★第9届MTV音乐录影带大奖“最佳另类音乐录影带”、“最佳新人音乐录影带”(“Smells Like Teen Spirit”)
★第38届葛莱美奖“最佳另类音乐演出”(“MTV Unplugged In New York”)
★滚石杂誌与MTV音乐台合作评选“100首最伟大流行歌曲”︰“Smells Like Teen Spirit”高居季军
’91年狂卖千万张的旷世鉅作《Nevermind》一举震惊全世界,辑中的"Smels Like Teen Spirit"、"Come As You Are"、"Lithium"等都是歌迷及乐评一致讚赏的经典作品, 尤其堪称Grunge国歌的"Smells Like Teen Spirit",朗朗上口的旋律,加上狂傲不羈未经修饰的叛逆色彩更是满足了全球少年仔的耳朵,Nirvana带动了Grunge风潮乃至整个另类摇滚革命的爆发。随著《Nevermind》于’92年1月在Billboard流行专辑榜夺标称王,他们的人气指数在此刻可说到达巔峰,而这总总成就也让Nirvana一跃成为次流行文化的代言人,Grunge乐界的龙头老大更是非Nirvana莫属。
关於Nirvana的历史,应该回溯到1987年。当时,灵魂人物Kurt Cobain与贝丝手Krist Novoselic、鼓手Aaron Burckhard(’91年8月由第6任鼓手Dave Grohl接任)三人组成Nirvana。’89年独立厂牌Sub Pop为其出版仅花了606美元制作的首张大碟《Bleach》,一般公认这张专辑已经雕塑出Nirvana的雏型;’93年的《In Utero》更是张离经叛道、不具商业色彩却依然夺得冠军的震憾佳作。
不知27岁对摇滚人而言是否为一道难以跨越的门槛,在 Jim Morrison、Ian Curois（Joy Division主唱）、Jimi Hendrix后,Kurt Cobain也选择加入“27岁俱乐部”,’94年4月8日,Kurt的尸体被一名电器工人发现,他藉由举枪自尽结束了重重名气背后的压抑生命,摆脱凡俗,只留给世人无限回味的4张专辑及2张现场作品。至今即使灵魂人物Kurt Cobain离开人世已逾8年多,但是Nirvana在乐坛的伟大贡献绝对是难以超越的﹗
Title: Nevermind (Remastered)
Label: Geffen Records
Release Date: 2011
The original album, now in 96kHz/24bit.
Nevermind was never meant to change the world, but you can never predict when the zeitgeist will hit, and Nirvana's 1991 Nevermind turned out to be the place where alternative rock crashed into the mainstream.
No matter how much anguish there is on Nevermind is bracing because Kurt Cobain exorcises his demons through evocative wordplay and mangled screams paired with the band's a tremendous, unbridled power that transcends the pain, turning into pure catharsis. And that's as key to the record's success as Cobain's songwriting, since Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl help turn this into music that is gripping, powerful, and even fun (and, really, there's no other way to characterize "Territorial Pissings" or the surging "Breed").
Nevermind immediately became a smash hit, quickly selling out its initial shipment of 50,000 copies and creating a shortage across America. What helped the record become a success was "Smells Like Teen Spirit," a blistering four-chord rocker that was accompanied by a video that shot into heavy MTV rotation. By the beginning of 1992, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" had climbed into the American Top Ten and Nevermind bumped Michael Jackson's much-touted comeback album Dangerous off the top of the album charts; it reached the British Top Ten shortly afterward. By February, the album had been certified triple platinum.
Nevermind is the second studio album by the American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24, 1991. Produced by Butch Vig, Nevermind was the group's first release on DGC Records. Frontman Kurt Cobain sought to make music outside the restrictive confines of the Seattle grunge scene, drawing influence from groups such as the Pixies and their use of song volume dynamics.
Despite low commercial expectations by the band and its record label, Nevermind became a surprise success in late 1991, largely due to the popularity of its first single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit". By January 1992, it had replaced Michael Jackson's album Dangerous at number one on the Billboard charts. The album also produced three other singles: "Come as You Are", "Lithium", and "In Bloom". The Recording Industry Association of America has certified the album Diamond (over 10 million copies shipped), and the album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Nevermind was responsible for bringing alternative rock to a large mainstream audience, and critics subsequently regarded it as one of the best albums of all time.
Smells Like Teen Spirit ?
Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American musician and artist, best known as the lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album Bleach released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989.
01. Smells Like Teen Spirit 5:01
02. In Bloom 4:14
03. Come As You Are 3:39
04. Breed 3:03
05. Lithium 4:17
06. Polly 2:56
07. Territorial Pissings 2:22
08. Drain You 3:44
09. Lounge Act 2:36
10. Stay Away 3:32
11. On A Plain 3:16
12. Something In The Way 3:52
13. Endless, Nameless 3:52