Kurt Cobain new photo

The Best Nirvana Songs You May Not Know

Nirvana came into pop culture, turned the shit on its head, and left way too early. With their catchy yet dark major label debut Nevermind, the band catapulted into mega stardom. Not only was Nirvana a massive success when it came to the charts (Nevermind went diamond in the US), they were able to reach teens on a very personal and genuine level. Suburbanites from broken homes, the disenfranchised, lonely outcasts; nearly everyone could relate to Kurt Cobain — the short, nerdy kid from Aberdeen, Washington — in some capacity.

That’s what made it so crushing when he took his own life. Cobain had become an idol, a king of the pariahs. Whether or not this was his intention (it most likely was not) he provided a glimpse of hope for fucked up kids. When Cobain committed suicide he subsequently snatched that hope away. All of those fans, practically worshippers, were left empty handed. Their leader had abandoned them.

It’s been 20 years since Cobain’s death and every April we revisit his music and achievements. This year is particularly special because the remaining members of Nirvana are being inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10. Despite the sadness that comes with death, especially a suicide, we can still celebrate the music that Cobain created while alive.

Of course everyone knows Nirvana’s popular radio hits; “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “All Apologies,” and “Come As You Are”; but Nirvana’s rarities and B-sides are just as compelling, in some instances more so, than their popular counterparts. In celebration of Kurt Cobain’s life here are five Nirvana songs that you may not have heard but will surely enjoy.

“Love Buzz” Bleach

“Old Age”

“Sappy”

“Curmudgeon”

“Oh The Guilt”

Related Articles

Music
Music

Kurt Cobain’s 1988 Hellish Mixtape “Montage of Heck” Unearthed

Features
Features

Philadelphia Band Creepoid Emerges Through Savannah’s Cemetery

Music
Music

Ghost Ramp Monthly: Wavves “Dreams of Grandeur” / Best Coast “Dumb”

Music
Music

PREMIERE: Astronautalis “Kurt Cobain” Video

Ad

Latest News

clams casino the listening room Music

New Music From Clams Casino, Denzel Curry, Rockie Fresh and More

The Listening Room (June 26, 2017)
DJ Premier with Prodigy and Mobb Deep Music

The Best Prodigy Rarities and Tributes SoundCloud

"Still came home with his shine"
Taylor J "Five Times" Music

Taylor J Takes Over a Five Guys in His New Video For “Five Times”

Can we get a combo?
chris brown future "pie" video Music Video

Future Adds a Bite to ‘HNDRXX’ With “Pie,” Featuring Chris Brown

You thought he'd take the summer off?
warhol.ss, open space, chicago, black and white Video

Open Space: Warhol.ss

"We don't give off that same violent persona. We just be ourselves."
Super Nintendo Classic Tech/Games

The World May Be Burning, But At Least The Super Nintendo Classic Is Coming Back

Help us Star Fox, you're our only hope
XXXsensation Rainbow Cover Music

An Interview With XXXSensation, the Internet’s Top XXXTentacion Parody Artist

*clean*
Travel Ban Protests News

Trump’s Muslim Ban Partially Reinstated By the Supreme Court

Welcome to the "bona fide relationship" era
clams-casino-tape Music

Clams Casino Brings His Beats Back with ‘Instrumentals 4’

Download a fresh catch from the Vince Staples & A$AP Rocky producer
computer-brain Knowledge

Knowledge Darts Vol. 17: Content Of My Character

You can’t pay rent or utilities with respect
run-the-jewels-daily-op Music

Killer Mike and El-P’s Run the Jewels Debuted Four Years Ago. Job Well Done!

The bangin' beginning of one of hip hop's best duos
Chance The Rapper News

Watch Chance the Rapper’s Moving Speech At the BET Awards

Michelle Obama introduced Chance for his BET Humanitarian Award
shaqisdope, power, toronto Music

PREMIERE: ShaqIsDope Wants That “Power”

"I wanted to create a record that would inspire people to get up and go get it."
jay-z-reaction News

What JAY-Z Going To Rap About? Colonoscopies?

Never Read The Comments
migos and joe budden nearly fight at bet awards News

Joe Budden and Migos Almost Got Into Fisticuffs on BET Red Carpet

Watch Offset elegantly prepare himself for battle
will wagner, deep cover, vintage, wwe Hey, You're Cool

Hey, You’re Cool! Will Wagner of Deep Cover

Look back at the Attitude Era through vintage WWE/WWF clothing