No one can throw the term sophomore slump into a sentence when they talk about Aberdeen/Seattle Washington’s own “Nirvana”. They released there album “Bleach” on Sub Pop in 1989, and gained some attention, and in April of 1990 they started recording a new album with producer Butch Vig,
and landed a deal with the major label DGC Records. The Album They released was “Nevermind”. Initially, DGC Records was hoping to sell 250,000 copies of “Nevermind”, but by Christmas of 1991, Nevermind was selling 400,000 copies a week, and by January 11, 1992, the album reached number one on the Billboard album charts. Nirvana’s “Nevermind” was the voice of an angry, loud, and rebellious generation. This is what the world had been waiting for, “Nevermind” completely changed music in the 90’s.
From the opening chords of the first track of the album, and coincidently the first single “Smells like Teen Spirit” you know this album was going to be something special it is loud, angry, raw, and full of teenage angst. This album was definitely one of the hardest albums to break into the mainstream during the 90’s, and become one of the best selling albums of all time.
Kurt Cobain’s lyrics spoke to a lot of people and they related to what he was saying no matter how angry or depressing they may have been, and you could almost feel his pain and see his personal demons right along with him. I personally feel this is one of the best albums ever released, and history has definitely proven this, and I also feel this album will only continue to grow in popularity and sell more and more with time. This album ladies and gentleman will become if it is not already a timeless album for generations to come.