This record is timeless from beginning and end what a masterpiece of an album
Not for me.
Heavy metal killer? Not really.
I get a kick out of the millions that say this album killed metal in one fell swoop.
In actuality, metal killed themselves. By 1992, the bigger metal bands were putting out inferior albums. And by 1993-1995, Guns & Roses broke up, Motley Crue, Anthrax, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest ALL lost their lead singers, and Metallica went "Alternica"
To say this short lived "Seattle Scene" killed metal is nonsense. Metal did that to themselves.
By Mackey Sasser
Sorry all, but this is the absolute most OVERRATED band in history! I’ll give them some credit - they came out at the exact right time and influenced a bunch of kids to pick up guitars - but that’s it. Whiny lyrics and musically boring, they tried, and failed spectacularly, to pull off a ‘new’ genre of rock that was just ‘punk lite’ on it’s best day, thanks to a frontman that just screamed and played guitar terribly. Three chords of distortion and ‘nothing-special-at-best’ of a rhythm section; throw in zero song structure and there’s your ‘voice of a generation.’ Yikes. It’s a shame. Alice In Chains was, and STILL IS, a waaaaaaay better band of the ‘grunge’ genre and this crap is what everyone was ‘inspired’ by? I’m Gen-X and I hated this stuff in 1991. ‘Stripped down?’ That was done in the late ‘70s. People bash hair metal, but at least those guys could write songs where they didn’t whine and they also could actually play their instruments. And I’d actually argue that spandex looked cooler than dirty flannel. Glad that ‘grunge’ only ‘lasted’ about four years… about 3 3/4 too long thanks to this band. Grunge is my ‘disco’ thanks to these guys and this was the album to start it all! Yuck!
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Ok. Doesn’t stand the test of time
I like much of this album. But in retrospect it’s nothing special. Killed hair metal? Motley are bigger than ever. As are bon jovi, poison, Def Leppard and many other “hair bands”. Grunge lasted about 5 years only to be replaced by boy band pop and a trail of dead junkies.
You Are Dead
There’s no rating for this album. In a time when music was purely corporate knock offs, here was finally music original. Maybe you missed Bob Dylan or the Clash, but not Nirvana. We all knew the electricity. And it screamed here’s a new generation. And we were here then and now just a fading echo. It’s not my favorite album but it’s the album that changed it all. It was all there. The rage, anger, sentiment and aggressiveness. Life changed. The world changed. With an album, maybe for the last time. Stay on your edge. Stay pessimistic. Stay forever generation Nevermind.