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Nevermind [CD]

Nirvana Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (294 customer reviews)
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Nirvana were formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990.

In the late 1980s Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing first album Bleach for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. ... Read more in Amazon's Nirvana Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Aug 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B000003TA4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  DVD Audio  |  Vinyl  |  Blu-ray Audio
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (294 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 574 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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One of the defining moments of the 1990s, despite happening at the start of the decade. The guitars start jittering, then "BOOMA-ABOOMA-ABOOMA-ABOOM!", the drums kick in and grunge splatters itself all over a generation of MTV viewers. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" will surely always speak to alienated teenagers, while giving them something to thrash around their rooms to, kicking the whole thing off as it means to go on. "Come As You Are" is dark and twisted, while "Lithium" and "In Bloom" show Kurt Cobain's often overlooked sense of humour, and "Stay Away" highlights the best way to shred your vocal chords. It's nigh-impossible not to love this album, and it will remain Nirvana's most affectionately remembered work. It's just a shame that a misplaced sense of "selling out" (stupid term if ever there was one) led to such an internal rejection of "...Teen Spirit". A work of genius, no question. --Emma Johnston

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109 of 113 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A deluxe edition that's worse than the original 27 Oct 2011
Format:Audio CD
"Deluxe", "Remastered"! That sounds good! Yes?

Well, no.

The simple fact is that the mastering on the original version of Nevermind was excellent. Howie Weinberg was tasked with making the original sound as good as he possibly could. And the result was a clear, lively, dynamic and very punchy record indeed!

Then this came along. Unfortunately, the music industry no longer cares in any way about quality - really, they don't! So for this supposedly "Deluxe" version, they simply asked the mastering engineer to forget all about sound quality and just make the album sound artificially loud. And he's done that! All of the dynamics are gone, clear passages are replaced with digital distortion, the drums sound flatter and the whole album has a flat, lifeless and fatiguing sound to it.

And there we have it. A "Deluxe" version of this album which sounds 10 times worse than the original.

Sure the bonus tracks are a nice addition, but they aren't anything which hasn't been floating around on bootlegs for the last 15+ years. So, my advice is to keep hold of your superior "original" copy - A good memorial for those times when the music industry used to care about the quality of the stuff they release. Don't touch this shoddy re-release with a barge pole!

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As a quick update to this for all those who are curious about the sheer number of positive reviews here (or why I seem to have reviewed it twice), Amazon have pulled all the reviews from the original album, the "remastered" album and the "deluxe" album (remastered plus bonus material) all together into one group. Hence these reviews here also now cover the original release as well. Personally, I'd give the original 5 stars as well. It's this shoddy "remaster" that only deserves 2. If you haven't heard this album yet, track down a copy of the original. You won't regret it!
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Let me get one thing straight: Nevermind is a fantastic and incredibly influential album. However with this version, there's one major problem.

The simple fact is that the mastering on the original version of Nevermind was excellent. Howie Weinberg was tasked with making the original sound as good as he possibly could. And the result was a clear, lively, dynamic and very punchy record indeed!

Then this came along. Unfortunately, the music industry no longer cares in any way about quality - really, they don't! So for this supposedly "Remastered" version, they simply asked the mastering engineer to forget all about sound quality and just make the album sound artificially loud. And he's done that! All of the dynamics are gone, clear passages are replaced with digital distortion, the drums sound flatter and the whole sound has a flat, lifeless and fatiguing sound to it.

And there we have it. A "Remastered" version of this album which sounds 10 times worse than the original.

