In Utero, the final studio album by 1990s grunge monarchs Nirvana, is now available on CD from Amazon for only $4.99 and is an “AutoRip” selection, which means if you purchase the CD, you’ll ALSO get the MP3 download for FREE.
The highly anticipated follow up release to Nevermind, which surprised everyone (most of all the band), 1993’s In Utero found a record which, while it may not have went down as the punk-filled smooth full of dirty sugar which made the medicine go down as its predecessor, remains arguably the better album, filled with a more punchy concrete production, more arranged songs, better musicality, and stern, loudspeaker style vocals by the late Kurt Cobain. Cobain and the band (Krist Novocelic and Dave Grohl on bass and drums respectively) goosestep with shiny musical metal boots all over this one, Cobain’s lyrics seem more mature, even though they are still steeped in his intimidated, fragility in a dirty sweater his physicality had oddly endeared him to a world he wasn’t prepared to embrace. Songs like the MTV rotated “Heart Shaped Box” and “Scentless Apprentice,” “Serve The Servants,” “Very Ape,” “Milk It,” “Rape Me,” and the longish at least in its title, but strongest in its musicality, “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle” stand right up there and fit nicely with the band’s other releases, and there’s even a portent of things that could have been with the Kinks-stylings of “Pennyroyal Tea.” This album has two more high profile records which bookend it, the aforementioned Nevermind and the Unplugged in New York live album which followed it, but In Utero is still not to be forgotten and is much more than an artifact from the era of the Seattle slew that permeated the charts and fabric of Generation X.
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