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Nevermind is Nirvana's second album, released in August 1991.

It was Nevermind which catapaulted Nirvana from an obscure Seattle-area band to critical and popular favorites, signalling the end of the stagnant hair metal ballads and bombastic anthems. Two well-known tracks from the album are "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Come As You Are".

As a reaction against hair metal bands, which were perceived as pompous and corporate-dominated by the alternative music communities, Nevermind is often considered one of the albums which most affected society. Along with perhaps Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Saturday Night Fever, Nevermind brought a counterculture to the mainstream, radically altering the musical landscape to allow for immediate hits from other grunge bands, like Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains.

Nevermind hit #1 on Billboard Music Chart[?]'s Top 200 albums and the Heatseekers chart.

Track Listing

  1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 5:02
  2. "In Bloom" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 4:15
  3. "Come as You Are" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:39
  4. "Breed" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:04
  5. "Lithium" (Cobain) - 4:17
  6. "Polly" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 2:56
  7. "Territorial Pissings" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 2:23
  8. "Drain You" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:44
  9. "Lounge Act" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 2:37
  10. "Stay Away" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:33
  11. "On a Plain" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:17
  12. "Something in the Way" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:51


  • Nirvana - Producer, Engineer
  • Kirk Canning - Cello
  • Kurt Cobain - Guitar, Vocals, Photography
  • Dave Grohl - Drums, Vocals
  • Krist Novoselic - Bass guitar, Vocals
  • Jeff Sheehan - Assistant Engineer
  • Butch Vig[?] - Producer, Engineer
  • Andy Wallace - Mixing
  • Howie Weinberg - Mastering
  • Michael Lavine - Photography
  • Robert Fisher - Artwork, Art Direction, Design, Cover Design
  • Craig Doubet - Assistant Engineer, Mixing
  • Kirk Weddle - Photography

Charting singles Billboard

 1991	Smells Like Teen Spirit	Modern Rock Tracks	                No. 1
 1992	Lithium	The Billboard Hot 100	                                No. 64
 1992	Smells Like Teen Spirit	The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 6
 1992	Lithium	Mainstream Rock Tracks	                                No. 16
 1992	Smells Like Teen Spirit	Mainstream Rock Tracks	                No. 7
 1992	Come As You Are	Modern Rock Tracks	                        No. 3
 1992	Lithium	Modern Rock Tracks	                                No. 25
 1992	On A Plain	Modern Rock Tracks	                        No. 25
 1992	Smells Like Teen Spirit	Hot Dance Music/Club Play	        No. 14
 1992	Smells Like Teen Spirit	Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales      No. 27

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