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Nirvana: Nirvana [Greatest Hits]Nirvana [Greatest Hits] (2002)
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Yeah, Kurt, I know that I am right, thank you for asking. Hello, and welcome to an album which had no purpose other than to make Courtney Love rich and promote Nirvana's "new" song, You know You're Right. I am your teacher, Sean, please sit down and shut up. I was honestly on the edge of m.
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Yeah, Kurt, I know that I am right, thank you for asking.

Hello, and welcome to an album which had no purpose other than to make Courtney Love rich and promote Nirvana's "new" song, You know You're Right.

I am your teacher, Sean, please sit down and shut up.

I was honestly on the edge of my seat for this one, mainly because of the previously unreleased song. Now, I know many of you heard the song on the Internet, but, I, for one, do not download songs from a computer. I buy songs with money. So, like I said, I was breathing with anticipation. Now, Nirvana was the band that got me into punk rock. Nirvana then the Pixies, Husker Du, the Ramones, and so on. Nirvana introduced me, and for this, I have never forgotten. As a Nirvana fan, I am disappointed with this album, extremely. One: the "new" song, which was actually recorded over eight years ago, hence the quotations around the word "new," is boring. If this was a previously released song, it would have never been included on this "Greatest Hits" record. Yeah, it's got irony in it, after all the singer is dead and he is singing about pain and feeling well. But, the song, has nothing to it. Simple structure and a rather annoying chorus.

But this isn't the only thing wrong. Two: Where the motherfuck are songs like Drain You, Radio Friendly Unit Shifter and Anuerysm? These songs, Kurt personally said were some of his best. So, instead of actually putting some of Nirvana's "Greatest Hits" on this album, the members of the band and record company decided to put the most commercially successful songs on this album.

New title: "Nirvana's most radio friendly songs, plus a rare one."

Kurt once said that he thought Drain You was far better than Smells Like Teen Spirit. So, then, where the fuck is Drain You? I felt totally jipped. I love every previously released song on here, but the album was completely generic and unneccesary.

A whole new generation now gets to listen to Nirvana's "greatest" songs on one album. Fuck you. Buy the other albums, if you haven't yet, because 90% of the other songs are better than these "greatest hits."

A few wonderful additions are Pennyroyal Tea, which is the original recording that Kurt wanted on In Utero and the single version of Been a Son. Other than that, nothing. Yeah, every song on here is great, they always have been, but did Nirvana really need a "Greatest Hits" album? No. What Nirvana fans need is for everybody to get along so that we can enjoy their music without hearing about legal battles and greatest hits albums.

If you are a Nirvana fan, listen to Incesticide. If you have yet to really listen to Nirvana, buy In Utero and then buy Incesticide. Leave this album alone.

You Know You're Right. Yeah, I do. Class dismissed.


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bobby72 (February 28, 2014)

Just for the music full points but this collection is pretty useless. Wish they have released this even on vinyl.

IKnowImRight (May 10, 2006)

ok, you know you're right is an awesome song. all you people who are complaining about the song and talking shit about Nirvana can fuck off. 1. the song is good as are most of Nirvana's songs so your a retard if you dont see that. 2. all you people who are calling Nirvana posers and overrated-what the hells the matter with you? why dont you comment a band you actually like instead of wasting your time and ours by saying how much you hate Nirvana? assholes.

Anonymous (January 23, 2006)

fuck all you nirvana haters, you're all fools and narrow-minded fucks.

Anonymous (November 16, 2005)

"If it weren't for Nirvana, we wouldn't have _________."

I defy you to fill in that blank with something positive.


Anonymous (March 20, 2005)

There's no need for such an album. EVERY song Nirvana has recorded is a pure gem. Do yourself a favor and buy every record Nirvana has made, they are the best band the world has ever seen, period.

