Nirvana
Nevermind


5.0
classic

Review

by johnwaynewasanazi USER (2 Reviews)
November 29th, 2012 | 110 replies


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Music at its finest

Possibly the most revolutionary album ever released, Nevermind started one of the biggest fads ever in America: Grunge. Grunge didn't just influence music, it transformed fashion as well.

Nirvana (made up by frontman Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Noveselic, and drummer Dave Grohl) was a band from Aberdeen, Washington. They were a part of the regional "grunge scene" which flourished in Seattle. Nirvana combined elements of melody, heavily distorted guitars, and simple riffs. In Smells Like Teen Spirit, these elements can be seen clearly. It starts with a simple riff and slows down for the verse. This is called a start/stop structure (which Cobain used quite often). The song builds up to the chorus where Cobain screams the words, the distorted guitar rages, and the pace picks up. Territorial Pissings shows the heavier side of Nirvana. The pace is fast, the sound is heavily, and vocals are screamed throughout. Come as You Are portrays a more melodic side of Nirvana. It has a catchy riff that has a very "watery" sound to it. This was made by Kurt's EHX Small Clone (which was also used on SLTS). Kurt voice is very melodic in this song which adds to it.

If you haven't heard this album yet, you are missing out. The only album I like more than this one is In Utero. Every song on it is fantastic. It really cannot get better than this!


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whatshisname
November 28th 2012


179 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is a pretty godawful review. You hardly touched on any of the music at all, and only talked about 3 songs (Barely).
I know it's only your 2nd, but you should really get better at writing reviews before posting them. Just some friendly advice before some meaner members talk their shit.

demigod!
November 28th 2012


45255 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pretty bad review man not gonna sugar coat sour

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sixdegrees
November 28th 2012


17710 Comments


looks like you wrote this in about 5 minutes.

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menawati
Contributing Reviewer
November 28th 2012


16131 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

sad that the best riff they ever did was a near exact rip off of a killing joke riff which was a near exact rip off off the damned

YoYoMancuso
November 28th 2012


11222 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

pretty sure you got your description of Come As You Are from this album's Wikipedia page

demigod!
November 28th 2012


45255 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

which riff is that

Chortles
November 28th 2012


18094 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

only this album would have such an atypical rating distribution

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foxblood
November 28th 2012


6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sorry dude review is not well done. album is a 4, in utero is a 5

tommygun
November 28th 2012


25413 Comments


grammatical error in summary

didn't read the rest

neg

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
November 28th 2012


16131 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

come as you are demi

whatshisname
November 28th 2012


179 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Also if you took stuff from a Wikipedia page that's pretty dumb too.
Agree w/ foxblood though, In Utero was an easy 5

demigod!
November 28th 2012


45255 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

every Nirvana is a 4 imo though In Utero is nearly 4.5/might be one idk

derho
November 28th 2012


307 Comments


"grunge... began with this album." Kurt Cobain would literally cry if he read that

demigod!
November 28th 2012


45255 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha wow i didn't read that, that is really stupid

foxblood
November 28th 2012


6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

even kurt knew this album was overrated that's why in utero exists

sixdegrees
November 28th 2012


17710 Comments


"Possibly the most revolutionary album ever released"

ugh

whatshisname
November 28th 2012


179 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Someone's never heard of The Melvins.

demigod!
November 28th 2012


45255 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"grunge... began with this album."


wait wut this wasn't in the review

YoYoMancuso
November 28th 2012


11222 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Someone's never heard of The Melvins.

Or Mother Love Bone, or Soundgarden

derho
November 28th 2012


307 Comments


Just try and flesh out your review more. Spend a little more time adding content (look past the biggest songs) and analyzing, and definitely review your review before you post. Also don't make broad assertions if you're not sure about them



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