Number 10. – In Utero – Nirvana
While Nevermind was poppy and filled with self-joy, In Utero is a total opposite where everything is dry, serious, and so much more hardcore. When Nevermind was released to such enormous success, Kurt went into a downward spiral. He wanted all of the benefits of fame without being famous, and he felt such pressure on him that his private life was even screwed up. So what is exactly on the album? A ton of abrasive feedback and other LOUD sounds, buried underneath of which are songs. Songs that come straight from Kurt’s soul, sung with more passion and emotion than ever before from the soon to be departed ‘voice of a generation’. We will never know what the follow-up to this record would’ve sounded like, if there even was going to be one. But one thing is for sure. Their final studio recording will be a collection of songs that will be treasured the same way most treasure albums like Led Zeppelin IV and Abbey Road. It’s unfortunate that what happened with Cobain happened, but one thing is for sure, they left in a blaze of glory, burning out, instead of fading away.