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

I have this cd. a part of me thinks it was a waste of money but i luv all the songs on the cd. i have in utero, nevermind, and unplugged live in new york. so basically 10 of the songs i already had.

we all know courtney love killed kurt cobain. theyre is proof, because the end of his suicide not wasn't even written by him, but written by love. he also had so much herion in his blood streem he wouldn't have been strong enough to pull the trigger.

thinking about it....i want my 15.00 bucks back!

Anonymous (March 22, 2004)

I love nirvana but I believe there's no need of this money-machine album. I give one, because everyone owns these singles, and the new song is bad.
But nirvana 4ever.

Anonymous (March 10, 2004)

great band courtney love killed kurt that is certain i will go now

Anonymous (February 28, 2004)

sorry i must say fuck this record and fuck courtney love my friend gave me this for my birthday cause she knew i am a fucking huge nirvana fan but seriously i agree with the reveiwer its kinda strange nirvana got me into punk rock too and i will never forget them for that in fact i was gonna get that prosthetic angel on in utero tattooed on my arm but i just want to say all you people who shit on nirvana and call them overratted fuck you i just want to kill you all just to rid the world of your fucking ignorance

Master-Motonobu (September 5, 2003)

While I respect Nirvana I don't think there punk, I think they are grunge. I alwso think that Kurt is glorified to much, I mean he was good and all and he he did kill himself but he isn't the greatest. The album is mediocre at best, the "new" song could be heard every time you turned on the T.V. or radio, most of the Nirvana songs are over played and not worth as much anymore

waste_elite (December 2, 2002)

saw D4 in september i believe and the only one i would consider fat would be paddy. the one guitarist isn't thin but he's far from being fat. "portly" is an overstatement. the singer with the high pitched voice looks pretty scrawny and the drummer looks normal.

why does any of this shit matter anyways. it's good music and they still put on a hell of a show.

evildeadalive (December 2, 2002)

I'd say 2 are 'portley', and 1 is fat, that of course being Paddy.

REALPUNX4LIFE (December 2, 2002)

Three members of Dillinger Four are self-proclaimed as significantly overweight.

waste_elite (December 1, 2002)

oh yeah, and Lain's voice was obnoxious as was alice in chains in general.

waste_elite (December 1, 2002)

"Good mix between the super rockin and the lovingly melodic."

good way to put it. Doolittle was a little heavy on the "lovingly melodic" but surfer rosa had the "super rockin" thing down. i guess it depends on your tastes. Bossanova is good but i would put that 3rd.

"annoying naked fat men with way too high voices like Dillinger Four. "

number one, there is only one "fat" guy in D4. number two, he's not the one with the higher pitched voice. number three, that band is one of the best punk bands going right now.

Anonymous (December 1, 2002)

I posted right below, but I forgot to mention:

Bossa Nova is the greatest Pixies album, I can't believe nobody's mentioned that one. Good mix between the super rockin and the lovingly melodic. Frank hits some high screams on this one.

Doolittle is definately 2nd.

All Pixies albums own, though. If you don't listen to the Pixies, then start!

And please don't tell me that Nirvana is a pop band 'like dashboard confessional' and then try to get creds by liking a third-rate wannabe hardcore band like Reach The Sky and annoying naked fat men with way too high voices like Dillinger Four.


Anonymous (December 1, 2002)

Okay folks, a couple things:
The boxset IS still coming out, so hold your horses (or, if I remember correctly, it's now going to be a two-disc set, but it will still kick ass - and 'you know you're right' will be on there). This information is straight from the Los Angeles Times a couple weeks ago.

I personally like Alice in Chains a lot better than Nirvana, I think the country twanged metal licks did it for me. Thought Lain had a better voice too.

But I also will enjoy Nirvana and appreciate it for what it is. The earlier, really fast grungy shit is the best though.

And grunge is pretty much punk, just noisier and angrier(a different kind of angry than punk). Although 'grunge' can kind of slip and slide between punk and doom metal, depending on the bands. Good grunge-era bands to check out: Mudhoney, the Supersuckers, Green Apple Quickstep, Green River, Tad, The Melvins, Screaming Trees (Mark Lannegan rules), Kyuss.

