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on 12 July 2000
I remember buying "Bleach" when it was first released in 1989,and it was so fresh compared to the other alternative music of that time. it was one of the most outstanding releases from the Sub-Pop label and is still one of my favourites... Nirvana became less and less underground from then on but "Bleach" is a definite must-have album from the Grunge era. From real down and dirty heavy stuff like "Negative Creep" to slow ballad type music like "About A Girl" this album is quality from start to finish. It rocks!
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on 5 October 1999
They had total control over the album,as it says on the back cover it was made for just $606.17 Dollars. Sub Pop released it and then Nirvana was born. Kurt was angry that 'Love Buzz' was the biggest song of the album as it was a cover. Such songs as 'School, Negative Creep and Floyd the Barber' prove that this band was the back bone of the Seattle scene with songs like these this will make you want to start your own band. You will dance, rock and totally enjoy this album through and through.
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on 15 February 2000
modern music in the late eighties was going belly up like a fat decadent aging rockstar. T-RExs eventually suffered gout according to paleontologists. and punk was dead. the music was sentimental no-brainer trash. even the innovative heavy metal acts from the mid to late-seventies were suffering. in a garage in seattle, according to legend, a band were making grunge, a type of music that spewed forthe a bile of reaction from the decadence and inhumanity around it [musically]. not that i credit nirvana for creating grunge..but as early pioneers who pushed it forward. This debut album is work of genius and turned heads when it was first released failed to reach a huge audience. but even now this album is innovative and a must have. especially those who already own nevermind, see where it came from, the great lyrics and rhythms and 'who cares? rawness' really make its milestone.
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on 11 February 2001
As a debut album this is brilliant, Kurt Cobain's raw, rock, voice shines through. Chad Cannings drum playing is excellent while Christ Novoselic's bass is a treat. This is how the band enjoyed playing the most and we can hear this in the songs. The expression Kurt puts into his voice is unmatchable. "About a girl" is later remembered on their unplugged cd and has one of the impressive melodys Nirvana are famous for. This album is a good start for a previosly unknown underground band, evenso it is not in the league of, "In Utero", the bands best album. If you are a determined Nirvana fan you will love this album. Nivana WERE grunge.
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on 25 January 2002
its true that this album doesnt have the same class that in utero had, but Nirvanas style changed when they created Nevermind. There are some amazing tracks on it like mr. moustache, downer, about a girl etc. for a debut album it is clear that this is a damn good album. it is also clear that they put loads of effort into writing and performing their music when they started. This is a brilliant grunge album which needs to be listened to a few times to be truly appriciated, it is more grungy instead of pop like Nevermind seemed to be so if you want a change from listening to the more recent Nirvana albums then definutly get this'n. The drumming of Chad Channing is impressive and all of the songs are performed brilliantly by the whole band, with a lot of effort i feel from Kurt.
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on 11 February 2000
I first got this album of a mate when i was 14. It meant a lot to me then, and it still does today. It represent Nirvanas smash into a scene that still has musical influences today. Some may say that this album is bad, because they heard Nevermind first. This album is the first and most pure of all of Nirvana's work and a definite must have for any fan
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on 21 July 2000
I actually heard Nevermind and Unplugged before Bleach and I have to say while I think they were both really good albums this is much superior. It is a must have for any rock/ grunge collection and you will not be disappointed, tunes like negative creep and love buzz are excelllent and about a girl is pure class. Highly recommended.
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on 24 August 2000
Although unknown to few but Nirvana fans, this album captures the raw energy that finally got Nirvana into the limelight. Full of almost metal songs, this album is a must for anyone who owns a Nirvana record and would enjoy finding out about the roots of their musical taste. Buy it today.
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on 16 November 2000
nirvana were a great band and this album still makes me cry. Negative Creep is by far the best track but every other track is meaningful and to not like this album would mean that you are either seriously weird or need to get out more. even pop fanatics have to pay tribute to nirvana
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on 26 May 2015
Much has been written about the genius that are Kurt Kobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl of Nirvana. This is Nirvanas first album (they only made three) and was recorded back in 1989 before Dave joined the band.
It is a perfect example of the blooming Seattle grunge scene in the late 80's. It's an angry record almost punk in places. It does contain the excellent About A Girl which was famously re-recorded in an MTV unplugged session. This isn't typical of the record and contains heavier songs such as Blew and Floyd the Barber. The second half of the album contains a couple of songs which wouldn't be out of place on the classic Nevermind album and shows the direction that Kurt was starting to take. Most notably Scoff and Negative Creep.
If you're looking to find out where Smells Like Teen Spirit originated from than this is the perfect place to start
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