In Utero

Nirvana - In Utero
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Based on 7 reviews
1993 Ratings: #43 / 372
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1993 Ratings: #2
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In Utero remains a shattering listen, whether it's viewed as Cobain's farewell letter or self-styled audience alienation. Few other records are as willfully difficult as this.

Rolling Stone

In Utero is a lot of things — brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once. But more than anything, it's a triumph of the will.

At times rowdy and unnerving, at others disarmingly gentle, 'In Utero' sounds like a great band staggering around looking for a direction they can psychologically deal with. A mess, but a bloody entertaining one.
its better than that naked baby album

it’s no wonder why kurt cobain is seen as the golden standard for a rock frontman. he’s a great guitarist, beautiful lyricist, and has one of the most unique and instantly recognizable voices ever. and this album just proves all of that. however, we should also recognize how much the other band members contributed. the bass and drums are absolutely incredible and steve albini’s production amplifies that. most of the tracks are very dynamic and frequently ... read more
I'm really sick. mucus slugs are dripping from my nose like my grandma's leaky kitchen faucet. I can't stop sneezing either. Whenever I sneeze, a little chunk of cartilage gets darted across the room, or, because I'm responsible, into my arm. I can't even eat a granola bar without wanting to keel over and spew my guts on the bathroom tiles. I had plans today, but the god's struck me down with a mysterious illness. I just have to sit at my desk with this beige box of tissues. I have a way to ... read more
The raw and noisy production on this just aged so well, I can totally see why people prefer this over Nevermind tbh, and I slightly prefer this too actually.

Also rest in peace to the legend himself, Kurt Cobain, as he died 27 years ago today. <3

I have a new rating system in the works (see on my profile), & I think that this one might make more sense going forward. This means also that I'll only be rating things in increments of 5, because it's irritating seeing my highest score only be an 84, which isn't really in much a realm of difference from an 81 (& I love the 84s way more). This rating system will only affect my higher-rated albums, or albums with actually great songs on them, so don't worry, I'm ... read more
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Track List

  1. Serve The Servants 
  2. Scentless Apprentice 
  3. Heart Shaped Box 
  4. Rape Me 
  5. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle 
  6. Dumb 
  7. Very Ape 
  8. Milk It 
  9. Pennyroyal Tea 
  10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter 
  11. Tourette's 
  12. All Apologies
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Added on: May 5, 2012