Nirvana
Nevermind


5.0
classic

Review

by musiclover311 USER (5 Reviews)
August 15th, 2005 | 37 replies | 7,072 views


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist


4 of 8 thought this review was well written

The album that almost everyone has heard or at least heard Teen Spirit. A monumental album bringing rock back to its origins. Supposedly the creator of "grunge" music (which i strongly disagree with) and the anthem for lost teenagers around the world. Everyone knows the some of the titles given to this album but do they know about the music and thoughts brought on to create this record. Well no one can really say for sure but you can always guess

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit- 5/5- One of their best songs. The song that launched their endless stardom and thriving career. Some would say it is their best but Iím not going that far. The intro launches into heavy power cords just to bring u back down during the verse and right back into the heavy chorus. A great one and the one almost everyone has heard.

2. In Bloom- 4.5/5- Very similar to Teen Spirit. It has the same layout with the strong intro into the laid back verse then back to the heavy chorus. The drums are what make this song. Another one of my favorites. A nice distorted solo to top it off.

3. Come As You Are- 5/5- Amazing song. I love this song and am my second favorite on the album. The bass line is simple yet driving, the drums drive it further and the anguished vocals add to it. One of the least powerful and loud songs on the record yet just great. My favorite line is ďAnd I swear I donít have a gunÖ," quite ironic. But I donít think thatís what it meant but o well

4. Breed- 4/5- Good song but its gets old quick. The chorus is really good and very catchy. The guitar is very distorted, very reminiscent of Bleach.

5. Lithium- 5/5- I love the guitar line and the monotone verse driving into the hard chorus of just plainly ďYEAAAAAAAÖ" Kurtís mellowed out lyrics just straight up rock. Just a great song and by far some of his best lyrical work but one of his best is the next song.

6. Polly- 4.5/5- Not one of my favorites but a very good song. One of Kurtís best lyrical performances. Itís about the brutal rape and torture (with a blowtorch) of a young girl that Kurt read in the paper. He writes it in from the attackers view point. I find it repetitious but the acoustic line is nice and the lyrics blow me away.

7. Territorial Pissings- 3.5/5- The low score is only because itís a horrible song musically but I love it anyway. The extremely distorted guitar is awesome and Kurt just randomly singing about nothing is awesome. All topped of with Kurt screaming the chorus until his voice cracks and heís just yelling. Awesome song but only if you really like Nirvana.

8. Drain You- 5/5- My favorite song on the album. Just a great song all it is a power chords but it just sounds soooo good. The songs about his girlfriend who was draining him. I love the distorted bridge with the random noises (rubber ducky squeak, and paint spray sounds), and how it kicks back in with the guitar line. Very similar layout to Lithium, with the verse chorus verse bridge but the repeating the first verse. I love this song one of my favorite Nirvana songs.

9. Lounge Act- 4/5- I love the bass intro, pretty tough to learn. This song doesnít really sound like Nirvana that much until he starts screaming. Itís a good song though, I like it.

10. Stay Away- 3.5/5- Good song yet again but just gets old really quick.

11. On A Plain- 4.5/5- I really like this song. One of only three songs from this album the played on Unplugged. I find the lyrics are revealing into Kurtís like which is one thing he tended to hide in many of his songs. Not a song most people have heard of but I like it a lot.

12. Something In The Way- 5/5- The guitar line is in drop D and it fits perfectly with Kurtís mellowed out depressive lyrics. The lyrics are about Kurt supposedly living under a bridge in his hometown when his mom kicked him out the house because she caught him about to have sex with a girl. But this like many other stories that Kurt made up is false. Kurt did get kicked out and lived in a lot of places including a hospital and several friendsí houses but he never lived under the bridge. The only times Kurt every encountered the bridge was when before he go kicked he used to go smoke pot there with other kids. Other than that, the song is great and the drums donít even come in until the chorus. Just a great mellow song and a song although a lie shows a lot about Kurt. One of the songs that the band hadnít played before they went to record the album.

