rank the songs on nirvana's "nevermind"

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been a little while since ive done one of these. so ill do two today. i figure at least one of two will appeal to everyone. count the hidden track if you want, im not gonna, although i do like it a good deal. i just dont end up seeking to very often.

01. drain you
02. breed
03. in bloom
04. smells like teen spirit
05. lithium
06. territorial pissings
07. on a plain
08. something in the way
09. come as you are
10. lounge act
11. stay away
12. polly

peter smith (plsmith), Thursday, 30 December 2004 21:05 (sixteen years ago) link

1. Drain You
2. Something In The Way
3. On A Plain
4. Territorial Pissings
5. Lithium
6. Stay Away
7. In Bloom
8. Smells Like Teen Spirit
9. Breed
10. Lounge Act
11. Come As You Are
12. Polly

reed (smile), Thursday, 30 December 2004 21:13 (sixteen years ago) link

1. Breed
2. In Bloom
3. Lithium
4. Come As You Are
5. Territorial Pissings
6. Smells Like Teen Spirit
7. Drain You
8. Endless Nameless
9. Something In The Way
10. Polly
11. On A Plain
12. Stay Away
13. Lounge Act

LSTD (answer) (sexyDancer), Thursday, 30 December 2004 21:20 (sixteen years ago) link

1. Breed
2. In Bloom
3. Lithium
4. Teen Spirit
11. Polly

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 30 December 2004 21:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Keep in mind that I haven't heard this album in years.

1. Territorial Pissings
2. Drain You
3. Lithium
4. Teen Spirit
5. In Bloom
6. Come as You Are
7. Polly
8. On a Plain
9. Breed
10. Something in the Way
11. Stay Away
12. Lounge Act

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 30 December 2004 21:26 (sixteen years ago) link

1 In Bloom
2 Drain You
3 Something In The Way
4 On A Plain
5 Territorial Pissings
6 Smells Like Teen Spirit
7 Breed
8 Lithium
9 Stay Away
10 Polly
11 Come As You Are
12 Polly

mackey, Thursday, 30 December 2004 22:07 (sixteen years ago) link

1. On a Plane
2. Lithium
3. Lounge Act
4. Breed
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
6. Something in the Way
7. Drain You
8. In Bloom
9. Polly
10. Come as You are
11. Stay Away
12. Territorial Pissings

darin (darin), Thursday, 30 December 2004 22:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Lounge Act
Breed
Lithium
Smells Like Teens Spirit
Endless Nameless (the hidden track)
Drain You
Stay Away
Territorial Pissings
On A Plane
Something in the Way
In Bloom
Polly
Come as You are

christopher (WHO), Friday, 31 December 2004 00:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Something In The Way
Breed
Territorial Pissings
Lithium
In Bloom
Drain You
Polly
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Come As You Are
On A Plain
Lounge Act
Stay Away

babyalive (babyalive), Friday, 31 December 2004 01:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Once
Even Flow
Alive
Why Go
Black
Jeremy
Oceans
Porch
Garden
Deep
Release

Masked Gazza, Friday, 31 December 2004 01:30 (sixteen years ago) link

01 On A Plain
02 Lithium
03 In Bloom

The rest is all a big tie, about equally good. However, if I never heard "Teen Spirit" and "Polly" again in my life, it'd be a nice thing.

Matthew "Flux" Perpetua, Friday, 31 December 2004 01:37 (sixteen years ago) link

1. Lithium
2. On a Plain
3. Lounge Act
4. Drain You
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
6. In Bloom
7. Breed
8. Something In The Way
9. Come As You Are
10. Polly
11. Territorial Pissings
12. Stay Away

Space Is the Place (Space Is the Place), Friday, 31 December 2004 23:53 (sixteen years ago) link

My little brother loves Polly a lot.

