Bleach is freshened up with remastered versions of unusually heavy songs like the haunting "Negative Creep," where Cobain howls about alienation and being stoned, and the pounding "Floyd the Barber," where the main subject of the eerie track is a man being strapped down and tortured by characters from "The Andy Griffith Show.
Q MagazineBleach's grooviness is intrinsic to its enduring appeal, just as much as the cankerous layers of noise. [Dec 2009, p.128]
One small quibble, though: while it’s great to have documentation of the band’s early live sound (and in many ways the versions of the songs from Bleach are superior thanks to the sprightly energy), you don’t really get a sense of the sheer ferocity and electricity Nirvana generated in a tiny, cramped college bar.
Bleach is a stronger record than it is commonly perceived to be, and does deserve to be checked out in some form by fans of heavy riff-driven rock. Regardless, this reissue is underwhelming, seemingly more concerned with enticing Nirvana completists to purchase it for the live material than in illuminating why Nirvana’s first album was an important step in a career that has helped define rock music for the last two decades.
Mar 29, 2011I love this first album from Nirvana. Some of the songs on this records are awesome from Negative Creep, School to Love Buzz. Most of theI love this first album from Nirvana. Some of the songs on this records are awesome from Negative Creep, School to Love Buzz. Most of the songs are great and should be addressed as one of the greatest records ever made.… Expand
Mar 16, 2015Muito mais barulhento. Esse álbum soa como se fosse perfeitamente várias demos (ótimas diga-se de passagem) e uma transição para o estrelato,Muito mais barulhento. Esse álbum soa como se fosse perfeitamente várias demos (ótimas diga-se de passagem) e uma transição para o estrelato, como se fosse um "teste', o álbum soa como mais pessoal de Kurt, menos "perfeição" e mais rock!… Expand
Dec 20, 2011Struggle against the truth all you want. This band, influential and huge as they were, shreds. Just shreds. So much so that they caused poorStruggle against the truth all you want. This band, influential and huge as they were, shreds. Just shreds. So much so that they caused poor imitators 20+ years later. I feel bad for this generation who had bands like Nickleback in the foreground. I feel that "Rockfan" is one of those people. Or a juggalo perhaps. Either way, you missed a chunk of history, my friend.… Collapse
Dec 3, 2011Great album gets a much needed sound mastering. This isn't easy to digest after first listen, but the reward is awesome - you get to discoverGreat album gets a much needed sound mastering. This isn't easy to digest after first listen, but the reward is awesome - you get to discover something new after every listen. You could sense the genius in Cobain's songwriting, there are some incredible songs here, just the sound and production were very raw (obviously, everyone knows this album was made for $600). However, the songs are very passionate and engaging, you could almost tell that Kurt was going through some hard times. When I need a break from all the beautifully crafted "commercial" records such as say U2 or Pearl Jam, this is what I reach for, intelligent, tense and raw. Not to mention this deluxe version gets a bonus disc with a great early live gig wth a very good sound. Amazing are those early live gigs from Nirvana, is like someone knew they gonna be big and made soundboard recordings. Try finding early Smashing Pumpkins concerts with such a good sound!… Expand
Mar 7, 2012The first half of this record is really good, has some really strong songs that give a preview of the type of material that would turn NirvanaThe first half of this record is really good, has some really strong songs that give a preview of the type of material that would turn Nirvana into a household name. That said, I do prefer the live versions of a lot of these songs. The production and recording isn't great but apparently the album only cost $600 to record so you have to bear that in mind. The remastering goes someway to overcoming that but not really. The second half is a bit sludgy and comes too close to metal for my liking. For me, there's not much on "side 2" that really stands up and grabs you and it's mostly of the same standard as the stuff on Incesticide (which was a blatant cash in on the bands post Nevermind popularity)… Expand
Jan 11, 2016Bleach é o álbum mais fraco da banda, mas é bom e marcou época com seus hits. Mostrando ao público como é um grunge bom, Kurt consegueBleach é o álbum mais fraco da banda, mas é bom e marcou época com seus hits. Mostrando ao público como é um grunge bom, Kurt consegue encantar com seu vocal meio distorcido.
Pontos Altos: School, Love Buzz, About a Girl
Pontos Baixos: Floyd The Barber, Paper Cuts, Sifting… Expand
Apr 25, 2012This album is more interesting from a historical perspective than as a stand-alone piece of work. One listens knowing that two of these menThis album is more interesting from a historical perspective than as a stand-alone piece of work. One listens knowing that two of these men will go to record the best album of the last quarter-century. However, Bleach alone shows a number of flaws. It's not much better than a lot albums from struggling underground bands. It's obvious that the drumming talent just isn't there. Download "Downer". It's the one track on the album that really shows the energy and punk growl that would make Nirvana great.… Expand
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