Nirvana – In Utero


Nirvana was an American rock band formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Founded by lead singer-songwriter and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic, the band went through a succession of drummers before recruiting Dave Grohl in 1990. Nirvana’s success popularized alternative rock, and they were often referenced as the figurehead band of Generation X. Characterized by their punk aesthetic, Nirvana’s fusion of pop melodies with noise, combined with their themes of abjection and social alienation, brought them global popularity. Their music maintains a popular following and continues to influence modern rock and roll culture. In Utero is their third and final album, released on September 13, 1993. The band intended for the record to be a departure from the polished sound of its predecessor, Nevermind. Early in 1992, frontman Kurt Cobain stated that In Utero would showcase “both of the extremes” of Nirvana’s sound, saying “it’ll be more raw with some songs and more candy pop on some of the others. It won’t be as one-dimensional as Nevermind”. To capture a more abrasive and natural sound, Nirvana hired engineer Steve Albini to record In Utero during a two-week period in February 1993 at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. In Utero was the final album to be released by Nirvana before the band’s breakup following the suicide of Cobain in 1994 and in the ensuing years, it continued to garner praise and has since been described by several publications as one of the greatest albums of all time.

180 gram Vinyl – Includes Download
Label: Geffen Records
Cat. # 0720642453612

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