Nirvana – Nevermind
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. Nevermind is their second album, released on September 1991. According to frontman Kurt Cobain, the songs of Nevermind were influenced by bands such as the Pixies, R.E.M., the Smithereens, and the Melvins. It is often credited with initiating a resurgence of punk culture among teenagers and young adults and it is among the most acclaimed albums in the history of music. In 2004 the Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry, which collects “culturally, historically or aesthetically important” sound recordings.
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