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  • Summary: The rerelease of Nirvana's classic 1991 album was produced by Butch Vig.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. One of those rare, near-flawless works of art that only grows finer with age.
  2. Sep 29, 2011
    100
    Twenty years, five discs, but Nevermind is always more than the sum of its parts. [Oct 2011, p.133]
  3. Sep 28, 2011
    100
    It's an album undiminished by time, that can still make me want to throw myself around an imaginary mosh pit or curl up in a fetal ball.
  4. Oct 3, 2011
    100
    The album is amazing. The reissue is amazing. The band is amazing.
  5. Sep 30, 2011
    90
    In the end, though, it may be the power of the sound that undid this two-minded performer. Two decades on and that power, tragic as it is, has yet to diminish.
  6. Nov 1, 2011
    90
    Not only does the original record sound incredible, the bonus tracks are revelatory.
  7. Dec 8, 2011
    40
    Live at the Paramount--also included as a CD--comes off as otherwise bloodless. Joyless. That goes double for the lifeless remastering of the original LP.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 53
  2. Negative: 3 out of 53
  1. Feb 20, 2013
    10
    To keep this short and sweet, this is one of those rare albums, where every song stands out, and every song is good. seriously, there isnt aTo keep this short and sweet, this is one of those rare albums, where every song stands out, and every song is good. seriously, there isnt a single half ass or lousy song, all of the songs are good, and from start to finish, each of the corresponding songs compliment one another. Alot of people dislike nirvana, and kurts guitar playing in general, but remember, its not about technical perfection, its about passion, and this album, as well as the majority of the bands work, is filled with passion. this album was a freak accident, only being estimated to sell 100,000 copies, this album because a multi million selling megahit, which launched nirvana to be one of the most iconic and successful rock bands of all time, for better for worse. for worse i mean the success of this album and the band in general left kurt having suicidal intentions, due to being so uncomfortable being popular, but thats a whole other story on its own. This is a perfect album, and one of my personal favorites. Expand
  2. Sep 30, 2011
    10
    I expected negative reviews from some people. Their excuse is always that it's overrated, these are the same people who claim The Beatles areI expected negative reviews from some people. Their excuse is always that it's overrated, these are the same people who claim The Beatles are overrated. There is this obsession with anything that garners major critical acclaim and popularity from sort of nowhere to face a backlash. A backlash from the sort of people who would have liked the album had it never been popular. The Album. It's perfect. Although, forgive me for this Orwellian wording, not as perfect as In Utero but that's fine this album is still perfect. I can't fault it. Every rock band since has been influenced by it. This can not be denied. It may not even be musically. Now to the music. It starts with, the most popular and most acclaimed (although in my mind not the best) Smells Like Teen Spirit. This was the moment that Hair Metal was told to **** off and Nirvana and all other equally good underground rock bands hit the mainstream (Sonic Youth, Pixies). It would take too long to do a track-by-track review. I'm not going to pick the best songs because all of the songs are amazing like OK Computer or Loveless or Daydream Nation. Equally good albums. Now..... the reissue. Forgive me for sounding like a raging hipster but it's just a horrible money making scheme. There is nothing new to know about this album, the remaining members and Butch Vig have spoke a lot of **** over the past few months because as perfect as this album is as much influence as it has had, it is an album. Just an album, just an amazing, influential, perfect album. Thank you Kurt Cobain. **** you people trying hard not to like it. Expand
  3. Oct 12, 2014
    10
    Great album from beginning to end! A great entry album for those interested in getting into the 1990's Seattle grunge scene. A very slick andGreat album from beginning to end! A great entry album for those interested in getting into the 1990's Seattle grunge scene. A very slick and pop oriented album with heavy distortion and screaming, making this album perfect for either end of spectrum to enjoy Expand
  4. Nov 30, 2011
    10
    This is Nirvana, shut your mouth for a second and enjoy. m/ o m/ if you think this is overrated, think more. Listen more. Turn off yourThis is Nirvana, shut your mouth for a second and enjoy. m/ o m/ if you think this is overrated, think more. Listen more. Turn off your radio that's playing some pop s#it and listen to this. Awesome. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2011
    10
    This album is nothing more than awesome! The bigger Cobain's legacy in this world in my humble opinion. Definitely "Nevermind" and Nirvana forever.
  6. Jul 22, 2014
    9
    The album that changed everything in the 90's, the album that raised Nirvana and Grunge to the mainstream and the album that managed to beatThe album that changed everything in the 90's, the album that raised Nirvana and Grunge to the mainstream and the album that managed to beat Glam metal in the chart lists. Expand
  7. Oct 19, 2011
    0
    It's not that Nirvana is overrated... it's more about the music. And about time. Come on, let it go already. The past stays in the past.It's not that Nirvana is overrated... it's more about the music. And about time. Come on, let it go already. The past stays in the past. Anyway, they weren't that good. And how is it perfect? I've been listening to music for a long time and I have not listened to a something perfect. Nothing's perfect. Nevermind is not perfect. Nirvana was not perfect. Perfectness lasts forever, doesn't it? Expand

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