|09-06-2007, 02:21 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Destroyer of Guitars
Join Date: Sep 2007
Classic Albums: Nirvana - "Bleach"
Hi, welcome to my first review. I chose "Bleach" because it's Nirvana's most under-rated album. While many hardcore fans cherish this album as a classic, its remains mainly unheard of to the general Nirvana-loving public. So why don't we start with the first track and work our way down?
"Blew" – 2:54
An awesome dark song with a great intro, if a bit reppetitive.
3 stars our of 5.
"Floyd the Barber" – 2:18
3 stars out of 5.
"About a Girl" – 2:48
The closest you'll ever hear to a love song from Nirvana. Cobain was taking a major risk putting such an uptempo pop song on a grunge album. However, it majorly payed off in this masterpeice.
4 and a half out of 5.
"School" – 2:42
No recess! What an intro! What a chorus! What a song!
5 out of 5
"Love Buzz" (Robbie van Leeuwen) – 3:35
3 out of 5
"Paper Cuts" – 4:06
4 out of 5
"Negative Creep" – 2:56
This is for the true Nirvana fan. Negitive Creep is a dark, loud, somewhat disturbing song, and I love it. The intensity in Cobains voice is superb. However, being a man of the people, I can't give this one 5 starts, simply because I know many people would not agree with me.
4 and a half out of 5
"Scoff" – 4:10
"Swap Meet" – 3:03
"Mr. Moustache" – 3:24
"Sifting" – 5:22
"Big Cheese" – 3:42
All pretty good songs, deserving at least, a
3 out of 5
"Downer" (only on CD version) – 1:43
In Cobain's attempt at describing the existence of the human race, the bass levels hit an unusal level of awesomeness, making a really good song, even if the vocals are a little low for my liking.
4 and a half stars out of 5
Of the three albums Nirvana has released (While Kurt Cobain was alive anyway), this ranks number 3. And yet, if I were to listen to this without hearing any of Nirvana's other material (Teen Spirit, Heart-Shaped Box, ect.) I would quickly become a Nirvana fan.
3 and a half stars out of 5
|09-12-2007, 12:03 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2006
I actually drag out Incesticide more than the other albums, but can't deny the power of Bleach, Nirvana at their rawest
Playing classic alternative, new wave, punk, etc, taking requests all day
|08-02-2011, 06:30 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Live by the Sword
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
currently my fave Nirvana album
|08-02-2011, 01:29 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
Probably my least favorite Nirvana release, while it is not awful, it showcases a band that has yet to find their own voice and identity. Much like "Pablo Honey" by Radiohead or "World of Noise" by Everclear.. Albums that are good for a rough document of a band that would soon come out with something more unique. Bleach to me is a good album, but not a great one... apart from "About A Girl" nothing really stands out the way it did on future releases. Pretty typical release from Sub Pop.
"I hope that someday we will be able to put away our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people." - Jack Handey.
|08-02-2011, 07:55 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Let it drip
Join Date: Nov 2004
Yeah, I'd say it isn't as good as In Utero or Nevermind. To me it's the hipster's favourite album, the other two are of course far too mainstream to name-drop.
I appreciate the ethos driving Bleach, and I like the sound, the material on the whole just doesn't measure up to their later releases.