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Persona and Modern Music in 17 Songs
17 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM
Persona -- the “I” of the song -- has evolved, broadened, and expanded to more fully represent a diversity of experiences as well as emotional, political, and cultural orientations.
The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 2: 80 - 61
28 Sep 2015 // 9:02 PM
Just imagine songs this extreme making the American Top 40, let alone the Top 10… unthinkable.
I Was Young When I Left Home: How Kurt Cobain's Voice Resonates
6 Apr 2014 // 9:30 PM
There are times when you hear Kurt Cobain sing that you believe no other voice has ever told the truth about suffering. But it's more complicated than that, isn't it?
Grunge: Straining to Challenge the Status Quo
9 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM
Grunge: Music and Memory casts grunge as the unsure middle weight stepping into the ring against one pop music brawler after another. Down goes Michael Jackson, down goes Guns 'n' Roses, and while Springsteen is putting the finishing touches onHuman Touch/Lucky Town, Nirvana and Pearl Jam release the most influential albums of the decade.
'I Found My Friends' Is a Drop in the Bucket of the Nirvana Story
16 Jun 2015 // 9:05 PM
Nick Soulsby tries to crack the case of Nirvana, the watershed band that very few saw coming.
Ride: Nowhere (20th Anniversary Edition)
14 Dec 2011 // 4:00 PM
Alan Moulder's mix reveals, in these Rhino remasters, a grittier coating over the hazy smear.
Sturgill Simpson - "In Bloom" (Singles Going Steady)
29 Mar 2016 // 8:12 AM
Sturgill Simpson successfully covers Nirvana by lowering the intensity, which somehow deepens the impact.
The Legacy of Kurt Cobain
8 Apr 2014 // 5:00 AM
Twenty years since the world learned of Kurt Cobain's death, what impact does he have on rock music today?
‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ Achieves a Kind of Heightened Truth
4 May 2015 // 3:32 AM
Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, called the production “the most unusual biopicture I’ve been involved in”.
Kurt Cobain Documentary Gets Emotional Reception in Seattle
28 Apr 2015 // 3:54 AM
The HBO film makes use of home movies from Cobain’s childhood, his time with his wife, Courtney Love, and later their infant daughter, Frances Bean. It also relies heavily on his journals, art and personal recordings.