"''Nevermind"'' is the highly influential second studio album from the American grunge band, Nirvana. It was released in September 1991.
''Nevermind'' catapulted Nirvana from relative obscurity to the heights of commercial and critical success virtually overnight. It radically altered the musical landscape, shifting the focus away from the hair metal of the 1980s, and giving rise to the Seattle, Washington-based grunge movement which dominated the first few years of the 1990s. In the wake of its success, other Seattle bands such as Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains would go on to have hit albums as well, and other alternative rock artists were suddenly being played on the radio and courted by record labels.
''Nevermind'' was produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Andy Wallace, who crafted the band's distorted guitars, pounding drums, rumbling bass and cathartic vocals into an album which appealed to a wide audience, and set the standard for rock music throughout the 1990s. Singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain would later express dissatisfaction with the album's "slick", radio-friendly production, but also admitted in Michael Azerrad's 1993 Nirvana biography, ''Come as ...
|Released||September 24, 1991|
|Recorded||January 1991 – June 1991 at Sound City, Van Nuys and Devonshire, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California|
|Genre|| Alternative Rock|