It’s 30 years since Nirvana’s breakthrough second album Nevermind was released, giving the global music scene at the time a much needed shot in the arm and rewriting the rule book for rock albums of the era.
The Seattle (or Aberdeen to be precise) based band became the ill-at-ease poster boys of the grunge genre, a catch-all term for alternative rock bands tired of hair metal. They also also helped open the world’s eyes to many lesser known bands of the time from both sides of the Atlantic.
That’s why this month’s Audiograde.uk playlist celebrates the music of the era which sounds as fresh today as it did back then. Of course we’ve included a Nirvana track as well, but one of their lesser known songs that reveals the band not only capturing but living the zeitgeist.
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