Atnevon (Atnevon), Saturday, 1 January 2005 03:33 (sixteen years ago) link

!. Drain You
@. In Bloom
#. Lithium
$. Breed
%. Territorial Pissings
^. Lounge Act
&. On a Plain
*. Stay Away
(. Smells Like Teen Spirit
!). Come as You Are
!!. Something in the Way
!@. Polly

latebloomer (latebloomer), Saturday, 1 January 2005 06:32 (sixteen years ago) link

i ranked them but didn't list them from best to worst
it's overarted despite 4 gr8 songs,4 good songs and 4 ok songs,
only 4 i still listen to
10,(grandma take me home)11,8,5

kimmy, Saturday, 1 January 2005 09:54 (sixteen years ago) link

The great songs
Come As You Are
On A Plain
Smells Like Teen Spirit

The good songs
In Bloom
Polly
Stay Away

The not songs
Something In The Way
Territorial Pissings

The ok songs - alpha order
Breed
Drain You
Lithium
Lounge Act

gabbneb (gabbneb), Sunday, 2 January 2005 03:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Stay Away flirts with being not a song, actually

gabbneb (gabbneb), Sunday, 2 January 2005 03:56 (sixteen years ago) link

six years pass...

Wow, Search tells me this is the only exclusively Nevermind thread (unless there is some poll I missed.)

Anyhoo,20th Anniversary Box Due in September.

Mucho! Macho! Honcho!: Turn Off The Dark (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:09 (ten years ago) link

I can't remember what "Lounge Act" sounds like.

jawmes hetfeld (absolutely clean glasses), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:15 (ten years ago) link

That's the one were he talks about arresting himself and how he still smells of you.

Mucho! Macho! Honcho!: Turn Off The Dark (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:17 (ten years ago) link

1. Drain You
2. In Bloom
3. Breed
4. On a Plain
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
6. Lithium
7. Territorial Pissings
8. Lounge Act
9. Come As You Are
10. Polly
11. Something In The Way
12. Stay Away

cr?m margera (some dude), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:29 (ten years ago) link

I'd be one of the weirdos that puts "Territorial Pissings" at (or near) the very bottom

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I can't remember what "Lounge Act" sounds like.

― jawmes hetfeld (absolutely clean glasses)

That's my absolute favorite Nirvana song. Maybe not my fav of the moment but still

Muttley vs. Mumbly (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:34 (ten years ago) link

for me the top 6 is songs i really like and the bottom 6 are ones i'm more or less indifferent to, order not really very set in stone

cr?m margera (some dude), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:36 (ten years ago) link

something in the way
drain you
lithium
slts
in bloom
come as you are
breed
lounge act
on a plain
territorial pissings
pay to play
polly

Heady Snobbin (Pillbox), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:36 (ten years ago) link

i first heard this record in 7th grade during home ec class.

tylerw, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:37 (ten years ago) link

related thread: your fav Nevermind single

cr?m margera (some dude), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:39 (ten years ago) link

01 on a plain
02 smells like teen spirit
03 drain you
04 in bloom
05 lithium
06 come as you are
07 something in the way
08 polly
09 lounge act
10 stay away
11 territorial pissings
12 breed

John Ballsack (Lamp), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:41 (ten years ago) link

1. Endless Nameless
2-13 everything else

billstevejim, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:48 (ten years ago) link

surprised anyone would rank "Breed" last!

cr?m margera (some dude), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:53 (ten years ago) link

My answer is mostly due to overdosing on Nevermind several times.. Endless Nameless just makes the most sense to me at this point.

billstevejim, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:56 (ten years ago) link

surprised anyone would rank "Breed" last!

well the last four are pretty much = but breed in particular just sounds like poorly-executed jerry bruckheimer soundtrack fodder to me

John Ballsack (Lamp), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 18:11 (ten years ago) link

ha there's an awesome scene in the movie Shoot 'Em Up set to that song

cr?m margera (some dude), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 18:12 (ten years ago) link

wow a lot of ppl hate Polly; is consensus that KC's ironic postmodern shouldn't tackle something as legitimately shocking and awful as rape?

