If you missed Nevermind in the days of grunge, do yourself a favor dig deeper that first track

In the midst of today’s ever growing musical world, it can be hard to find anything; sometimes people don’t even know where to begin. While this may not show you every song, album or EP that you’d ever dream of hearing, let this inspire you to search and dive into the infinitely deep hole that is the modern music world.

Today, I’m covering what most people would consider to be a timeless classic, Nirvana’s Nevermind. Nirvana, a worldwide known grunge band that consisted consistently of the late Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic. The band changed drummers multiple times throughout their run, most notably Chad Channing and Dave Grohl. Despite not being around for long, their influence is felt almost everywhere in music. The album itself is easily recognizable by its cover of a nude baby in a pool of water swimming toward a dollar bill on a hook. Many people have theorized that the meaning of the cover comes from the idea that even a baby cannot resist the temptation of the dollar, making commentary on the state of America and its greed. 

It’s hard to comment on an album such as this, an album that’s already been through the wringer and under many magnifying glasses, if you wish to read specifically about the album and every detail, there are endless pages for someone to do that. Instead, I’ll talk about some of my experiences with this album and its songs. Starting out, I actually hated Nirvana. During my middle school years, I thought of myself as above the popular and well-known music, but as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to appreciate these albums for what they are, and not the mile high wall of compliments that these albums receive. One gripe I always have with Nirvana always ends up being the opening track, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Everyone knows the song, and has heard it a million times. The problem itself is not the song; it’s quite good, but overplayed, when in reality there are plenty of other good Nirvana songs that could be played, but when certain things catch the mainstream ear, they’re not quick to let go, plus I can almost guarantee that a lot of Nirvana songs may not be radio friendly by today’s standards, even if Nirvana itself isn’t overtly graphic. 

To point out some of my favorite songs off of Nevermind, I’d like to first mention “Come As You Are,” with an amazing riff, that is eerily similar to “Eighties” by Killing Joke, something Kurt Cobain was apparently aware of when looking over the songs again, still, the song is an incredible listen. “Lithium” is another track I really enjoyed while giving the album a listen through.

Speaking overall then, this album still holds up great as the classic it is, and if you’ve ever been sleeping on the album, I would highly recommend giving it a try and listen to more than the first track. You might be surprised with what you find. To give this album my own score might aggravate some people, and it might go against what I’ve previously said, but I’m willing to give this album a 7/10.

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