So, my advice is to keep hold of your superior "original" copy - A good memorial for those times when the music industry used to care about the quality of the stuff they release. Don't touch this shoddy re-release with a barge pole, the quality of it is rubbish!
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nirvana - Nevermind 20 Feb 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If you don't already have this album in your CD collection, I suggest that you purchase it now, because it's an absolute must-have.
It may be over a decade since the band was abruptly halted by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain's suicide, and yet this is still one of those albums that keeps selling and keeps selling.
Thousands of teens every year get their first taste of Nirvana. More addictive than any narcotic, and there's no horrible come-down. You can just keep listening and keep listening, and the high just gets better and better.
Smells Like Teen Spirit is the band's most famous song, without a doubt. The raw guitar into, the moment where the drums cascade into action and the fuzz peddle is pushed hard to the floor...it's the soundtrack to so many great experiences.
Come As You Are is arguably one of the best songs they ever recorded. With Krist's watery bass into, and the infectious yet simple vocal arragement is truly magic.
But skip straight to number four if you want something to headbang, jump around, scream your lungs out to! Breed is the epitome of all things loud and amazing.
Then Drain You, Lounge Act and On A Plain are the best of the rest, although it broke my heart to have to choose my favourites. This whole album is astoundingly good, and you should buy it immediately, and play it as loud as your stereo will allow you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Say no to loudness war 25 Feb 2014
Format:Blu-ray Audio|Verified Purchase
This mix we can call of Pure Loudness War Audio, doenst make sense a bluray audio and a terrible mix like this
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars JUST SAY NO!!!!! 5 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
Terrible...just terrible..
What has happened to quality? This is a pile of garbage, loud and flat
They have already destroyed Jesus Lizards Goat with their so called superior mastering..
Keep hold to your original copies.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 26 Aug 2007
By Cuban Heel VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
It doesn't matter that this album became popular. It doesn't matter that Cobain moved away from the underground scene by injecting a bit more melody in his songs on 'Nevermind'. It doesn't matter that the ethos of American indie music or the 'grunge' scene didn't start with Nirvana. The fact is that this is an outstanding record. Why did it sell more copies than anything by The Pixies? Because it's better than The Pixies.

Music doesn't always have mass appeal just because it conforms to the lowest common denominator. Sometimes it really is just that good. And you can make the argument that everything is derivative - all music builds upon something that came before it.

The truth is that there isn't a bad track on this album. Beatle-esque harmonies are interwoven with grinding guitars and bouncy little bass loops. The drums drive everything on with frenetic energy. Cobain's voice cracks and howls throughout, bridging the gap between blues and punk. And the lyrics speak to the angst-ridden teenager in us all. Everything just seems to gel perfectly. And when music is this good, all that other nonsense is meaningless. 'Selling out', in this case, is just a euphemism for 'getting better'.

My favourite track is probably 'Lounge Act' because it shimmies along in a vaguely sleezy kind of way. But 'Drain You' has a great opening; 'On a Plain' has these great, breathy vocal harmonies; 'Stay Away' is a proper shriek-along song; and 'Something in the Way' is creepy and uplifting at the same time - no mean feat. I surely don't need to say much about the 4 singles that were lifted from the album, you will have heard them a zillion times already. But what I will say is that if you like those tracks, you'll be amazed at how the record actually gets better after them (ie.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Just a classic
A classic album, needed it for my library as my original was on tape and got lost and is a must I think for anybody's music library.
Published 2 days ago by Louise Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Nevermind is a fabulous album
Great album, much more enjoyable from beginning to end than 'Grunge Is Dead', which was sent to me by the seller I ordered Nevermind from!
Published 12 days ago by Mewp
5.0 out of 5 stars dedicated fan.
i have the cd-so as my player is not in use i thought would add to my kindle.u cannot go wrong with this visceral rock classic.
Published 12 days ago by darren
5.0 out of 5 stars In Bloom
Although there were some decent American bands in 1991 it was the release of 'Nevermind' that initiated a seismic shift from the redundant glam metal and thrash that dominated rock... Read more
Published 14 days ago by John F
5.0 out of 5 stars Nirvana
Forget what anyone says, this is probably the most important record ever. Cobain gave a voice to the people marginalised by the Reagan/Thatcher years, which was pretty much... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Shigetsu
5.0 out of 5 stars Great birthday gift for a friend
My friend loved this gift she was so excited when she opened it. It was well packaged and arrived in perfect condition and in plenty of time for her birthday.
Published 19 days ago by Jacqui Earl
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best album
This album is a must for Nirvana fans everywhere. If you only buy one Nirvana album get this one - it is by far their best.
Published 26 days ago by Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars unmusical thought.
This is a classic album. Downloaded it because my daughter was singing acover of ` Smells like Teen Spirit`. Felt it was important to educate her away from Idolesque pretenders. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Anthony.
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
This is a superb album, an all time classic, and the copy I received was excellent. Thanks again really appreciated
Published 1 month ago by The Transparent Publishing Company
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain price for this classic
Lost the original CD years ago but please to download this for 2.38 With prices like this you cannot complain but you need to make sure you back up your purchase in case your... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Edward Pascoe
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