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    I'm sure this has been posted before but I'm too lazy to look right now.

    I'm watching a DVR-taped version of "Classic Albums" on VH1 re: Nirvana's Nevermind and I'm wondering...

    ...How does Nirvana sound on a decent sound system?

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    Depends on what album you listen too. Bleach, for example is very gritty, and a so-so recording. Nevermind is extremely polished and well recorded - highly recommended. In Utero was low-fi, before low-fi became cool - gritty, but a good transfer. The Unplugged album is o-k, a little more 'noise' in the background than I would like - but that's the kind of intimate setting it was recorded in. Very closely mic'd.

    The black album (GH) levels the playing field a bit, a solid transfer on all the tracks, without loosing the 'feel' of each individual album.

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    Ask and you shall receive...from the Russ Man himself...

    I understand Nirvana's albums are not a Cat Stevens recording but I think what I was looking for was...

    Bleach...when you listen to this one you can feel as though you are sittin' in Floyd's seat...:D

    Nevermind...listenin' to this one made me know what teen spirit smells like...:(

    In Utero...is that a Polk or a heart shaped box?

    Unplugged...oh nevermind!!! :p

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    Nevermind - excellent sounding CD & their best.

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    Well said...kinda funny thinking about Mr. Cobain reading this thread. rip and all, but still kinda funny
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    bump for SAGs...:D

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    I like the unplugged album, sounded eerily live in my system. Nevermind is well recorded. In Utero is also pretty good. Heart Shaped Box is one of my favorites.
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    FWIW, i would like to note that mr. cobain often remarked how UN-happy he was with the production of nevermind... not quite the vision he was having, but it certainly did make a big pile of cabbage. very "commercial" for the time and newly evolving genre: loud, loads of compression and processing (but nothing like todays pop music), artificially huge drums and guitars (cobain wasnt exactly a tone-whore)... i have a live bootleg from about the same time as nevermind really took off, and the "new" songs sounded NOTHING like the record. kind of funny, really, and a good example of how production can completely transform an act.

    cobain also remarked that in utero *was* congruent with his vision (and who can argue with steve albini?) as far as production went.

    also, i noticed incesticide wasnt mentioned above; it bridges the gap between nevermind and in utero, and definitely contains songs that are worth a listen for fans of this style (i suppose it wasnt nearly the "hit record" that those records were).

    nirvana are directly responsible for reinventing rock music for the masses, and for the progression of same into the overproduced formula-rock garbage that permeates commercial radio in 2007. if you put a tuxedo on a turd, does it still stink?

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    After reading this thread I had to order "With The Lights Out", it's half price on Amazon right now.
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    Russman got it right. I have nothing more to add beyond his comments.

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