Check out Zeke too you punks

Anonymous (December 1, 2002)

you say dashboard is punk but nirvana is not? Stupidity at its finest folks.

ripperwalk (December 1, 2002)

That last comment was from your humble reviewer - me.

Anonymous (December 1, 2002)

Its funny that many of you are claiming that "grunge" is a fad or some catch phrase. how is the word "grunge" that far different than the word "punk"? Arent they both catch phrases and fads? Im not comparing the music, I am comparing the words and what they mean. If you hate grunge, then fine, hate it, but dont call any specific genre a "catch phrase" when that is what every genre is.

waste_elite (November 30, 2002)

there's no such thing as punk

just a catch phrase

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

Nirvana blows and thats it. There is no such thing as grunge. Just a catch phrase.

The term "punk" is used too freely to describe bands these days. Nirvana played rock music, which was pretty crappy.

For example: Offspring v.s. Voorhees

Who's punk? I'd say Voorhees.

Nirvana v.s. the Ramones = RAMONES

Blink 182 v.s. Middle Class = Middle fucking Class

Bad Religion v.s. White Stripes = BR

The commercialisation of "punk", the image and the "scene" has diluted what the sound should be and what the original attitude of punk was supposed to be. There are two types of punk these days. 1) Bullshit radio punk ie. Sum 41, Dashboard, and New Found Glory & 2) real stuff with heart ie. Strike Anywhere, Kill Your Idols and Avail

Final resolution... Nirvana was not punk, they played rock. In conclusion Nirvana was WAY overrated and overall they completely sucked. I wish they would have never happened or at least never hit it big. Plus Dave Grohl is an idiot.

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

To the person defending the drug addict rock star i've got nothing against people who choose to do drugs, but i've heard kurt say he would turn to his substance(s) of choice because he would have trouble writing music. He and the band are just given to much credit.

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

You know, you ARE right!




Face it: Nirvana is just an old, breaking vehicle for the former band members' new crappy bands. BUT NIRVANA WAS N-E-V-E-R ANY GOOD ANYWAY!


Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

"i always believed nirvana was a punk band and not a grunge band. i even saw an interview with mike ness and even he was saying that nirvana was a punk band. can't argue with that."

Why can't you argue with that? Mike Ness isn't some fucking god! Why can't more people form their own opinions? Its one thing to take a suggestion and create your own theory from what somebody said, its another to blindly accept somebody because of their status

i probably worded that the wrong way. i had already believed nirvana was a punk band before i heard mike ness talk about them. then when i heard mike talk about nirvana, it seemed to cast more credibility on the statement that yes, nirvana was a punk band. it seems like i guy who's been in the scene that long and who knows a thing or two about punk rock would have more of an informed opinion.

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

People can "worship" a drug addict because drugs aren't the only aspect of a person's life. If you weren't so blinded by lame ass propaganda, you'd be able to see that. Drug users and non-drug users are not the only two kinds of people in the world. Many of the greatest musicians were extremely drugged up when they wrote their masterpieces. If they hadn't been so high, they probably just would've sat around bitching about people who do.

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

My post below was supposed to give this shitty CD 1 star, so I'm correcting myself.

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

"i always believed nirvana was a punk band and not a grunge band. i even saw an interview with mike ness and even he was saying that nirvana was a punk band. can't argue with that."

Why can't you argue with that? Mike Ness isn't some fucking god! Why can't more people form their own opinions? Its one thing to take a suggestion and create your own theory from what somebody said, its another to blindly accept somebody because of their status.

By the way, INVESTIGATE THIS: Nirvana sounds like Neil Young! Form your own opinion, or whatever, just make it a smart one.

NOTE: Liking a band because they were the only decent thing around is understandable. Elevating them to such a staus when there is so much better old stuff to listen to is idiotic! JUST THINK ABOUT IT!

