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Nirvana- how to reach it (with this CD!!!),
By A Customer
This review is from: NIRVANA-NIRVANA (Audio CD)This is the album that we've all been waiting for. It covers some of Nirvana's greatest songs, all of which are a lesson in perfection. From the haunting melodies of 'All Apologies' played at the Unplugged gig to the anthems that are 'Smells Like Tenn Spirit' and 'Come As You Are'. The loud/soft dynamic utilised in many of Nirvana's songs still holds well- meaning that the tracks are still as playable as they were on the day they were origionaly released.
Not only are Kurt's vocals and riffs memorable, but Krist's, Dave's and Chad's contributions are musical poetry.
Each track charts a time in Nirvana's history, each one offering something different to the audience, but still leaving you begging for more. Each track is a timeless classic- and the two covers from the Unplugged gig ('The Man Who Sold The World' and 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night') are incredible - there is so much emothion obviously poured into them, as with all of the music Nirvana made. You know when you listen to this album that making music was Kurt's life - and that is something he has left us to remember him by.
As for the new track- "You Know You're Right" -I think it is one of, if not the, best track that Nirvana have ever released. The lyrics, loud/soft dynamic, punchy drums and pounding bassline all build up in perfect performance to one of the most touching pieces of music I have ever heard. It gives deep insight into the relationship between Kurt and Courtney at the time- but apart from that, its great to listen to.
I highly reccomend this CD- if you're a Nirvana fan then you will want this to be completist. If you've not got any other albums, this is a good a place to start as any. Do yourself a favour today, treat yourself, buy this album.