In Utero

Nirvana - In Utero
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Based on 6 reviews
1993 Ratings: #45 / 367
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1993 Ratings: #2
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September 13, 1993 / Release Date
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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.
This album has just allowed Nirvana to acquire his rock legendary title. After "Nevermind" and its commercial interplanetary success, Kurt Cobain regrets that the majority of fans (teenagers especially) misunderstood the message. With "In Utero", Nirvana who could have chosen the path of ease and release a "Nevermind 2", decides to cut short with these fans, and finally make the music that really pleases him. "In Utero" has a heavier and dirty side than ... read more

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Ouch that was a harsh listen, still beautiful landscapes.

What Cudi tried but not laughable
The distorted, howling, vicious lead guitars combined with Kurt's violent shrieks and twisted lyrics allow the band to create the most ghastly and disturbing album in their whole discography.
It's an album verging on self destruction. It's an album that relishes in the strange, the nonsensical, and the odd. It's an album that's one of the darkest, saddest, most harrowing statements Nirvana have ever made, and it's a statement that still rings horribly true. It's a self destruction album, by definition.

Favorite jams: Very Ape, Tourette's, Heart Shaped Box

Lest Favorite: Dumb
A much more solid, varied, and more personal album compared to Nevermind. I can never put in order my favorite tracks on here, since they're all so neck-and-neck in terms of quality. By far their best album for me.

Favorite Tracks: Dumb, All Apologies, Tourette's, Rape Me, Scentless Apprentice, Heart Shaped Box
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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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