In the early 90’s, a trio rock band hit the music scene, with their debut album, Bleach, selling over 35,000 copies. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, Nirvana’s leader, Kurt Cobain, was “Seattle’s resident genius” (Rolling Stone 1).
Kurt Cobain came from a chaotic background, after the divorce of his parents he bounced back and forth between the homes of numerous relatives. Soon enough, metal and punk music had intertwined into Cobain’s lifestyle. Through a close friend, Buzz Osborne, Kurt met Chris Novoselic (the bass player of Nirvana). Kurt and Chris’s preferred music genre alienated them from the conservatives of Aberdeen, Washington. Together they formed a band. It wasn’t until 1987 that the band decided to call them “Nirvana”.
Their second album, “Nevermind” was released on September 24th, 1991, becoming a chart toper. Eventually reaching the top of American Top ten, pushing one of Michel Jackson’s albums out of the top album charts. Nirvana’s up in coming fame was a surprise to the music industry. The sudden fame took a toll on the band. Nirvana’s alternative and raw style changed society’s view on punk and rock music. In Utero followed in 1993, becoming Kurt Cobain’s last album. In April 1994, Cobain committed suicide.
Nirvana’s intimate and rebellious lyrics captives the grunge feels of the early 1990’s. Kurt Cobain’s rough and raspy voice lures the audience, making Nirvana one of the most prominent bands of all time. Nirvana’s guitar melodies and drum beats work harmoniously creating a relaxed atmosphere. Overall I believe Nirvana is the utmost rock band to ever exist.