Nirvana - Nevermind - 180g LP


Nirvana - Nevermind - 180g LP

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Nirvana - Nevermind - 180g LP
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180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Pressed at Pallas in Germany - Limited Edition 

Lacquer Cut At – Bernie Grundman Mastering

Cassic 1991 album from Kurt Cobain and the boys.

The genre-defining Nevermind includes 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', 'Come As You Are', 'In Bloom' and many others.

Nevermind was never meant to change the world, but you can never predict when the Zeitgeist will hit, and Nirvana's second album turned out to be the place where alternative rock crashed into the mainstream. This wasn't entirely anaccident  , either, since Nirvana did sign with a major label, and they did release a record with a shiny surface, no matter how humongous the guitars sounded. And, yes, Nevermind is probably a little shinier than it should be, positively glistening with echo and fuzzbox distortion, especially when compared with the black-and-white murk of Bleach.

This doesn't discount the record, since it's not only much harder than any mainstream rock of 1991, its character isn't on the surface, it's in the exhilaratingly raw music and haunting songs. Kurt Cobain's personal problems and subsequent suicide naturally deepen the dark undercurrents, but no matter how much anguish there is on Nevermind, it's bracing because he exorcizes those demons through his evocative wordplay and mangled screams -- and because the band has a tremendous, unbridled power that transcends the pain, turning into pure catharsis.

And that's as key to the record's success as Cobain's songwriting, since Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl help turn this into music that is gripping, powerful, and even fun (and, really, there's no other way to characterize "Territorial Pissings" or the surging "Breed"). In retrospect, Nevermind may seem a little too unassuming for its mythic status -- it's simply a great modern punk record -- but even though it may no longer seem life-changing, it is certainly life-affirming, which may just be better.

 

1 Smells Like Teen Spirit

2 In Bloom

3 Come as You Are

4 Breed

5 Lithium

6 Polly

7 Territorial Pissings

8 Drain You

9 Lounge Act

10 Stay Away

11 On a Plain

12 Something in the Way

 

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