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Old 01-30-2008, 12:35 PM   #16
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I could pretty much put all the Nirvana songs I like on one disc.
Pretty much.
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I always preferred Pearl Jam's work from the early grunge era (I say this like it was centuries ago...)
Yeah, I agree. Nirvana never released an album as good as Ten, IMO.
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I could pretty much put all the Nirvana songs I like on one disc.
Same here. I have to say, though, that I really really like Aneurysm.
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I only like "The Man Who Sold The World " from their suposedly "amazing" unplugged... and it's not even theirs... is a David Bowie song... so there you have it



but, well... MTV and VH1 say that Smell Like Teen Spirit is the best song ever written, performed, by an artist, by a dead guy, best rock, pop, hip hop, metal, nu-metal, prog, polka, opera, and instrumental song EVER... I guess I'M wrong, right?
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...well, it´s a pretty good More Than a Feeling rip-off.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:25 PM   #21
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I think that Heart-Shaped Box has aged well. Then again, it's always been my favorite song of theirs...

Long live Steve Albini.
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Yeah, Heart-Shaped Box is pretty good. Actually, I like a lot of In Utero, but the only song that really sticks out as something special to me is All Apologies, unfortunately. And Nevermind feels really bland to me...it's just not raw enough.
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Smells Like Teen Spirit is a perfect song, I can understand it being considered the greatest song ever. It's better than any song I've heard that has been written this decade, that's for sure.
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Dude you fuound a grunge song with a good melody, omg.

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Smells Like Teen Spirit is a perfect song, I can understand it being considered the greatest song ever. It's better than any song I've heard that has been written this decade, that's for sure.
see... the problem here is that we don't clearly see this as irony...


maybe this guy ( ) or this one ( ) could've help you...



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When "Smells Like Teen Spirit" first came out...way back in 1991 it truly shook the music industry. I remember when I first heard it and knew right there and then that it was going to be one of those songs that shook the world of Rock n' Roll. Sure enough it did. Nothings been the same since. Even though U2 have better songs than Nirvana (and Nirvana better songs than U2) unfortunately U2 can never claim an earth shaking moment (song) like that. Sorry.
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I can't believe there aren't more Nirvana supporters here to argue.

Anyway, I do agree with LM that the studio version of All Apologies is far, far superior to the one on Unplugged. And it bothers me that you tend to hear the latter on the radio. Whatever.

It's a great farewell song from a short-lived but seminal band. It's really difficult to live up to the reputation and the burden of being called a spokesman for anything. It's part of what drove Kurt to suicide. Bottom line is, Nevermind is a great collection of tunes shot through with a lot of cynical energy.

In Utero is a perfect reaction to what happened to the band in terms of instant stardom, a total Fuck You to anyone who expected or was hoping for a sequel/clone of the hit album (that one of its songs is called "Radio-Friendly Unit Shifter" is telling), and yet there are still great melodies despite the abrasiveness.

We don't know what would have come from the band in the future, but its unfair to call them overrated when they were practically just getting started. Jimi Hendrix only put out three studio albums as well, but he was lucky enough to be living in a time before MTV and total media saturation, and was able to grow and expand over the course of his short recording career before he died.

I'm a huge Pearl Jam fan, and feel that they're totally underrated, but it's not necessary for me to strike down the importance of Nirvana, and Kurt's gift for lyrics and tunes, which was considerable.
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Nirvana was and is a totally overrated band. This is impossible to argue. But I just wanted to point out that not everything they did completely sucked.
...says the guy who was born in 1992!

You'd have had to be there to understand how Smells Like Teen Spirit destroyed hair metal cheese! Nevermind rocks! I still love it.
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^ lazurus
Well said and echo's my thoughts exactly.

I remember the first time I heard Teen Spirit on the radio and totally gravitated to it because it kicked the shit out of the cheesy hair metal bands that were getting airplay at the time.

Nowadays, poppy punk bands are a dime a dozen and that seemingly makes Nirvana seem overrated.
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Ahh...Zoots beat me to it.
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