellous stuff.
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