Carson gave this album
Nevermind is one of the defining albums of the 1990's and of the Alternative genre.
Lyrics on many of the tracks are extremely surreal. For instance, "Breed" contains the lyrics "we can plant a house, we can build a tree". Puns abound on this album as well; the line "with eyes so dilated, I've became your pupil" from "Drain You" for example. Also, a plethora of non sequiturs are present; the most notable song for random thoughts is probably "In Bloom" with such lyrics as "sell the kids for food, weather changes moods". However, if you take the same lines from each verse in order - first line from the first verse followed by the first line from the second verse for instance - the lyrics make sense. This is an ingenious mechanism that can rally make listeners pay attention.
The sound of the album is rougher and edgier than on many other albums such as In Utero. Also, most of the tracks have an angrier feel than those found on other albums; notable exceptions are "Something in the Way", "Polly", and "Come as You Are" which are very sedate compared with the rest of Nevermind.
Overall, this is a very well put together album containing thought provoking lyrics, varied pacing, and energetic and emotional vocals.
|1||Smells Like Teen Spirit||7||Territorial Pissings|
|2||In Bloom||8||Drain You|
|3||Come as You Are||9||Lounge Act|
|5||Lithium||11||On a Plain|
|6||Polly||12||Something in the Way|