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Nirvana [2 LP]
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Nirvana doesn't lend itself well to compilation because they only released 3 albums that each sound very, very different. It's not very expensive and a much more rewarding decision to buy each of the three albums rather than this cheesy "Greatest Hits" record, something it's hard to imagine a living Kurt Cobain authorizing. The songs are good, but a lot of the groups best work is missing here and the arrangement leaves a lot to be desired.
"Drain You" belongs here. "Polly" belongs here. "Aneurysm" should be here in some form (it was a hit off the 1997 live album and a highlight of Incesticide). "Love Buzz" was always a live staple and one of the standout songs from their debut. At a time when CD prices are reaching ridiculous new heights and other legendary performers like The Beatles and Elvis are seeing 30-song single-CD career overviews released, the Nirvana best-of CD should have featured a little bit more than it does.
The new song, "You Know You're Right", is typical Nirvana but enjoyable and emotional nonetheless. It stinks that hardcore fans will be driven to buy 13 songs they already have for this one new tune, but thats Geffen's plan now, isn't it?
1. You Know You're Right
2. Been A Son (different recording)
3. Pennyroyal Tea (remixed)
Other than that, it's all rehash! I personally love the new version of Been A Son which was mentioned in the book Come As You Are. It includes Chris's "tasty bass solo". Pennyroyal Tea's remix is much better than the In Utero version, although not entirely that much different. Finally, You Know You're Right is a good song, but in my opinion not worthy of being a "Greatest Hit".
It's true the cd lacks some hits including: Polly, Love Buzz, and Anuerysm. I recommend this cd to newcomers of Nirvana, but to hardcore fans, I'd spend it on something else. This cd is an obvious ploy to make money for Courtney Love, and lucky you, just in time for the holidays!
Unlike the made-for-MTV punk bands of today, Nirvana didn't wrap filler songs around one or two singles and call it a day--each album is an experience, and deserves to be listened to all the way through. If you need an introduction to Nirvana, skip this and buy any of their studio albums. If you have all of their albums, invest in a CD burner, download You Know You're Right off of KaZaa or Morpheus, and make a compilation of your own favorite songs; it's what Kurt would have wanted.
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One of the greatest albums of all time! Makes my morning commute easier with great songs.Published 4 days ago by meerkatman
Fantastic! It includes all of Nirvana's greatest hits. Love it.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
After listening to this in full length, I cried and moaned softly as I enjoy the bliss of the cold air. Thankful to have lived in golden era of grunge rock!Published 1 month ago by tim armstrong
dive, aneurysm, big long now, sappy, big cheese, and spank thru.
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