Album Review: “Bleach”


25 years ago, the popular Seattle-based grungers Nirvana, would release their debut album, “Bleach” under Sub Pop Records.  With band mates Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Chad Channing.  Influenced from a diverse set of music including pop and punk, Cobain and his band would test out their fame.  Did they succeed?  Are you freaking nuts?? Absolutely.  Nirvana sounds almost like a ” Black Flag Metallica Grunge” band.  I know, “No Recess” for thinking that.  You just have to keep that in your mind while I teach you this.  Surely, Nirvana would popularize Grunge throughout the United States along with Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden.  Bringing sludgy and power chords to the cutting board of this album, it would push the band to a record deal with DGC Records founded by David Geffen.  Upon firing Chad Channing and introducing new drummer Dave Grohl, he would appear in the later studio albums “Nevermind” and “In Utero,”  that were a huge success in mainstream culture.  Even with the sudden death of  Cobain on April 5, 1994, Nirvana is still remembered as one of the greatest grungers to popularize this sub-genre of alternative rock.  This album may not have done well compared to “Nevermind” and “In Utero,” it would mark the beginning of Cobain and Nirvana’s short-lived music life.  [A]

9 thoughts on “Album Review: “Bleach”

      • A very good album, but nothing like “Nevermind” and “In Utero” since producer Butch Vig worked his ass off polishing Nevermind. Of course, Nevermind went Diamond (certification requiring more than 10 million copies to be sold) according to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). In Utero was produced by Steve Albini. =). But a good point to make is Nirvana’s three studio albums are very good.


    • Do not thank me, thank you for following my music blog =). I hope you enjoy following and keeping up to date on what bog posts I make. If you can, tell your other followers or buddies to follow my blog =). Have a good day!


    • I love Nirvana. If I had to choose favorite musicians/bands, Nirvana would be at the top of my list. Yes they were mainstream, but one of the unique things about Nirvana, specifically Kurt Cobian, he was able to bring on heavy distortion and power chord usage. Sadly, he died as a lefty guitarist much like Jimi Hendrix did.


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