Kurt Cobain Would Have Been 53; 7 Nirvana Deep Cuts You Have to Hear

The songs that put Nirvana on another level

February 20, 2020

When you listen to Nirvana in 2020, the year Kurt Cobain would have turned 53, they still pull you in. They still sound different than almost everyone one else regardless of context, and they still sound urgent and relevant.

The music is heavier, angrier, and more punk than even most of what was happening in their own Seattle scene in the late '80s and early '90s, while Cobain's vocal fusion of Pixies growl and Replacements screech is still melodic nails on a chalkboard.

Nirvana has received plenty of credit (or blame) over the years for ending the pop metal party by ushering in a darker era of rock with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Nevermind in 1991. Other reluctant hits followed like “Lithium” and “Heart-Shaped Box.” But what makes an album, an artist and a legend are the songs in between – the deep cuts.

Here are 7 of Nirvana’s best songs you may have forgotten about or even missed the first time around. The band only released three studio albums along with a collection of B-sides and demos, but this list still could have been twice as long.

HONORABLE MENTION: "Floyd the Barber," "Hairspray Queen, "Territorial Pissings," "Serve the Servants," "Dumb."

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