iTunes Store: Nirvana - Nevermind
When this album was first released, I just enjoyed the music. Then, as the life of Kurt Cobain came under ever closer scrutiny, stories about his childhood, personal habits and education were circulated. I wish I could rewind the tape for him and go back to that time before he was so brutally scrutinized. I believe he really just wanted to write and make good music. Despite all the hype and hindrances, he managed to do just that.
Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come as You Are, In Bloom, Lithium are just some of the iconic songs on this album. I mean, honestly, Nevermind was the voice of our generation... wow that sounds so deep.
Say whatever you will about Tori Amos, but her cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit on this '92 EP is top notch. Nothing against her, but this is probably the only thing of hers I'll ever actually own.