Album Review: Nirvana
    • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2013

    • Posted by: Julian Jacobson

    Twenty years ago, Nirvana's third and final studio album, In Utero, was released. When it came out, it represented both progress, in terms of songwriting (a huge leap in lyrical quality as compared to 1991's Nevermind), and a simultaneous step back into the band's gritty, punk-rock roots. Legendary indie producer Steve Albini's productions were fantastically raw, but contentious. After higher-ups at the record company complained, Nirvana remixed several of the songs to make them more radio friendly ("[We had] obligations as a 'professional rock band' and as 'unit shifters'," said bassist Krist Novoselic in a recent NPR interview).

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