Nirvana
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1988-01
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Nirvana

Nirvana Biography (Wikipedia)

Nirvana was an American rock band formed by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined in 1990. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important alternative bands in history. Though the band dissolved in 1994 after the suicide of Cobain, their music maintains a popular following and continues to influence modern rock and roll culture.

In the late 1980s, Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing its first album, Bleach, for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. They developed a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. After signing to major label DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit", the first single from the band's second album Nevermind (1991). Nirvana's sudden success widely popularized alternative rock, and Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the "spokesman of a generation", with Nirvana considered the "flagship band" of Generation X. Nirvana's third studio album, In Utero (1993), released to critical acclaim, featured an abrasive, less mainstream sound and challenged the group's audience.

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In Bloom
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In Bloom
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Lithium
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Lithium
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Smells Like Teen Spirit
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Smells Like Teen Spirit
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All Apologies
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All Apologies
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The Man Who Sold The World
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The Man Who Sold The World
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Come As You Are
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Come As You Are
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Lake Of Fire (Unplugged)
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Lake Of Fire (Unplugged)
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Dumb
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Dumb
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Come As You Are (Reading Festival 1992)
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Come As You Are (Reading Festival 1992)
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The Man Who Sold The World (Unplugged)
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The Man Who Sold The World (Unplugged)
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School
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School
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Downer
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Downer
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About A Girl
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About A Girl
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Love Buzz
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Love Buzz
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Polly
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Polly
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Breed
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Breed
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School (Live at Reading)
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School (Live at Reading)
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Something In The Way (BBC Session, 9 Nov 1991)
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Something In The Way (BBC Session, 9 Nov 1991)
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You Know You're Right
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You Know You're Right
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Heart-Shaped Box
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Heart-Shaped Box
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All Apologies (Steve Albini Mix)
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All Apologies (Steve Albini Mix)
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