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poloboy23 05-08-2007 05:19 PM

Nirvana- nevermind album review
 
Alright, so I’m unoriginal, but there’s really nobody that can say they dislike this album. As cliché as it sounds, there is a reason that this will always be remembered as the definitive rock album of the 90s. The album has sold nearly 20 million copies in the world. As I mentioned, for a good amount of time this was my favorite album of all time. Nirvana was really the first rock band I got into, and I spent a good year being completely obsessed with this album. I remember playing Smells Like Teen Spirit over 200 times in a single month.

The Highlights are definitely Smells Like Teen Spirit, In Bloom, Come As You Are, and In Bloom. On my greatest songs of all time list these classics come in at number 4, 12, 28, and 43, respectively. But songs like Something in the Way, Stay Away, and Lounge Act add variety, balance, and consistency. Even weaker songs like Territorial Pissings and Polly are better than 90% of the music out there today. The album flows well, with heavy tunes on tracks 1-11, and finishing with the very beautiful and tender Something in the Way.

So why isn’t it number one? Well, first of all, this album isn’t very mood inducing. There’s more rocking out, than there is introspective analysis. Also, while being incredibly catchy and addictive, Nevermind doesn’t produce much of an emotional response, except maybe anger. Next, though incredibly timeless in general, there are some songs on the record which get tiresome after repeated plays. Finally, the vocals on this album are merely average; let’s face it, Kurt Cobain was a genius, but his singing can be painful at times.

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit – 9.8

2. In Bloom – 9.2

3. Come As You Are – 9.5

4. Breed – 7.5

5. Lithium – 9.6

6. Polly – 6.7

7. Territorial Pissings – 6.9

8. Drain You – 8.0

9. Lounge Act – 8.4

10. Stay Away – 8.5

11. On A Plain – 8.2

12. Something in the Way – 8.6

Mr Sensitive 05-09-2007 06:36 AM

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Originally Posted by poloboy23 (Post 365427)
there’s really nobody that can say they dislike this album.

=D

swim 05-09-2007 07:04 AM

I hate this album. Really.

poloboy23 05-09-2007 10:52 AM

I don't see how you can hate it. Kurt cobain was a genius.

right-track 05-09-2007 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by swimintheundertow (Post 365556)
I hate this album. Really.

Is this an attempt to run a newb off the boards or do you really hate it that much?

"I hate this album. Really". I have a similar quote to that in my sig cos it's the way these boards seem to be heading lately.

swim, you've been here ages and I expected a more interesting reason than the one you gave.

cardboard adolescent 05-09-2007 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by poloboy23 (Post 365427)
6. Polly – 6.7

7. Territorial Pissings – 6.9

:( those are probably the best songs on there

swim 05-09-2007 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by right-track (Post 365595)
Is this an attempt to run a newb off the boards or do you really hate it that much?

"I hate this album. Really". I have a similar quote to that in my sig cos it's the way these boards seem to be heading lately.

swim, you've been here ages and I expected a more interesting reason than the one you gave.

I really hate this album. I've said why I hate it over and over again but I'll say it again. It's overproduced grovel that made me almost over look a very good album. It's overrated and I just don't like it. If I wanted to quote unquote run off a newb he's made several opportune posts for me to make a jest but I just went on to click new posts instead.

Sparky 05-09-2007 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by swimintheundertow (Post 365617)
I really hate this album. I've said why I hate it over and over again but I'll say it again. It's overproduced grovel that made me almost over look a very good album. It's overrated and I just don't like it. If I wanted to quote unquote run off a newb he's made several opportune posts for me to make a jest but I just went on to click new posts instead.

yes its overproduced, but i still think the songwriting is superior then before, and the inclusion of dave grohl made it better then Bleach.

In Utero was always my favorite though =/

adidasss 05-09-2007 05:53 PM

Bleach didn't have Dave Grohl?:-|

Sparky 05-09-2007 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by adidasss (Post 365682)
Bleach didn't have Dave Grohl?:-|

only on a few of the tracks, they where switching between drummers on the album me thinks.

my nirvana knowledge isnt what it used to be :o:


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