Ranked 17/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Remastered 180-Gram Pressing Cut from Original Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman and Pressed at RTI. This is THE Definitive Version of the Life-Altering 1991 Blockbuster Album!
Few records changed the world. Nirvana's Nevermind is one of them. Released in September 1991, the well-produced yet emotionally raw album catapulted grunge into the mainstream and forever altered the popular musical landscape, turning Nirvana into household names and singer Kurt Cobain into the reluctant spokesperson of his generation. By years end, Seattle-based music, fashion, and attitude consumed popular consciousness. Nevermind had restored the gritty passion, rebellious mentality, and cathartic power long missing from mainstream rock. Call it the mighty sword that in one swoop fell the excess, plasticity, and emptiness of 80s music.
The records impact is also be measured by the success of its singles. Named by Rolling Stone as the #9 Best Song of All Time, the anthemic Smells Like Teen Spirit became an institution on radio stations and MTV. Subsequent singles Come As You Are, Lithium, and In Bloom also testified to the genius of the soft-loud arrangements and whip-smart commentary on Nevermind, which at its core was a blockbuster pop album in punk clothing.
More than ten million copies later, the record has only picked up more accolades, having been included at or near the top of nearly every major publications Greatest Albums list. Nevermind is listed as:
#1 in Spins 90 Greatest Albums of the 90s
#1 Album of the Year in Village Voices Pazz & Jop Poll
#6 in Pitchforks Top 100 Albums of the 1990s
#17 in Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time
#1 in Entertainment Weeklys Best Albums of the 90s
In addition to the groundbreaking music, sound quality has always been among the albums finest aspects. Cleanly produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Andy Wallace, Nevermind features explosive dynamics, bursting tones, and a wide-open midrange. While Cobain later disparaged the sound as being too polished, the truth was that the room-filling sound allowed the record to grab the attention of anyone within earshot. Much imitated but never equaled, the sound became the template that nearly every band requested be put on their albums.
And it has never sounded better. Cut for ORG from the original master tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed at RTI, ORGs Limited Edition Collectors Version is THE definitive edition of this masterpiece. WE GUARANTEE THIS BEATS EVERY PREVIOUS PRESSING. Dave Grohls titantic drumming, Cobains gut-wrenching screams and distortion-packed guitar riffs, and Krist Novoselics loopy bass lines all feature life-size imaging and incredible presence. Do not pass this up!
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. In Bloom
3. Come As You Are
7. Territorial Pissings
8. Drain You
9. Lounge Act
10. Stay Away
11. On A Plain
12. Something In The Way