3rd Place: 0
2nd Place: 0
1st Place: 2
Nirvana were a grunge band from Seattle, Washington during the 1990's. In this time, they brought alternative rock to the mainstream, unleashed a new group of fans, and introduced the grunge scene into the world. But don't get me wrong - they're good.
Nirvana's first album followed the formula set out by bands such as the Pixies and the Melvins, but failed to breakthrough. Nevermind, however, did. Instead of being a solid indie album like most expected, it changed the way people thought about rock. It gave the scene life. One guy said that people who try to hate Nirvana are trying too hard. This reader thinks he's right.
In Utero, a more rawer album, was released, and while it wasn't as received as Nevermind, people still liked it. But then Kurt Cobain, their lead singer and guitarist, fell to heroin addiction and depression, and unfortunately committed suicide in 1994, when the band was still in their prime.
What would've happened to Nirvana had Cobain stayed sober? No one knows. People speculate that they may have gone down a similar route to their live album MTV Unplugged In New York. Others may feel that In Utero paved their path. Yet no-one denies their influence, even if some people felt that Cobain's death glorified the band.
Nirvana Lithium MTV Awards 1992 - YouTube
Kurt Cobain – Vocals, Guitars – 1987-94
Krist Novoselic – Bass Guitar – 1987-94
Dale Crover – Drums – 1988, 1990
Chad Channing – Drums – 1988-90
Jason Everman – Guitar – 1989
Dave Grohl – Drums – 1990-94
NB – Additional drummers featured in the line-up prior to the release of debut album “Bleach” but were never credited on any official release
In Utero (1993)
Incesticide (1992) Collection of early singles, b-sides and rarities
MTV Unplugged In New York (1994) Live release of band’s unplugged performance from November 1993
From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah (1996) Collection of various live performances
Nirvana (2002) Compilation of singles, album tracks and one new song
With The Lights Out (2004) Box-set of unreleased tracks, outtakes and demos
Sliver: Best Of The Box (2005) Highlights of With The Lights Out
Live at Reading (2009) Performance from the Reading Festival in 1992
Icon (2010) Greatest hits album
Write-up by morgieb