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

Nirvana is an overrated rock band, why people would worship a drug addict is beyond me. A great musician/song writer does not need to inject something into their bodies for the purpose of writing better music (kurt) Not to talk shit but they are not punk.(musically)

All those who consider them punk, want to be punk, and in doing so try to justify a rock band to be something that they are obviously not. like whatever you like but don't try to associate it to your typical music you listen to.

ripperwalk (November 29, 2002)

To the contradicting bastard a few posts below me. Its one thing to argue reviews or opinions, but only with intelligent responses and/or facts. Im glad that you dont think punk is an actual thing, yet you go out of your way to list obvious punk bands. Are the contradictions becoming clear yet? If you think that you are so cool because you are punk, then learn to except others opinions about other bands.

I hope your mother has an abortion at her own baby shower. now thats fucking punk, whatever that is.

I listen to the Sex Pistols, Sham 69 and the Casualties. Am i punk yet?

waste_elite (November 29, 2002)

nirvana was a punk/grunge/pop hybrid

and to the 12 year old wannabe elitist down below that crapped on nirvana and rattled off his favorite bands:


Anonymous (November 28, 2002)

i always believed nirvana was a punk band and not a grunge band. i even saw an interview with mike ness and even he was saying that nirvana was a punk band. can't argue with that.

Anonymous (November 28, 2002)

Nirvana is nowhere near as original or as good as the Ramones, in my opinion. They're just punk 20 years too late and all slowed down.

WussEmoRock (November 28, 2002)

ripperwalker, "rape me," at least in los angeles, use to and still does get a lot of airplay. just because some people don't agree with the song, doesn't mean it still wasn't on the radio, it just wasn't too friendly haha.


ripperwalk (November 28, 2002)

"a GREATEST HITS album. A hit is something people requested most and received airplay, etc"

If this is true, then why is Rape Me on here? This was a controversial song, not a radio friendly, even your mother likes it kind of song. You just proved yourself wrong. Also, Been a Son was never recieved well or even heard of by the general public.

RightCliqificus (November 28, 2002)

I like how that guy down there compared Nirvana to Dashboard Confessional. The similarities are striking aren't they??

Elitest punk wannabe lists off all his fav bands, as if anybody cares.

Sorry buddy, but Nirvana flat out IS punk and thats all there is to it. They didn't have the modern Blink 182 style that most people now associate with punk, but they stuck with the old style. You say you like the Ramones. If so, how can you call the Ramones punk, but not Nirvana. I find that hard to comprehend.

And comparing Nirvana to Dashboard Confessional is just fuckin nuts. Dashboard Confessional IS just a POP group, but Nirvana was a group with passion and loud melodic songs.

Anonymous (November 28, 2002)

Nirvana sounds exactly like Blink 182 and Li'l Bow Wow. Nirvana ripped them off. Fucking Poseurs!!! Nirvana's new album sounds like they stole songs from their own albums anyway. Most of these aren't even new songs. They're like remixes or something. Li'l Bow Wow even has a guest spot on the song "You Know You're White, don't you?"

Anonymous (November 28, 2002)

Nirvana sucked when Kurt was alive, they sucked when they found out he was dead. And they still suck now long after he's dead. This stupid CD is the most un-punk (if there is such a thing as being "punk") release EVER! I don't even hear the connection between Nirvana and punk, but to all you losers out there who like them this CD is utterly pointless, and a shameless money grabber.

Nirvana was NOT punk, and grunge what the hell is that? Just because a bunch of musician use alternative tunnings, different distortion techniques and abrassive vocals this equals grunge or punk? Please!!

Plenty of bands were doing similar stuff to Nirvana long before poor depressed Kurt sold his soul. Fuck Nirvana, fuck their fans, fuck grunge....in fact fuck punk, because lately punk is worse than ever.