taking drugbs (to make music to take drugbs to) (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 21:41 (ten years ago) link

i just don't like quiet nirvana as much as loud nirvana personally

cr?m margera (some dude), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 21:48 (ten years ago) link

whatever your feelings on polly you must agree it is better than new wave polly

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 21:50 (ten years ago) link

i actually heard that version first (my order of hearing their albums was perversely In Utero > Incesticide > Nevermind > Bleach) and kind of prefer it!

cr?m margera (some dude), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 21:54 (ten years ago) link

but doesn't it bug you how non-new wave it is?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 21:57 (ten years ago) link

i didn't have the slightest idea what new wave was when i was 12 so...no

cr?m margera (some dude), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 21:58 (ten years ago) link

as a dumbass grunge-loving preteen i don't even think i heard the phrase "punk rock" that much until Dookie or, hilariously, The Spaghetti Incident

cr?m margera (some dude), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 22:00 (ten years ago) link

haha i don't even know what new wave is now, but "new wave polly" seemed a little too generic to warrant any kind of genre affix.
like there's this peanuts cartoon where violet or patty has a hi-fi jumprope. then charlie brown goes, "HI-FI jumprope?"

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 22:24 (ten years ago) link

1. breed
2. in bloom
3. smells like teen spirit
4. lithium
5. drain you
6. on a plain
7. lounge act
8. come as you are
9. territorial pissings
10. something in the way
11. polly
12. stay away
13. endless, nameless

^ last five are more or less arbitrary, like them all about the same

And the piano, it sounds like a carnivore (contenderizer), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 22:54 (ten years ago) link

1. On a Plain
2. Breed
3. Stay Away
4. Lithium
5. Territorial Pissing
6. Smells Like a Teen Spirit
7. Drain You
8. In Bloom
9. Polly
10. Lounge Act
11. Come As You Are
12. Something in the Way

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Thursday, 23 June 2011 00:46 (ten years ago) link

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. Lounge Act
3. In Bloom
4. Breed
5. Lithium
6. On a Plain
7. Stay Away
8. Territorial Pissings
9. Something in the Way
10.Drain You
11.Come as You Are
12.Polly

should be noted I don't really dislike any of these...

SBing crosby (Neanderthal), Thursday, 23 June 2011 00:49 (ten years ago) link

1. In Bloom
2. Drain You
3. SLTS
4. Lounge Act
5. Lithium
6. On a Plain
7. Come as you Are
8. Stay Away
9. Polly
10. Territorial Pissings
11. Breed
12. Something in the Way

Duane Barry, Thursday, 23 June 2011 01:17 (ten years ago) link

Lithium
On a Plain
Drain You
Lounge Act
Breed
Smells Like Teen Spirit
In Bloom
Polly
Come as You Are
Something in the Way
Territorial Pissings
Stay Away

"Stay Away" is the only one on here I don't have time for

taking drugbs (to make music to take drugbs to) (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 23 June 2011 01:57 (ten years ago) link

i'm glad this thread exists because it's making me listen to nevermind for the first time since the 90s

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Thursday, 23 June 2011 02:16 (ten years ago) link

Here is informal tally of ILX's rankings (lower score is better):

on a plane : 1
slts : 3
: 5
territorial pissing : 5
years pass .. : 6
smells like a teen spirit : 6
teen spirit : 8
endless nameless : 9
everything else : 13
endless, nameless : 13
smells like teen spirit : 45
drain you : 52
(6 years ago) [35]permalink : 53
in bloom : 57
on a plain : 60
lithium : 61
breed : 73
territorial pissings : 89
lounge act : 91
something in the way : 107
come as you are : 112
stay away : 124
polly : 152

It turns out Polly is the most hated!

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 23 June 2011 02:21 (ten years ago) link

I misread slts as 'Slits' and was all like 'hellyeah, ILX totally rules! On a Plain and the Slits!'

taking drugbs (to make music to take drugbs to) (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 23 June 2011 02:32 (ten years ago) link

(6 years ago) [35]permalink : 53

can't believe this placed where it did

rebel yelp (gbx), Thursday, 23 June 2011 02:33 (ten years ago) link

Side B >>>>>>>>>>>> Side A

On a Plane
Drain You
Lounge Act
Stay Away
Breed
Territorial Pissings
Lithium
Smells Like Teen Spirit
In Bloom
Polly
Come As You Are
Something in the Way

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 June 2011 02:44 (ten years ago) link

That is a good article, I'm impressed Pfork pulled that together so quickly.

