I know I’ve mentioned it before just how dated I feel a lot of the music from the early 90’s alternative movement sounds today, and that Nirvana (to these ears at least) sounds especially dated. I don’t disagree that Nirvana was hugely instrumental in turning much of popular music on its head but if it wasn’t them, it would have been someone else. Nirvana’s success is a great example of right place, right time. If you listen to London Calling, Rubber Soul, Remain In Light, or even Appetite For Destruction today (2008) they all sound dated, but all still sound perfectly relevant. Despite being one of the most important albums in rock music history, some 15 years after its release Nevermind just doesn’t hold up.
MP3 | Oasis – Wonderwall
MP3 | Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
MP3 | Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know
MP3 | Bran Van 3000 – Drinking In L.A.
MP3 | Eels – Novocaine For The Soul