Welcome to another Throwback Thursday on Full Volume, and this week I have an absolute cracker for you, and I’m sure many of you will have listened, seen and probably owned this album at some point in your life, an absolute classic, ‘Nevermind’ by Nirvana.
With possibly one of the most iconic album covers of all time, ‘Nevermind’ from Nirvana is an alt-rock classic. Released September 24th 1991, ‘Nevermind’ was an instant hit, and featured one of the most popular rock and roll singles of all time, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, whilst also featuring popular Nirvana singles in “Lithium” and “Come as You Are”. The album was expected to sell around 250,000 copies according to Geffen Records, but the album ended up selling over 30 million copies, and has been rated as one of the greatest albums of all time. Since the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain back in 1994, the album rose even further to success.
Incredible guitar riffs, hard-core drumming and a mix of soft and heavy vocals make this 13 track album amazing. Nirvana brought mainstream rock to life by releasing this album, with rock fans everywhere still listening to this classic now. The album combines the heavy metal side of Nirvana with a mix of a pop style that really made this album more mainstream, which is why everyone loved it so much, but don’t get me wrong, nirvana still stay true to their punk rock background, especially in songs such as “Polly”.
Singles that are pure sing along rock out anthems that get even the average pop listener banging their heads, ‘Nevermind’ will go down in history as one of the greatest albums of all time, and as an album that changed the course of what was popular listening. Chancing success with the release of ‘Nevermind’, Nirvana produced an absolutely incredible album.
Favourite song on the album: “Drain You”
You can listen to ‘Nevermind’ using the links below to Spotify and iTunes, or listen directly from my page, and as always, I’d love to hear if you owned this album, and where it ranks on your list of greatest albums of all time!