2 Nirvana - Nevermind (1991) Nevermind was never meant to change the world, but you can never predict when the Zeitgeist will hit, and Nirvana's second album turned out to be the place where alternative rock crashed into the mainstream. This wasn't entirely an accident, either, since Nirvana did sign with a major label, and they did release a record with a shiny surface, no matter how humongous the guitars sounded. And, yes, Nevermind is probably a little shinier than it should be, positively glistening with echo and fuzzbox distortion, especially when compared with the black-and-white murk of Bleach. This doesn't discount the record, since it's not only much harder than any mainstream rock of 1991, its character isn't on the surface, it's in the exhilaratingly raw music and haunting songs. Kurt Cobain's personal problems and subsequent suicide naturally deepen the dark undercurrents, but no matter how much anguish there is on Nevermind, it's bracing because he exorcizes those demons through his evocative wordplay and mangled screams -- and because the band has a tremendous, unbridled power that transcends the pain, turning into pure catharsis. And that's as key to the record's success as Cobain's songwriting, since Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl help turn this into music that is gripping, powerful, and even fun (and, really, there's no other way to characterize "Territorial Pissings" or the surging "Breed"). In retrospect, Nevermind may seem a little too unassuming for its mythic status -- it's simply a great modern punk record -- but even though it may no longer seem life-changing, it is certainly life-affirming, which may just be better. Track List 1 Smells Like Teen Spirit Kurt Cobain / Dave Grohl / Krist Novoselic Nirvana 5:02 2 In Bloom Kurt Cobain / Dave Grohl / Krist Novoselic Nirvana 4:15 3 Come as You Are Kurt Cobain / Dave Grohl / Krist Novoselic Nirvana 3:39 4 Breed Kurt Cobain / Dave Grohl / Krist Novoselic Nirvana 3:04 5 Lithium Kurt Cobain / Dave Grohl / Krist Novoselic Nirvana 4:17 6 Polly Kurt Cobain / Dave Grohl / Nirvana / Krist Novoselic Nirvana 2:56 7 Territorial Pissings Kurt Cobain Nirvana 2:23 8 Drain You Kurt Cobain / Dave Grohl / Krist Novoselic Nirvana 3:44 9 Lounge Act Kurt Cobain / Dave Grohl / Krist Novoselic Nirvana 2:37 10 Stay Away Kurt Cobain / Dave Grohl / Krist Novoselic Nirvana 3:33 11 On a Plain Kurt Cobain / Dave Grohl / Krist Novoselic Nirvana 3:17 12 Something in the Way Kurt Cobain / Dave Grohl / Krist Novoselic Nirvana 3:51 1 Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) By condensing the sonic explorations of Meddle to actual songs and adding a lush, immaculate production to their trippiest instrumental sections, Pink Floyd inadvertently designed their commercial breakthrough with Dark Side of the Moon. The primary revelation of Dark Side of the Moon is what a little focus does for the band. Roger Waters wrote a series of songs about mundane, everyday details which aren't that impressive by themselves, but when given the sonic backdrop of Floyd's slow, atmospheric soundscapes and carefully placed sound effects, they achieve an emotional resonance. But what gives the album true power is the subtly textured music, which evolves from ponderous, neo-psychedelic art rock to jazz fusion and blues-rock before turning back to psychedelia. It's dense with detail, but leisurely paced, creating its own dark, haunting world. Pink Floyd may have better albums than Dark Side of the Moon, but no other record defines them quite as well as this one. Track List 1 Speak to Me Nick Mason Pink Floyd 1:07 2 Breathe (In the Air) David Gilmour / Roger Waters / Richard Wright Pink Floyd 2:49 3 On the Run David Gilmour / Roger Waters Pink Floyd 3:45 4 Time David Gilmour / Nick Mason / Roger Waters / Richard Wright Pink Floyd 6:53 5 The Great Gig in the Sky Clare Torry / Richard Wright Pink Floyd 4:44 6 Money Roger Waters Pink Floyd 6:23 7 Us and Them Roger Waters / Richard Wright Pink Floyd 7:49 8 Any Colour You Like David Gilmour / Nick Mason / Richard Wright Pink Floyd 3:26 9 Brain Damage Roger Waters Pink Floyd 3:46 10 Eclipse Roger Waters Pink Floyd 2:12 Kod: Zao nam je, ali morate biti registrovani/prijavljeni da vidite ovaj sadržaj!