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With one swift kick of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana broke through with an anthem for a new generation. This 14-track summary features highlights from each of their three studio albums, a couple from their MTV Unplugged collection, and a previously unreleased track, “You Know You’re Right” that’s every bit as solid and confrontational as the best Kurt Cobain tunes.

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Great hits, this album is how I discovered my favorite rock group. However, iTunes is still missing one of Nirvana's albums, Incesticide. If you think iTunes should put this album on, click that this review was helpful.


If you dont like the classic Nirvana, then you are CRAZY! It's so great, and you know all the songs in the back of your head- and when you listen to a song that you thought you didnt know- you actaully know it. Nirvana started a lot of great music. Get over it.


Nirvana is my life, but if you're just getting into Nirvana, this is a good way to start. It will only keep you craving for more, though. If you feel this craving, i strongly suggest you look into Bleach, Inscesticide, nevermind, and In Utero. Kurt Cobain's geneosity and the spectacularity of this band can never be fit all on to one CD. There is so much more to it. Let me clear a few things out for you first: Nirvana does not mean heaven. Buddhists don't believe the human soul goes to heaven, but it is re-born in a new body living the life of another human being. Over time, if this sould can purify itself enough, it stops being reborn and can finally retires to a state of being one with the universe. This state is called nirvana. STOP COMPARING NIRVANA TO PEARLJAM! They were two entirely different bands that just happened to shake the same generation. All of you people do Kurt a favor and take your Nirvana CD's, and your Pearl Jam CD's, and keep them far, far apart. And no, this is NOT the same "You Know You're Right" version you will find on the box set. This is the better quality, full band version. The one on the box set is just a home-recorded acoustic. Nirvana is love.


Formed: 1987 in Aberdeen, WA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s

Even now, years after you first felt its edges, the chorus of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” still sounds too dangerous—too loud, too ugly, too upset—for any mainstream. And yet, Nirvana’s 1991 single didn’t just mark an unlikely breakthrough for the Seattle trio, it upended popular culture in ways we’ve haven’t seen since. Punk became pop, grunge became global vernacular, industry walls became rubble, and frontman Kurt Cobain became the reluctant voice of a generation in need of catharsis, all seemingly...
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