On Second Thought
Nirvana - Nevermind

By: Brad Shoup

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Posted 02/23/2006 - 06:17:37 AM by mosesmccluer:
 Aww, every track but "Lounge Act" -- my favorite off an album full of amazing songs -- gets a mention? It seems I'm the only person who even remembers that amazing opening bassline, much less appreciates it.
Posted 02/23/2006 - 07:46:01 AM by boilingboy:
 Yes, Lounge Act is a great song. My favorite after On A Plain.
Posted 02/23/2006 - 09:15:11 AM by bassman08:
 No discussion of Nevermind is complete without "Drain You." Therefore, this album review is incomplete. How can you not talk about the 2 best songs on the album? Puzzling.
Posted 02/23/2006 - 09:16:48 AM by bassman08:
 And Local H kicks more ass then just about any band of the 90s (they're top 10 for sure). So there.
Posted 02/23/2006 - 09:32:40 AM by J_R_K_:
 i have to mention that "even in his youth" is a great b-side to teen spirit.
Posted 02/23/2006 - 09:48:52 AM by wmdavidson:
 It's hard to find fault with the songs on Nevermind but as an album I feel like it just never really catches fire. In Utero rips it to shreds and even Bleach has more personality. Of all the Nirvana CDs I probably pull out Nevermind least frequently.
Posted 02/23/2006 - 11:45:09 AM by foolsgold13:
 The right lyrics to the song are: just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT after you
Posted 02/23/2006 - 11:50:05 AM by theresafield:
 haha 'have a drink theyre buying' etc
Posted 02/23/2006 - 12:56:34 PM by jhitting:
 I like how the review ends in a question. Any other review and I would complain, but since Kurt himself raised so many questions before and after his death, it seems appropriate. In fact, this whole review was well done. I recall thinking a lot of those things myself when indie went back underground as quickly as it had "appeared" in the mainstream...
Posted 02/23/2006 - 12:56:42 PM by dipdip:
 even in his youth is nirvana's best song other than beans. agree or disagree?
Posted 02/23/2006 - 01:15:44 PM by TheBrad:
 I liked "Been a Son". CONFIDENTIAL TO FOOLSGOLD13: I'm a buffoon. Thanks for the correction.
Posted 02/23/2006 - 04:40:32 PM by bassman08:
 "Of all the Nirvana CDs I probably pull out Nevermind least frequently." Agreed.
Posted 02/23/2006 - 06:18:59 PM by dave_pullar:
 It's funny that Brad contrasts Nirvana with bands like Guns 'n' Roses. At my school it was actually the hair-metal jock kids who liked Nirvana first, which explains why I took ages for me to give them any time. We didn't have a lot of punks on the Gold Coast.
Posted 02/23/2006 - 11:05:14 PM by bassman08:
 I still hold that, no matter what you think of Nirvana, they are an absolutley an important stepping stone to discovering indie music. My musical chain (beginning about 4 years ago, in my sophomore year of high school) goes like this: Zeppelin->Nirvana->Fugazi->Pixies->Pavement, etc, etc, etc. I'm not sure if that holds true for others, but I know that's certainly what happened with me. I think they're still a great band, and even though I don't listen to them much anymore they're dire as to my current musical tastes.