Monday, June 15, 2009

A band that has stood the test of time

As I was doing some errands today, I had a mix of music on my iPod that had a lot of '90s rock and grudge music. I was enjoying the music, but also realizing that much of this music just does not seem to speak to me that way it did when it first came out and I was in high school. And then Nirvana came on and I realized that here is a band that has music that has, possibly, stood the test of time. Maybe it is just nostalgia or maybe because Kurt Cobain died while Nirvana was still so popular and there was no real decline or dragged out process by which the band faded from view, but Nirvana still sounds as good to me now as they did when they were at the height of their popularity. I am not sure I can think of a lot of other bands from that same genre and era that I can still listen to and still think, wow this is as relevant as it was when it originally came out. I am also of the mind that the Nirvana Unplugged album is and will go down as one of the classic albums of the '90s music scene.

Nirvana- All Apologies


Lisa said...

Nirvana's music does hold up well. I was just thinking of them this morning when I drove to work. The 10,000 Maniacs' song These Are the Days was playing and I was taken back to the day I heard about Kurt Cobain's suicide. I was sitting at my desk at AARP and I think it was Len Brehmer, maybe Frank E. Lee on WXRT announced Cobain's death. It was early afternoon. Then the DJ played the 10,000 Maniacs' song for Frances Bean Cobain, Kurt's daughter.

Comrade Kevin said...

And still has never been bettered.