Nevermind

Nevermind

by Nirvana
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Nevermind

In retrospect, the title alone told the story. "Nevermind" -- a statement of generational ennui, a tip of the hat to the Sex Pistols (whose only full-length record, of course, was Never Mind the Bollocks), and, finally, the premonition of one tired star's good-bye. The epochal "Smells Like Teen Spirit" begins the record, starting with a low-volume guitar change-up, revving up into a high-volume one, and, after demonstrating that the group's musical heritage had as much to do with Blue Öyster Cult as it did with the Pixies, ending with a famous "No!": "A denial/A denial/A DENIAL!" Released in 1991, Nevermind unintentionally changed a generation and turned the record industry upside down, leaving the entrenched corporate labels to contend with platinum acts emerging from previously ignored independents. Nirvana didn't care. The band showed that it could play grunge heavier than anyone, including Seattle buddies Soundgarden, and also disarmed the skeptical with a rare control of dynamics ("Drain You," "On a Plain") and radio-friendly hit after radio-friendly hit ("In Bloom," "Breed," "Lithium").

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Release Date: 09/24/1991
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0720642442524
catalogNumber: 24425

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Nevermind 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nevermind is without any doubt the greatest album ever made. 3 virtually unheard of musicians making 13 sublime tracks. From the opening riff to the chartbusting song Smells Like Teen Spirit through to the sad acoustic Polly and finishin with an angry, volatile Kurt destroying guitars in the hidden track Endless Nameless. This album is a must for everyone who likes rock music. The first time you listen to this album you will be hooked. Happy listening. R.I.P Kurt Donald Cobain
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nirvana was the band that brought me into the world of punk-rock. Before Nirvana, nothing stands out in my mind. When this world lost Kurt, they lost a true hero. Kurt was my hero. He understood what it was like to be a teen, he knew how we felt, what we went through, how much of our pain is overlooked in today's society. He knew how we, so different, yet so alike, could come together over the bond of music. He just knew. I'm not religious, but if there is a God, let him watch over Kurt's soul. And may he rest in peace.
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Album of the decade? I think not. Not an absolutely terrible record, but by no means a good one. Cobain's weak songwriting combined with his mind-numbing, shoe-gazing seriousness isn't only annoying, it's confounding in respect to the level of accolades he has received since his death. Was Nirvana revolutionary? No, tons of Seattle bands had played THE EXACT SAME style of music before Nirvana came along, all Nirvana did was bring that sound to the mainstream. That started a chain-reaction which created the alt-rock revolution, but come on, it doesn't take much of revolution to overthrow late 80's hair metal and Michael Jackson-styled dance pop. Besides, if Nirvana was so anti-commercial, then why did they play MTV, the ultimate corporate music machine? Oh, I know why, because they really weren't anti-commercial. It was simply an image. Millions of people played into it, and music has never been the same since. American music is dead, it has been for decades.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Never mind" is one of the best albums i've heard whith the hard rock songs like "smells like teen spirit" and mellow acoustic songs like "polly", this album is truly amazing.lthough somebody wrote a review saying it wasn't that good a album (im not going to say who but they did have the same name as mine which is "a reivewer" and it was not me) but it's really good.whith kurt cobain on guitar and dave grohl on drums and don't forget kris novoselic on bass i highly recomend it
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that this is the second best c.d that kurdt kobain and the rest of the band has made check out their other titles
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is great. You can listen to it straight through and have a great time too! I like all the songs. Especially Lounge act(#9) and Lithium (#5)
Guest More than 1 year ago
quite simply, THE GREATEST ALBUM EVER RECORDED PERIOD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nirvana's classic 1991 Nevermind was their best album; following the O.K. Bleach, this excellent album, with the band now as three, not four members. Cobain's raucous vocals and inventive lyrics perfectly complement the heavy, scratching guitar and bass from Cobain and Novoselic. Dave Grohl is a great drummer, and has gone on to another great band; the Foo Fighters. The opener, the famous Smells Like Teen Spirit, is the highlight of the album, particularly the wonderful intro in which the drums suddenly kick in. There is actually some melody; in Come As You Are and Something In The Way. Every track is very good , particularly: Teen Spirit, Lithium and On A Plain. One of the best albums of the '90s and very inspiring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite cd of all time.. starting with 'teen spirit' is a perfect start, to a perfect record. Not only was kurts lyrics amazing so where the nice and easy guitar rifts... you have to buy this cd, its the best cd out there every song is awsome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nirvana is the best band ever and, 'Smells like teen spirit' is the best song ever!!! Kurt is hott!! email me if u wanna chat!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album could qiute possibly be the best Grunge album of all time. if you go up and down the list you see that all the songs are just phenomenally unprecidented
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well I was a kid when Nirvana was at the peak of there success and was and will always be a true Nirvana Fan. I love both Kurt Cobain and David Grohl. This Album truly highlights their talent and their true feelings. Kurt was a talented and sexy human being and I will always love him. I hope David Grohl reaches the same success he reached while he played for Nirvana. Nevermind is the best peice of work any human being can ever hope to create.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this album is the best. All the songs are good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD. It is good becuase the lyrics are so intellectually placed together. This was a great band and I am depressed that Kurt comitted suicide (or as some believe was murdered). My favorite song on this CD is "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
Guest More than 1 year ago
The album that finally breaks the camel's back. Starting with the Velvets and Iggy of the late 60's, going through the 70's punk/new wave revolutions in NY, LA and London, to the underground indie rock movement of the 80's, Nevermind brings it all into the 90's with a vengeance. A true sign of its brilliance is that the album was much smarter than the hype that accompanied it. The great ones usually are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like every song.... Like I said, this is just about as close to perfection as it gets.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was the best CD i'v ever listened to ever!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For any of you rock'n'rollers out there, this is definately the album to buy before starting to pursue your career in music. A musician myself, I found that this album enhanced the way I personally think about the world. Nirvana shines in their second album. This album redefined the word "angst". If you listen to the hard edge guitar power chord in "Smells Like Teen Spirit" or the animus scream of Cobain in the end of "Drain You", can feel the feeling of real rancor begining to flow through your veins. This album is a must for anyone. Musician or not.
Guest More than 1 year ago
highly recommended
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is my most prized possetion because kurts voice and the down to earth reality of the songs just gets you hoooked on them.they became more then a band to me, they became a legand and a part of my life.and hey, i'm only 13!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album you are reading about, Nevermind, has a lot to do with the life of Kurt. ''Something in the Way'' relates to a hard struggle of his life. His parents were having a divorce and he ran away. With no where to go, he went underneath a bridge, where he lived most his childhood. He wrote this song because of it. I highly reccomend this album if you are a Foo Fighters fan, a Nirvana Fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay this CD is so good. This was a band that we could look up to, who were real people like us. So many bands before Nirvana were all glittery and show offs. But Nirvana stayed real people, even after they became so famous. It is so sad about Kurt Cobain, he was a hero for so many people. Anyway about the music. The songs are well written and diverse, but not cluttered with too many instruments, because the band only consisted of three guys. There is not one bad song on this album. This CD made a huge Nirvana fan out of me, it probably will out of you too.