Nirvana - In Utero (Vinyl)

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To mark the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's third and last studio album In Utero, Looking back: After Nirvana brought the honest rock'n'roll back to the top of the charts in 1991 with Nevermind, in Utero became the final statement of the most incredible, though most contradictory rock'n'roll band in the era — from the opening, quasi-incomplete melodies of “Serve The Servants” to the bittersweet, final tensions of “" All Apologies "”. Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl had come to terms with the image of the grunge generation speakers, which she herself had surprisingly caught up with. “" In Utero "” is a lot of things, David Fricke wrote at the release of the album in the “" Rolling Stone "”: “" Brilliant, corrosive, angry and thoughtful, mostly all at the same time. But more than anything else, it is a triumph of willpower.” Clearly optimised in sound, Nirvana's (unwittable) swan song returns to the 20th anniversary of In Utero.

A devastating statement from the hesitant leaders of a manufactured counterculture. It lacks the universal punch of a "Smells Like Teen Spirit," but more than makes up for it in waves of blistering feedback, the like of which was never (and almost certainly will never be) found on a #1 record ever again.

I would argue that In Utero has a broader appeal than even Nevermind. I can't help but notice that my friends always skip the abrasive tracks I love, yet I could just as easily go the rest of my life without hearing "Pennyroyal Tea" again, which they can't get enough of. There's something for everyone. People always talk about the anger here, and yeah, he screams the word "rape" a whole lot, which is all fine and good...but the NOISE, man. The same stuff that scared off the "Teen Spirit" frat boys keeps bringing me back.

It's especially amazing in context: In Utero knocked Garth Brooks' In Pieces--an album that went platinum eight times--from the #1 Billboard spot, if only for a week. Then a month later, Pearl Jam released Vs., an album that also fell under the absurd "grunge" genre, yet probably has more in common sonically with Garth Brooks than In Utero.

This is an album completely out of time that had no use being anywhere near the pop charts, nor did it belong with the fading grunge fad. It's a profoundly unique death rattle from a band that only becomes more and more fascinating as a piece of pop culture history as time marches on.

By: sinnersong

A1 Serve The Servants
A2 Scentless Apprentice
A3 Heart-Shaped Box
A4 Rape Me
A5 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
A6 Dumb
B1 Very Ape
B2 Milk It
B3 Pennyroyal Tea
B4 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
B5 Tourette's
B6 All Apologies

Part of the "Back To Black" vinyl reissue series by Universal Records but this is not part of the 60th vinyl anniversary.
Black sticker on skin says: "Includes a voucher to download MP3 version of the album. 180 gram heavyweight vinyl."
Inserts jacket with lyrics, pictures & credits.
Includes a voucher to download MP3 version of the album.

Tracks A3 and B6 are the early Steve Albini mixes, instead of the Scott Litt mixes featured on the original album.

Track A3 misspelled as "Heat-Shaped Box" on the inner sleeve lyrics.
Track B5 misspelled as "Toutrette's" on the inner sleeve lyrics.