Modern punk bands worth talking about:
Dillinger Four, Avail, Reach The Sky, Strike Anywhere, Rise Against, BigWig, the Vindictives, Scared of Chaka, Propagandhi, Bad Religion, Roger Miret and the Disaters....ETC

Why Nirvana, Weezer, Dashboard GAYness, and countless other pop acts are discussed in the punk community is beyond me. Fuck this I'm going to go listen to my Ramones, DOA, Germs, Dils and Negative Approach albums. Later geeks.

Anonymous (November 28, 2002)

this just in, im terribly intoxicated. we'll have more on that later this evening.

Anonymous (November 28, 2002)

I don't understand why you review Nirvana on here. The guy who said it was twenty years too late and all slowed down was right. But we have a word for that: grunge. Is this grungenews.com?

WussEmoRock (November 28, 2002)

You should have all listened to me when I said "don't buy this," although my reason was different than all of yours.


Anonymous (November 27, 2002)

"face it, theres a word for people like kurt: ROCKSTAR. i think MEDIA WHORE works too."

you obviously don't know much about the man.

Anonymous (November 27, 2002)

kurt cobain made music worse. by the way..... i don't see how a box set is any better than a greatest hits album. face it, theres a word for people like kurt: ROCKSTAR. i think MEDIA WHORE works too.

Anonymous (November 27, 2002)

On Nirvana:

For fans of punk BEFORE it was dead, i.e. ME, this band was never anything special. But nevertheless, I think they deserve some respect for jolting the early 90s music industry. Your opinion about Nirvana will shift depending on what angle you like punk rock from. If you got into it BECAUSE of Nirvana, then of course you will hail them with endless amounts of complements. If you got into punk rock listening to OLD stuff like the Clash, the Buzzcocks, the Ramones, PiL, or the Sex Pistols, you will just think of Nirvana as a twenty years too late and all slowed down. Don't get me wrong. I think Nirvana deserves a certain amount of applause for what they did, but nothing stellar.

AS FOR THIS ALBUM: A cheap money making ploy for C. Love. No true Nirvana fan will be very impressed, and Cobain lovers will hate it. What more can I say, other than that the new song is boring?

Anonymous (November 27, 2002)

Oh yeah, if you want to tell me I'm wrong off the board here, my name is Samuel and you can contact me @ samuel@reviewstation.com

Anonymous (November 27, 2002)

a) Reviewer, you're a dipshit for not just downloading the song and using your own albums to make this.

b) it's a GREATEST HITS album. A hit is something people requested most and received airplay, etc. Not what Kurt thought was good. It would be totally different if he made it, I'm sure.

c) I agree this was to make Courtney some cash...remember, the band was against this, they wanted to do a box set and let it rest there. Late!

Anonymous (November 27, 2002)

Courtney Love had Kurt killed. I don't believe it was a suicide.

Anonymous (November 27, 2002)

we're all entitled to our own opinions, even the moron 2 posts below. nirvana was the only good thing about mainstream music.

Anonymous (November 27, 2002)

fuck you....kurt was the only good thing to happen to mainstream music in a long time.

Anonymous (November 27, 2002)

hey kiddies, how about a joke?
Q: what's big, red and has more brains than kurt cobain?
A: the wall behind him!!!

i'm glad kurt cobain killed himself. it made the world a better place. i thought we weren't gonna have to listen to his shitty music anymore but i guess since his legacy of overrated shit lives on, i'll have to sheild my ears once again

waste_elite (November 27, 2002)

Surfer Rosa just has that raw as fuck, grab you by the nuts, spazzy, frantic, twisted genius about it. all Pixies' albums have those qualities, but not nearly to the extent of Surfer Rosa. i can listen to the entire thing front to back and be ready for another listen, but i always find myself skipping a few songs on their other albums.

doolittle is excellent. songs like debaser, i bleed, and gouge away are some of their finest. what bugs me is the inclusion of a few straight up pop songs that just come of as a little too sugary.

also, Surfer Rosa has that fucking amazing production. the best i've ever heard on any album ever. albini is a genius. it sounds like you are sitting in the studio listening to the band.

