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omnipanzer
October 10th 2011


21660 Comments


"Any chance for beauty was replaced – intentionally it seemed – by ugliness and abrasiveness."

Correct, considering what was on the radio at the time. Context is everything and it was the perfect album at the perfect time. It saved us from a very New kids year. I'd say it's about time for another one of these to topple the pop heavy charts again soon.

Tyrael
October 10th 2011


20972 Comments


Thou's cover of Something In The Way is waaaay better than anything on this album

omnipanzer
October 10th 2011


21660 Comments


Can't find this anywhere... any good Ty?

warrar1
October 10th 2011


72 Comments


none of these cover songs are on youtubes. and i dont feel like downloading this. I dont like nirvana enough to

Tyrael
October 10th 2011


20972 Comments


It's kinda cool to hear another take on such a popular album but that's really it... I mean I'd rather
listen to MTV Unplugged In New York than this :/

edit: Oh and I got this from a friend who's a journalist so I dunno if it's really available for
sale/download yet

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
October 10th 2011


17945 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

it was supposed to come out tomorrow which is why the release date here says 10/11 but i guess it got pushed back to the 24th or something. as far as i know it hasn't leaked

KILL
October 10th 2011


72280 Comments


if you rate this higher than nevermind you are a fag

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
October 10th 2011


16137 Comments


Thou's cover of Something In The Way is waaaay better than anything on this album


Yeah, true story. There's been a lot of cool covers this year.

Tyrael
October 10th 2011


20972 Comments


Well I wouldn't have know if it wasn't for you Angel ;]

Also, auch KILL!

omnipanzer
October 10th 2011


21660 Comments


Thank you for the update Chan.

omnipanzer
October 10th 2011


21660 Comments


I liked the Spin cover album... I'd say I'm interested in hearing this.

Iai
Emeritus
October 10th 2011


3553 Comments


It's great to see a review of this that isn't blindly in love with the original album.

Gyromania
October 10th 2011


16089 Comments


I actually can't stand the original. Maybe I'll give this a go.

Clamface
October 10th 2011


105 Comments


best writer on the internet

plane
Staff Reviewer
October 10th 2011


6100 Comments


Nirvana is so good. Surprised you don't like 'em, Chan. This is a fantastic review though, I agree with Nick up there. I don't think 'Nevermind' is one of the best albums I've ever heard (4/5), but it is a solid album. In Utero is a real piece of work.

KILL
October 10th 2011


72280 Comments


yea nirvana rule

xfearbefore
October 10th 2011


1248 Comments


Nevermind is too pop for some people, understandable. That's what's so brilliant about Cobain's songwriting though, it's so simplistic and stripped down to the raw basics but so nuanced and layered, it's what makes his work so brilliant and universal. He knew that melody drove everything, and that lyrics came second. Then of course it helps that he was a brilliant lyricist as well, so it all came together in a perfect package.

I'm not surprised In Utero is more popular here though. It's far less pop-oriented and more abstract, heavier influence from noise rock in general so it probably appeals to the indie crowd more as it's everything that was great about Cobain's songwriting without the main focus on pop and melody. Plus everyone loves Nevermind. It's not cool to like something that everyone loves and is one of the highest selling albums of all time.

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Iamthe Nightstars
October 10th 2011


2333 Comments


Where can I get this?

kitsch
October 10th 2011


5107 Comments


i jammed a lot on nirvana growing up but i really dont care about them that much. ill listen to them like twice a year and be like "oh yeah this shit is good" and then forget about them.

compilation looks like its gonna suck fat balls

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
October 10th 2011


17945 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i do need to listen to in utero at some point. after hearing nevermind i didn't care enough to listen to anything else, and maybe if i'd listened to it then i wouldn't have liked it either but it's probably worth it to try it now



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