Shallot Shortage 2021 (morrisp), Thursday, 26 August 2021 19:32 (two months ago) link

It seems like people don’t like finding themselves on album covers. It’s not flattering to them. This should be kept in mind by artists.

treeship., Thursday, 26 August 2021 19:38 (two months ago) link

Only capybaras on albums from here on out!

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 26 August 2021 19:45 (two months ago) link

One thing they missed in that article (despite mentioning the album) is that The Velvet Underground & Nico was off racks for a significant bit of 1967 because Eric Emerson was pictured in the live shot on the back cover and he sued to get quick cash to cover legal bills from a drug arrest, forcing Verve to put a sticker on his face for subsequent pressings.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 26 August 2021 19:50 (two months ago) link

This guy does appear to be pretty traumatised by the experience, and it must be difficult to be in a position where no matter what you do with the rest of your life the defining moment of your existence is something you never consented to. Sure, he’s gone along with it in the past but what real choice did he have? Now he’s looking back as an adult it’s understandable he might not have the same opinions as he was younger

I am using your worlds, Thursday, 26 August 2021 20:01 (two months ago) link

He doesn't have to continue to make it the defining moment of his existence, is the thing. He could probably do nothing, and zero people he meets in his everyday life would recognize his name.

Shallot Shortage 2021 (morrisp), Thursday, 26 August 2021 20:06 (two months ago) link

Kinda cool article on p4k about this phenomenon of cover models suing artists, some of which I hadn't heard about:

https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/a-brief-history-of-musicians-being-sued-by-their-album-cover-subjects/

― a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, August 26, 2021 3:27 PM (forty minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

That is a good article, I'm impressed Pfork pulled that together so quickly.

― Shallot Shortage 2021 (morrisp), Thursday, August 26, 2021 3:32 PM (thirty-four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

They missed Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk!

Mother's Milk features a black and white photograph of the band sprawled across the arms of a proportionately larger topless woman, with her nipples covered by a rose on the right (which appears colored), and Kiedis standing up on the left. Controversy arose when the model Dawn Alane claimed the band did not notify her that she was the one chosen to be on the cover of Mother's Milk ... Following the album's release, a limited number of promotional posters were issued with the model's breasts exposed. Dawn had no knowledge of the pressing and sued the band, winning a $50,000 settlement.

peace, man, Thursday, 26 August 2021 20:14 (two months ago) link

morrisp otm. That reminds me that one of the reunion era Smashing Pumpkins bassists was joked to be one of the girls in the Siamese Dream cover photo and they actually fact-checked it because nobody knows who they are.

braised cod, Thursday, 26 August 2021 20:37 (two months ago) link

Alright now the Loverboy album cover

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Thursday, 26 August 2021 21:43 (two months ago) link

Agree. We must scrub society of any and all images or phrases that someone, somewhere might want to jerk off to.

― but also fuck you (unperson)

X2

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 26 August 2021 21:48 (two months ago) link

Also morris is making the point I was trying to make earlier. This guy could have easily avoided being known as the baby from Nevermind.

That’s not what he wanted though.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 26 August 2021 21:49 (two months ago) link

Alright now the Loverboy album cover

This is kinda disturbing (b/c she was 13), but also sad, b/c she apparently died in 1991.

Shallot Shortage 2021 (morrisp), Thursday, 26 August 2021 22:09 (two months ago) link

yeah we got in a long convo about that a few years ago apparently

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Thursday, 26 August 2021 22:24 (two months ago) link

FWIW, one of the lawyers in the lawsuit was on CNN yesterday:

Elden’s lawyers have made wild claims about the album cover, saying it made him look like a sex worker, and that he was used as an essential element of a record promotion scheme. Thirty years later, Mabie says there’s no doubt the image constitutes child pornography and was sexual in nature.

