In Utero

Nirvana - In Utero
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1993 Ratings: #41 / 376
User Score
1993 Ratings: #2
Liked by 144 people
September 13, 1993 / Release Date
LP / Format
DGC / Label
Steve Albini / Producer / Website
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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
I'm really sick. slugs are dripping from my damn nose like my grandma's leaky kitchen faucet. I can't stop sneezing either. Whenever I achoo, 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 clean ... 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

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
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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Added on: May 5, 2012