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Apr 3, 2014

Cobain spoke for a generation, but we’re grown-ups now

Kurt Cobain perfectly embodied the '90s grunge and punk movement, a muffled voice of a quietly miserable generation. But his music has not aged well -- and neither have we.

Helen Razer — Writer and broadcaster

Helen Razer

Writer and broadcaster

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  1. mook schanker

    Was a big fan of Nirvana back in the day and still am though hardly any tracks would get a rotation now, perhaps Bleach which is fantastic now as it was and some demo studio sessions. From that era I would play a couple of old Magic Dirt EPs the most…

    Not sure why Nirvana is anything unique for an era in terms of current playability. I can’t say I listen to a lot of 80s New Wave these days either though every so often I chuck up an old New Order record and it’s like wow….

    The same with Appetite for Destruction, IMO it really is a faultless album – don’t care how anyone looks at me when I chuck it on…

  2. AR

    I think that Weird Al Jankovich pinged the whineys perfectly – “we’re a rock group from Seatle/it sure beats raisin’ cattle”.

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