“The focal point of the image is the minor's genitalia. And here in that image along with all of the other dose factors as we pled in our complaint, it is a very over-sexualized image, and does constitute child pornography,” Mabie said. “More importantly, it was child exploitation in the way that they created it, and the way that they continue to distribute the image today.”

The image in question shows Elden as an infant, naked in a swimming pool appearing to be trying to get to a digital imposition of a dollar bill on a fish hook. The cover has generally been understood to be a statement on capitalism, which was (Chris) Cuomo’s take

“I don’t ever remember anybody ever writing or anything being out there in society about this image as a sexualized or pornographic image,” Cuomo said. “I always thought that it was a suggestion of how right out of the womb, people are just grabbing for money and doing anything they can. I thought it was more about capitalism than it was sexuality.”

Non-sexualized photos of infants are generally not considered child pornography under law, yet Mabie went so far as to compare Elden to actual victims of child pornography.

“Spencer wants this image redacted,” Mabie said. “He is saying that he doesn’t want his genitalia out there for the world to consume any longer, and if we have this image redacted, that will be a monumental signal for all victims of child pornography that their voices are being heard and their privacy is being respected.”

birdistheword, Friday, 27 August 2021 00:13 (two months ago) link

what a bunch of horseshit

call all destroyer, Friday, 27 August 2021 00:17 (two months ago) link

_Alright now the Loverboy album cover_

This is kinda disturbing (b/c she was 13), but also sad, b/c she apparently died in 1991.


Wait I always thought that cover was an androgynous dude! You know, the Loverboy.

Bach on harmonica! (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 27 August 2021 00:54 (two months ago) link

Me too! I thought it was own hand behind his back.

Shallot Shortage 2021 (morrisp), Friday, 27 August 2021 00:59 (two months ago) link

(For the record, here's the story)

Shallot Shortage 2021 (morrisp), Friday, 27 August 2021 01:00 (two months ago) link

Oh I was thinking of album number 1.

Bach on harmonica! (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 27 August 2021 01:01 (two months ago) link

The real story is..wow.

Bach on harmonica! (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 27 August 2021 01:06 (two months ago) link

i think the "if you want to censor it, you're the pedophile" has to be the silliest and most juvenile argument

kurt cobain would never resort to a juvenile argument

symsymsym, Friday, 27 August 2021 02:02 (two months ago) link

wonder if anyone's ever tried to sue their mohel

symsymsym, Friday, 27 August 2021 02:02 (two months ago) link

the mohel things change

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Friday, 27 August 2021 03:01 (two months ago) link

BREAKING: woman on cover of SLAM DUNK'N HOES to sue Top Dog, claiming unpaid royalties and goaltending pic.twitter.com/SaMq8PGTq2

— vax muncy (@toriimacdaddy) August 26, 2021

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Friday, 27 August 2021 03:05 (two months ago) link

irl lols at "goaltending"

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Friday, 27 August 2021 03:07 (two months ago) link

didn't do a very good job of it from teh looks of it!

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Friday, 27 August 2021 03:07 (two months ago) link

offensive goaltending

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 27 August 2021 03:15 (two months ago) link

u can say that again

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Friday, 27 August 2021 03:17 (two months ago) link

Exactly

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 27 August 2021 03:17 (two months ago) link

there's a point where you want to protect your child, your own self as a child (in elden's case), and children in general from predators. just because you don't have sexual thoughts when looking at naked babies doesn't mean there aren't others looking for this kind of imagery in public, which is why unfortunately these kinds of restrictions need to exist.

here's the thing -- there is actual pornography involving children where they are being sexually exploited ... groomed, coerced, money changing hands for explicit sexual content. There are also pictures of children that pedophiles find sexually stimulating that were not created with pornographic intent. Like a random family photo album from the 70s or 80s that one finds at a yard sale or charity shop.

sarahell, Friday, 27 August 2021 17:39 (two months ago) link

This also includes plenty of commercial images

sarahell, Friday, 27 August 2021 17:42 (two months ago) link

Should diaper ads depicting a baby or toddler getting their diaper changed be considered p0rn?