ok, im done. im a huge pixies' fan so i could go on forever about their brilliance. they never topped surfer rosa though, it's not even possible.

and i also believe In Utero is Nirvana's best album.

ripperwalk (November 26, 2002)

Since when did a "Best Of" differ from a "Greatest Hits" album? The best of a band compared to the greatest of the band. The word "Hits" does not imply popular songs, they imply songs in general. Not every song on this album was released as a single or even a B-side. So, the "Greatest Hits" title is inaccurate if you think it means popularity because many of these songs were not released commercialy.

krowdsurf (November 26, 2002)

"Hits" refers to the popularity of the song. Since it's impossible to go around and take a poll of EVERYONE'S favorite song, the only way to measure success is in how well singles sold, how well videos performed, and how often particular songs were requested on the radio. Therefore these songs are the "hits" because they are the ones we were inundated with all those years. Greatest hits albums have to have the songs everyone knows, it's the only way to ensure that they are in fact, hits. I think what you're looking for is a "Best Of." Although, even that is subject to the opinion of the person assembling the album. Sorry to sound like a wiseass.

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

I cant judge but that new song is bad.
Its just Kurt repeating the same lyric over and over and over agian. It just wont stop.

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

It's got a cover song, but not Aneurysm.

Waste of money.

I hear you can drive a Lincoln Grand Marquis through Courtney's pussy. It's that wide.

ripperwalk (November 26, 2002)

And to the fucker who was confused by my "Greatest Hits" comments. Guess what, a greatest hits album should have the bands best songs. not their best raiod friendly songs. If the lead singer thought Drain You and Anuerysm were his two favorite songs, then they should be on here. "Best of", "Greatest Hits", i got neither.

ripperwalk (November 26, 2002)

to the fucker who wanted to know if i read the track list before buying. yes, i did. but i had yet to hear the new song, and i expected some of the previously released songs to be different versions, like Pennyoyal Tea and Been a Son. I would have loved maybe a live version of Sliver or something. I dont regret buying the album because I love Nirvana, I try to own all of their albums, because I am a fan. I am just a disappointed fan now.

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

don't get this album, like everyone is saying. download the one song (which isn't even that great in the first place) and get their other albums. start with nevermind, then go to bleach or in utero, then go to unplugged or insecticide.

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

i think that new track is terrible

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

I had no idea what kind of stupid tool would buy this album. Everybody whose genuinely into the band A) already has these songs, and B) know enough not to make Courtney Love any more money.

...and then I was on the bus and I heard some big dumb jock guy trying to pick-up this girl, and I heard him go "I just got the new nirvana" (pronounced "neeew ner-van-ah") and was talking about how cool it was.

Then I realized whom was buying this CD; Big Stupid Morons.

thank you.

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

to the reviewer-
does this cd have a tack listing on the back?

...if so why the fuck didn't you look at it before buying the cd?!

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

Just downlaod the damn song and save those hard earned cash for Yu-gi-oh cards. I hear its the next best thing. Yeah I know I'm right.


Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

I read somewhere that Nirvana's greatest asset was their timing.
I mean, as a band they were very good, but it was their timing in the world of mainstream music that made them legendary. I think that's what this CD lacks. I mean, without all the legal stuff, this could have been released at a time when it was more relevant.
The Pixies didn't have the timing, unfortunately. I would have loved to see some demented video interpretation of "I Bleed" on TV. As for their best, personally, you can't go wrong with Surfer Rosa OR Doolittle. Both are incredibly diverse, urgent and strange albums that have aged rather well, in my opinion.

sloppyblake (November 26, 2002)

again i state...

doolittle is the best pixies album. hands down.

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

breathing with anticipation?
.. i breath with oxygen.

as respectible (and/or stupid) as refusing to steal music is.... i would see your point on any, ANY album other then this. but THIS album?

anyway. nice review. I recently dug up all my old nirvana CDs and got quite hooked on the tune "Molly's Lips"... it's got a very cool punkish touch to it.

