Nevermind dei Nirvana compie 25 anni

nirvana-nevermind-coverNevermind does possess the songs, character and confident spirit to be much more than a reformulation of college radio’s high-octane hitsIra Robbins, Rolling Stone, 1991

A little bit punk, a little bit metal, a little bit country, a little bit rock’n’roll. What the hell more do you want?” Lauren Spencer, Spin, 1991

There are enough intriguing textures, mood shifts, instrumental snippets and inventive word plays to provide for hours of entertainment” Karen Shoemer, New York Times, 1991

Nirvana may not stand a chance of selling anywhere near as many records as Guns N’ Roses, but don’t tell Cobain; you never know how he’ll react” David Browne, Entertainment Weekly, 1991

Ascoltare “Nevermind” senza avere nelle orecchie le chiacchiere di ciò che ruota oggi intorno ai Nirvana può far ancora scoprire sensazioni forti ad ascoltatori appassionati di “musica fisica”” Dario Ingiusto, Onda Rock, 2006

The album that changed the course of popular music” Jess Harvell, Pitchfork, 2011

Un misto di slackerness e rabbia repressa, innato senso della melodia e struggimento interiore, consapevolezza di una diversità insuperabile e tutto ciò che un adolescente può provare nel suo apprendistato maturo erano condensate in 3 minuti e, soprattutto, in quei 30 secondi iniziali che nessuno nato in quegli anni può affermare di non aver mai ascoltato” Stefano Pifferi, Sentire Ascoltare, 2011

Nirvana, like so many other bands, inherited and passed along the Promethean mantle, influencing other musicians and artists with their pop-punk sound and lyrical obliqueness, but probably more so with their stark authenticity and anti-authoritarianism; this sense of life’s irrepressible and regenerative nature, more than belief in a God or afterlife, is a source of faith for many, me included. Who carries the fire, however, and from where to where, is typically forgotten, though we can’t help but love the bearers by whose works we were moved, changed, and even defined” John Amen, Pop Matters, 2016

Nevermind didn’t only expand our idea of what rock music can be, but made us face certain relations between rock and commercialism we hadn’t previously lived up to” Tiarney Miekus, Overland, 2016

Nevermind, secondo album dei Nirvana, usciva il 24 settembre del 1991. Comunque la pensiate, è stato l’ultimo album autenticamente epocale della Storia del Rock.