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5.0 out of 5 stars Never has one album influenced me so much, 14 Dec. 2002
This review is from: Nirvana (Audio CD)
Nirvana are like Half-life to me. For years I wondered what the bother was, what all the fuss was about, both being before my time. And whilst I have recently bought Valve's magnum opus, I have now experienced supposedly "The most influential rock band ever". Whilst I daren't agree with that, I can simply say something else: "The /greatest/ rock band ever".
For me, anyway. 1 week with this album and I was converted... It saddens me that I had to wait till after Kurt died to listen to it, that I wasn't around when it all happened. But with the release of this album, I've now had my chance.
As an album, on it's own, it is simply stunning. Whilst Smells Like Teen Spirit is simply one hell of a fantastic song, it's the others that should be praised more: the heart wrenching "Rape Me" and "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?", the beautiful "Heart-Shaped Box", the gritty "Sliver" and the amazing, unreleased "you Know You're Right". Kurt's voice is fantastic: gritty, beautiful and sad. Some of the guitar work is brilliant, and (I expect) the drumming is too. Every song on the album, with the possible exception of "Been A Son", I absolutely adore. They grew on me, but once the got hold of me there's no turning back. Even Oasis can't compare to some of this.
Whether this album contains "The Best Of Nirvana" is endlessly debatable, although there are many songs I'd love to have had (now I've heard many more). Whilst I wouldn't replace any, I'd love to have had the following on the album: Breed, Sappy, Polly, Something In The Way, Territorial Pissings, On A Plain, Drain You, Serve The Servants...but then the list of great Nirvana songs is endless. What's for sure is the songs that /are/ on the album, are perfectly sequenced, starting with the quiet-to-screechingly-loud "You Know You're Right" to the raw, beautiful finale of the Live and Unplugged "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?".
I can hardly fault this album. Considering the amount of great Nirvana songs there are, the selection is excellent, and the order perfect. 15 is a good amount for your money, not that that comes into it. Even if you own every Nirvana album and have got every song you should still buy this. If you've never heard any Nirvana before, this is the perfect place to start.
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