Hamish (November 26, 2002)

No no, it's all about Here Comes Your Man. I dunno, something about Surfer Rosa just doesn't grab me the way that Doolittle does. But I'll back you up on Zen Arcade...

waste_elite (November 26, 2002)

"doolittle is the best pixies album. hands down."

no fucking way, Surfer Rosa was easily the best.

doolittle is good, it's just there are a few songs that i skip every time i listen to it. here come's your man, La La Love You, and Silver you come to mind...

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

"they just gave underground/punk/alternative bands greater exposure. sonic youth comes to mind as a band i got into right after nirvana"

yeah, Nirvana opened the door for so many bands that came before them to finally get exposure...just like you said, Sonic Youth comes to mind...along with Dinosaur Jr. Husker Du, the Pixies, ect....

and yes Zen Arcade is one of the best albums ever....

Doolittle is the Pixies best...fo sheezy

with that said, Nirvana was like the Beatles of our generation....the only problem is, they influenced more shitty bands then good ones...it's a shame...there are so many Nirvana ripoffs on the radio today it makes me sick...Puddle of Mudd comes to mind...


Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

heh, you wasted all of that money for one song. you're pretty stupid. if you wanted the other songs, you should buy the other cd's because they not only have those songs on it, but also alot of other great songs too.

but yeah....what's today's lesson? courtney love is a greedy psychobitch cuntrag. and don't waste your money for a cd if all you want is one song.

evilash (November 26, 2002)

Wuss emo rock is a piece of shit

sloppyblake (November 26, 2002)

doolittle is the best pixies album. hands down.

oh and about this release.. yah it is a greatest hits. the singles and songs on the singles are the album. don't complain about hearing songs that weren't released as singles. the new song is good, not great.

the box set will be worth buying.

TenderBransonX (November 26, 2002)

Let me make it clear that I love Nirvana and in the early nineties they meant as much to me as a band can mean to a person. That said don't waste your money on this album full of recycled music. Download you know your right and enjoy it knowing the artists are already loaded. If you want to buy a "greatest hits" or a "best of" that will educate you about music then go buy Death To The Pixies. Oh and what happened to Unity on these pages? Try to educate each other. If you feel someone is beyond help then just let them be and hope they will somehow have an epiphany of taste one day.

eyeball_kid (November 26, 2002)

I always liked Mudhoney better.

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

Don't buy this shite. There's a bootleg import with great sound quality called "B-Sides Themselves" with awesome sound quality. It has all of the b-sides from the singles, plus all of the rare covers and unreleased stuff.


Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

you hear about that twin towers thing?


Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

right evil. nirvana didn't revitalize the punk scene. they just gave underground/punk/alternative bands greater exposure. sonic youth comes to mind as a band i got into right after nirvana. after nirvana hit big, it was ok to hear more "alternative" acts on the radio and it allowed a few years down the road, bands like green day and offspring to gain exposure which in turn gave greater exposure to your bad religion's and rancid's etc. the somber attitude that bands like nirvana gave off has nothing to do with the influence they had on rock music. you don't have to like nirvana but you can't deny the effect they had on rock music. not hype dude. it was a breath of fresh air. it was only after a few years that every band on the radio started to sound like pearl jam or nirvana did the grunge scene become stale.

evildeadalive (November 26, 2002)

Suffer is one of my all time favorite albums, but in all reality just changed a scene that the masses never would have found out about without Nirvana.

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

i dunno about nirvana revitalizing the punk scene. id give bad religions "suffer" more credit on that one. and as it was said on the all mighty simpsons " making teenagers depressed is like shooting fish in a barrel" i was a teen when nivarna came out and i never found them to be anything special, ten years later i still dont, just an overhype band.

