Wednesday, January 2, 2008

What I'm Listening To: Nirvana Nevermind

Nirvana Nevermind

1. Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit 5:01
2. Nirvana In Bloom 4:14
3. Nirvana Come As You Are 3:39
4. Nirvana Breed 3:03
5. Nirvana Lithium 4:17
6. Nirvana Polly 2:56
7. Nirvana Territorial Pissings 2:22
8. Nirvana Drain You 3:44
9. Nirvana Lounge Act 2:36
10. Nirvana Stay Away 3:32
11. Nirvana On A Plain 3:16
12. Nirvana Something In The Way

If Nevermind's sound is familiar now, it's only because thousands of rock records that followed it were trying very hard to cop its style. It tears out of the speakers like a cannonball, from the punk-turbo-charged riff of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" onward, magnifying and distilling the wounded rage of 15 years of the rock underground into a single impassioned rPublish Postoar. Few albums have occupied the cultural consciousness like this one; of its 12 songs, roughly 10 are now standards. The record's historical weight can make it hard to hear now with fresh ears, but the monumental urgency of Kurt Cobain's screams is still shocking. Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain in the same band. wow.

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