sarahell, Friday, 27 August 2021 17:44 (two months ago) link

https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/k46acagzk7z.png

Philip Nunez, Friday, 27 August 2021 18:17 (two months ago) link

kurt cobain would never resort to a juvenile argument

― symsymsym, Thursday, August 26, 2021 7:02 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

lol, i guess i was asking for too much

Punster McPunisher, Friday, 27 August 2021 19:26 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Speaking to the Sunday Times about the lawsuit over the weekend, Dave Grohl hinted that there are plans to “alter” the album cover ahead of its forthcoming 30th anniversary.

“I have many ideas of how we should alter that cover but we’ll see what happens...We’ll let you know. I’m sure we’ll come up with something good.”

birdistheword, Thursday, 7 October 2021 04:59 (two weeks ago) link

in bloom
lounge act
breed
lithium
drain you
on a plain
come as you are
teen spirit
stay away
pissings
something in the way
polly

charlie rex, Thursday, 7 October 2021 11:13 (two weeks ago) link

the shouted third verse & chorus in Lounge Act is possibly my favourite sequence of the whole album.

charlie rex, Thursday, 7 October 2021 11:17 (two weeks ago) link

morrisp, your check from Grohl is in the mail, excellent work.

Lithium
In Bloom
Drain You
Lounge Act
Breed
Something in the Way
Come As You Are
Smells Like Teen Spirit
On A Plain
Stay Away
Endless Nameless
Territorial Pissings
Polly

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 7 October 2021 13:53 (two weeks ago) link

the shouted third verse & chorus in Lounge Act is possibly my favourite sequence of the whole album.

Yes! There's something about some of the uptempo tracks on here, that Cobain probably conceived as relative throwaways, that convey a more original and individual point-of-view than the big "production numbers".

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 7 October 2021 14:21 (two weeks ago) link

Side B >>>>>>>>>>>> Side A

On a Plane
Drain You
Lounge Act
Stay Away
Breed
Territorial Pissings
Lithium
Smells Like Teen Spirit
In Bloom
Polly
Come As You Are
Something in the Way

― The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn),

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 October 2021 14:38 (two weeks ago) link

are Drain You and Territorial Pissings conceptual cousins?

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 October 2021 14:46 (two weeks ago) link

Territorial Drainings

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 October 2021 14:49 (two weeks ago) link

Lounge Act was my favorite as a kid and I still love it. one time in high school I recorded myself playing the song and I got to the third verse and was shrieking and my mother stormed into the garage, horrified, thinking I was dying

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 October 2021 14:50 (two weeks ago) link

Lounge Act and Drain You were my favorite ones in here. It really is a very radio-friendly album. It’s slighty edgier power-pop. You could’ve released almost every song in here as a single and it would’ve made sense. Hell, I think “something in the way” is probably the only song that wouldn’t work as a single. And Territorial Pissings to I guess.

In Utero is my favorite but you can tell the label were really struggling to find a single in there when Nevermind did the job for them so well. They fucked up by not releasing “serve the servants” as a single though.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 7 October 2021 15:44 (two weeks ago) link

Several years ago we had a shortly-lived "Classic Alternative" station on the dial that spent about half of its existence seemingly fully-automated (including the programming), and it was weird af to hear "Polly" on the air during drive time.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 7 October 2021 16:23 (two weeks ago) link

no matter how many times i hear this album i cannot get my brain to match "Lounge Act" and "Territorial Pissings" to the songs in question. a widespread alt-rock problem, admittedly. i'm sure the album would have a pinch less mystique, especially among teenagers at the time, had they been titled "I Got This Friend" and "Gotta Find A Way!".

I Am Fribbulus (Xax) (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 7 October 2021 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

Cobain was a great "by degrees" singer, seemingly always capable of taking it up a notch to elevate the tension of a song at any given point in time.

charlie rex, Monday, 11 October 2021 02:51 (two weeks ago) link


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