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

evildeadalive-i couldn't agree with you more. wussemo-get your head out of your ass. i'm so fucking sick of people like wussemorock, who loves pussy pop bands like a simple plan than proceeds to call nirvana overrated, who were probably still in pre school during the early 90's, who can't appreciate how nirvana fucking revived rock and killed all these pop hair metal bands and blew open the doors for bands like green day and offspring and the rest of the then underground punk scene. none of us, or at least the majority of us would probably not be listening to punk rock if not for nirvana.

evildeadalive (November 26, 2002)

To the reviewer, this was a 'Greatest Hits', I think you were hoping for a 'Best Of'. There is a difference.

The new song sucks. There's a reason it never made it onto any of the albums.(yeah, yeah, I know it was just recorded a few weeks before he died, I just think it sounds cool when I say that)

I hate it when people call bands overrated. I don't really think you have a clue what you are talking about. How can Nirvana's influence ever even be measured? If you were actually around in the early nineties you would never say they were overrated. The music industry was fucking pathetic. Nirvana opened the door for every single one of the bands we talk about on this website every day. Punk rock is as huge as it is now because of them, whether you even think they were punk rock or not. That arguement is irrelevent anyways, as it was their impact on the whole indie/alternative scene that changed the world as we know it forever. Overrated? Underrated if you ask me.

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

wuss emo- i won't flame you, because we all have our own musical tastes. but damn, i just gotta say i like the bands you hate (bosstones, nirvana) and the bands you like i hate (rbf, simple plan). anyways, yea, this record is a fucking joke. its all about the bling bling for the record execs. who pulled this off. i suggest getting all their albums (bleach is my fav). i also started off with nirvana and then got into punk.

waste_elite (November 26, 2002)

right on scott, right on.

i like the unreleased song by the way. just this whole greatest hits deal is a fucking joke.

ripperwalk (November 26, 2002)

I don't agree Scott. The new song, is average for Nirvana at best. The only reason that it has gotten so big is because it was the only unreleased song. Like I said in the review, if You Know You're Right was released with the other songs on Nevermind, it would be just another song - nothing special.

maverick (November 26, 2002)

To the moron below me:
Krist and Dave don't want to release a box set of the already released albums - they want to release a box set of entirely unreleased/b-side/live material.

Get your shit straight.

Courtney Love is a bitch, and this song [which is really all we're reviewing here] kicks incredible amounts of ass.


Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

jesus fuck people, why does everyone hate the cunt Courtney for getting this greatest hits album

the other fucks wanted a huge box set of all the albums you already have with the new song thrown in

I'd much rather pay $13 for it than $75

either way, just thank Love for leaking it to the net =)

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

I agree with the review. And as for WussEmo, I think you're stupid....but i dont know you and you dont know me....so what the fuck. I think this site hould be for commenting on the bands.....not for hurling abuse.

ripperwalk (November 26, 2002)

I once voted for bush, but then she slapped me in the face and put her panties back on. I was sad.

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

You're a republican....so you're obviously are spoiled in some way. NO ONE who struggles and works hard to pay the rent would vote bush...unless the were braindead. Which may be the case with you.

WussEmoRock (November 26, 2002)

so because I don't enjoy a band you can come up with that many ideas of who I am and how I live my life? Well aren't we a little stereotypical.


Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

WussEmo....Nirvana was one of the ONLY bands to ever grace MTV's video vault that was worth a shit. There were more bands after them that had FINALLY got some attention due to Nirvana's "success". Wuss, I doubt you could relate to any of it. You sound like some rich kid who still lives with his parents and doesn't know shit about the real world. Waste.....Husker Du's Zen Arcade kicks ass.- Brandon Sideleau

ripperwalk (November 26, 2002)

I am gonna have to agree with the Pixies comment.

waste_elite (November 26, 2002)

oh yeah, so is the pixies' Surfer Rosa. the other best album ever.

WussEmoRock (November 26, 2002)

I know I will be hammered for this comment, but I think Nirvana are way overrated and are just plain annoying.


waste_elite (November 26, 2002)

fuck this album, if you don't already own all of these songs you are a tool.

and husker du's Zen Arcade is the best album ever.

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