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My first album was Cheap Trick's live at budakon, but the greatest album ever is Def Leppard's Hysteria.
I do remember the first time I heard "Smells Like Teen Spirit" though. I was in grad school and driving to my job when it came on the radio. I nearly blew the speakers out of my Geo Storm.
I still listen to the Spice Girls regularly and their reunion tour A2 concert was pretty much my favorite night ever.
I don't know what Generation Y's biggest album is. I'm a little afraid that it's probably Britney's first album but I wouldn't be surprised.
And then I went to go see what the bestselling album of 2000-2009 was... and it was The Beatle's 1 album. Huh. If 1999 was included BSB's Millennium would have topped the list, though.
I have no idea. There aren't really that many touchstone artists from my generation who have been going strong long enough. Britney, Eminem... uh, not even sure who else to list. Usher, maybe.
Guess I'll know better in a few decades...
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(I'll admit though: I don't know by the top of my head if it's "Dark Side of the Moon" or "The Dark Side of the Moon" - I'd have to check).
I went into the coffee shop today and they were playing Nevermind. I was going to groove with the barista on it, but then I realized he was probably about 5-6 when it came out
I moved to Seattle 6 months before this record came out. I was too broke to go to shows, even local bands (I remember being irritated that local shows cost $8!! ) so I missed the opportunity to see Nirvana before they broke into the bigtime, sigh.
Love Nirvana, and love nevermind - but even Kurt freely admitted that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was a Pixies ripoff. You want to talk one of the world's greatest albums? Try Doolittle.
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I was more into Aerosmith and Alanis Morrissette(sp) at the time than I was Nirvana. I like some of Nirvana's songs, but I always felt they were overrated. The lyrics were along the lines of Red Hot Chili Peppers, where you're left going "ok that had a good beat/tune, but wtf did any of it mean?"
Also, first album I ever got, was a Michael Jackson Thriller Cassette
Which is why I've been listening to the Nirvana special on SirusXM radio all weekend!
I didn't get into Nevermind when it first came out. I liked Smells like Teen Spirit, but I didn't get the CD with the rest of the songs until a year or two later. I was in my 30s and I didn't care that it was supposed to be an anthem to a different generation. It was good stuff and I wore out my CD listening to it in the car.
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The other thing that is precedent-setting about them is that Nevermind really did give them overnight success in a time before YouTube and Facebook where someone with marginal talent can "go viral" without any input from the traditional music industry. They went from playing small clubs that held hundreds to selling out arenas in a period of months, not years.
You don't have to like their music or think their album is the best thing ever to see what an impact they had on the music industry.
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The first album I remember getting was Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet and I also got a tape of the Bangles the same day LOL.
Edit to add-actually I did get Thriller before those. So I guess Thriller is the first one I remember. Did anyone NOT have Thriller when it came out?
I have never owned Thriller. But I did have the 45 of "Beat It."
Nirvana's music didn't really express my attitude or feelings. I was listening to and being galvanized by Public Enemy at this time(Fear of Black Planet).
I completely respect Nirvana's talent as a group now. David Grohl, I love Foo Fighters. Cobain wasn't "The group", all the musicians were talented.
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