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Old 01-26-2009, 03:15 PM   #31
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We've actually had plenty of Nirvana threads over the years and it's always the same thing. Half of the posters think they sucked and half of them don't.

Why on earth the original poster would ban their kids from Nirvana is beyond me. Kids should grow up with music -all kinds of music.

Music all day long, every day, from every room in the house.
I'd be scared kids would become depressed/suicidal after listening to them so that why i would ban grunge altogether in my house
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:25 PM   #32
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I listen to Nirvana from time to time but I don't get it why someone thinks they are special, there were plenty of great grunge bands at that time, I don't hear anything special in their songs. And how someone who wrote song Marijuana could be excellent songwriter...
I like some of their songs but that's all
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:53 PM   #33
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Nirvana had great timing. I like them well enough, but they probably wouldn't make any Top 20 list of mine. They do have a couple of ass kicking songs though, no doubt about that.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:28 PM   #34
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I'd be scared kids would become depressed/suicidal after listening to them so that why i would ban grunge altogether in my house
That's ridiculous.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:34 PM   #35
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YES, Nirvana were special. The sad part was that we only really got a glimpse of how special they were. It would've been great to hear something come after In Utero. But, Kurt killed himself, Nirvana, and, I also believe, grunge music in 1994, so we'll never know.

I was 19 years old at the end of 1991 going into the beginning of 1992, when Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit was all over the place. MTV used to be cool and play videos and Spirit was one of their most popular videos. Plus, at the same time, bands like U2, Guns n' Roses, Metallica, Van Halen, Soundgarden, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam all had new music either playing on MTV or on the radio. It was an amazing time to be a music fan.

Maybe to more greatly appreciate Nirvana, you had to have lived that time. Not have read about it or gotten it second hand.
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I lived at that time, and always have and always will continue to deem them vastly overrated.

I liked Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice and Chains a hell of a lot more than I ever liked Nirvana. I don't even know how much credit they really deserve for changing the musical landscape.

I do like a few songs of theirs, though, to be fair.
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I like In Utero, though I hardly ever listen to it
I guess Nirvana's fame has to do with bringing 'underground' into the 'mainstream'
never understood why they managed this and not Sonic Youth and even more Pixies
I also don't understand why this would be some amazing feat anyway when you consider that in the 80s bands like Talking Heads and Talk Talk scored hit singles
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I lived at that time, and always have and always will continue to deem them vastly overrated.

I liked Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice and Chains a hell of a lot more than I ever liked Nirvana. I don't even know how much credit they really deserve for changing the musical landscape.

I do like a few songs of theirs, though, to be fair.
Well, at least you lived at that time. So you got that going for you.

I definitely liked Pearl Jam and Guns n' Roses way more than Nirvana, but I did view them as something special.
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I don't know why in a thread like this people have to immediately say "I PREFER ALICE IN CHAINS!" or whatever. Yeah, I like Pearl Jam and Alice and Chains... aswell. Does that automatically mean I like Nirvana less?
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I don't know why in a thread like this people have to immediately say "I PREFER ALICE IN CHAINS!" or whatever. Yeah, I like Pearl Jam and Alice and Chains... aswell. Does that automatically mean I like Nirvana less?
Some of us took the time to say that we liked these bands BETTER than Nirvana, which helps me illustrate just how overrated they are to me. I like their own contemporaries, in a genre they supposedly pioneered or at least mastered, better than I ever liked them. Not that hard to understand, unless you are willfully not understanding.
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NSW - was he really that special?

Now THAT would be a thread.
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Some of us took the time to say that we liked these bands BETTER than Nirvana, which helps me illustrate just how overrated they are to me. I like their own contemporaries, in a genre they supposedly pioneered or at least mastered, better than I ever liked them. Not that hard to understand, unless you are willfully not understanding.
... so you like a band better than another, and the other band is immediately overrated?
I like U2 more than any other band. Ergo every other band is overrated.

BY YOUR LOGIC.
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NSW - was he really that special?

Now THAT would be a thread.
No point, it'd just be merged with the "Reagan - was he a good person?" thread
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I didn't realize he was so closely associated with Reagan.
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I didn't realize he was so closely associated with Reagan.
Didn't you? Oh, he is.
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