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#431: In Utero by Nirvana

2.24.2011


In Utero by Nirvana (1993)

Favorite Track(s): "Scentless Apprentice" (I liked the guitar riff, nothing else) and "tourette's" (I liked the drums, and nothing else) and "All Apologies" (the only song I might want to ever hear again off this album)

Thoughts: (Pre-Listening) I wish I could say I couldn't be more excited to listen to this album. I'm not. I'm dreading it. The fact that it comes right before a Big Star album on the list is my only solace at this hour.

Grunge, as we've discussed when I had to listen to Pearl Jam, is not my thing. It seems like an awful combination of dark, whiny, angry, noisy, and incoherent. I think if it was ever going to work for me, it would have been when I was an angsty teenager (especially in the 90s), like with Catcher in the Rye. But since the band is considered by so many to be one of God's gifts to music, I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

(Post-Listening) I lasted less than 2 minutes on the first song before I had to take a break. Most of the songs sound dated to me. If I had listened to this music when it was released, perhaps it would take on at least a nostalgic meaning for me now, but otherwise it left me cold and disinterested. This is just not my bag. Hey, I tried!


2 comments:

Lee Staman said...

I love Heart-shaped Box! "I've been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap" is a great line! And All Apologies is good but the rest of the album is not all that great.

Maryann said...

Heart-Shaped Box was pretty good...and that line is hilarious, but also well-written, you're right!