Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The MB Reader > Album Reviews
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-08-2007, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: new york
Posts: 59
Default 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
poloboy23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 06:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
Hyperkinetic Rabbitything
 
Mr Sensitive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: In the Noodle Mines
Posts: 811
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by poloboy23 View Post
there’s really nobody that can say they dislike this album.
=D
__________________
Mr Sensitive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 07:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
dontcareaboutyou
 
swim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 5,188
Default

I hate this album. Really.
__________________
http://nakednaps.bandcamp.com/
swim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 10:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: new york
Posts: 59
Default

I don't see how you can hate it. Kurt cobain was a genius.
poloboy23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 11:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
Atchin' Akai
 
right-track's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Unamerica
Posts: 8,696
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swimintheundertow View Post
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.
right-track is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 12:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
;)
 
cardboard adolescent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 3,502
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by poloboy23 View Post
6. Polly – 6.7

7. Territorial Pissings – 6.9
those are probably the best songs on there
cardboard adolescent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 02:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
dontcareaboutyou
 
swim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 5,188
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by right-track View Post
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.
__________________
http://nakednaps.bandcamp.com/
swim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 02:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
not really
 
Sparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 5,218
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swimintheundertow View Post
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 =/
Sparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 05:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
Me llamo Marijan
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Posts: 6,984
Default

Bleach didn't have Dave Grohl?:-|
adidasss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 05:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
not really
 
Sparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 5,218
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by adidasss View Post
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
Sparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.