Overall, the CD is great and definitely one to add to anyoneís collection. Many people dislike the album stating that itís to mainstream which I find quite interesting seeing that no alternative band had even broken the charts yet. This album was what changed the music at that time and the only reason it sounds mainstream to some people is because so many people have tried to rip off their style. Ill will not say this is their best album because I think that In Utero is just as good but very different. I would suggest anyone to pick this album up before In Utero or Bleach because it has the singles and it doesnít take long to get into.

- Tom Pusateri


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sadisticmonkey
August 15th 2005



107 Comments


Good Review!This Message Edited On 08.15.05

masada
August 15th 2005



2733 Comments


The lack of reviews for this album makes me sick.

For shame, for shame.

musiclover311
August 15th 2005



38 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

what do u mean lack of reviews?

Britton
August 15th 2005



8 Comments


Yea any one wanna Email it to me...Ilove polly if you just wanna send that one

God Review!



DesolationRow
August 15th 2005



833 Comments


Not a fan of the album anymore. I used to love them, but my obsession died down a bit. However, there are a few gems among this album that I must admit i still listen to. In Bloom and Lounge Act, as well as Lithium. Very good review though.

masada
August 15th 2005



2733 Comments


Nevermind this; it makes you want to bleach your hair.

Desensitized
August 15th 2005



136 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This album will drain you.

Killtacular
August 15th 2005



1314 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

/sniff sniff

Dyou smell that? Smells like... *sniff* Teen Spirit.

Damrod
Moderator
August 16th 2005



1093 Comments


[Quote=something_vague]The lack of reviews for this album makes me sick.

For shame, for shame.[/Quote]

:lol:

Yeah, I thought the same thing. Nevertheless, good review.
But seven reviews should be enough now.

Med57
Moderator
August 16th 2005



1001 Comments


I just deleted two of them as they weren't much good. Please though, no more reviews of this for anyone reading this.

Iai
Emeritus
August 16th 2005



3553 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Can I write one slagging it off? ;)

Dancin' Man
August 16th 2005



719 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I support you Iai. I don't like this album or the band because the songs are all boring and samey. And Cobain's voice sucks. It's not emotive, it's sucky.

Med57
Moderator
August 16th 2005



1001 Comments


I was thinking about writing one giving it a solid 1.5 stars actually. If you want to though, go ahead. :p

Aeaon
August 16th 2005



188 Comments


Good album, but In Utero is definitely where you want to look for a great Nirvana album.This Message Edited On 08.16.05

musiclover311
August 16th 2005



38 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

how can u say this is a bad record....... sure it may not be as good as the beatles or pink floyd but it is def a good album.... 1.5 stars? how u figure

Aeaon
August 16th 2005



188 Comments


Iai just doesn't know how to appreciate good music. It's not a big deal.

masada
August 16th 2005



2733 Comments


Nirvana is the greatest band to ever exist because Kurt Cobain is a God because he told me so and all these books I read said that he didn't kill himself it was Courtney Love and Hole sucks because like yeah it's Nirvana and woe is me and if they aren't the best band ever then you are crazy because it's Nirvana and they aren't one of the most overrated bands to ever exist because Kurt was a genius and you can't deny it and if you do that means that you're a dumbass and you don't deserve to live.

Long live Nirvana.

Med57
Moderator
August 16th 2005



1001 Comments


how can u say this is a bad record....... sure it may not be as good as the beatles or pink floyd but it is def a good album.... 1.5 stars? how u figure


I just don't see what the fuss is about. I mean, I know that everyone seems to think that this album killed hair metal and brought alternative music into the mainstream for the first time ever or something like that, but I'd argue that alternative stuff had been coming in for a few years, and Metallica's self-titled album had the same sort of effect before Nevermind came out. Also, I just don't like the music that much. Nirvana's best album is In Utero in my opinion, and by quite a long way.

ninjasmurf
August 16th 2005



28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

what ever its still a brilliant album

masada
August 16th 2005



2733 Comments


What makes it brilliant?



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