Nirvana - In Utero CD
NIRVANA (Seattle, USA) - In Utero (1993) CD. Steve Albini’s production, an au naturel power-trio snort that is almost monophonic in its compressed intensity, is particularly effective during those dramatic cave-ins. The word grunge, of course, doesn’t do this kind of ravishing clatter justice. But Nirvana never bought into the simple Black Flag-cum-Sabbath hoodlum shtick anyway. From Bleach on, they have specialized in a kind of luminous roar and scarred beauty that has more to do with Patti Smith, The Buzzcocks and Plastic Ono-era John Lennon.
It’s the last thing most people would expect from "Angst Central," and it’s an inspired sign-off that shows how Nirvana have been reborn in the face of suck-cess. In Utero is a lot of things — brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once. But more than anything, it’s a triumph of the will. **originally published on rollingstone.com** DGC – *CDGCD 24607, DGC – CDGCSD 24607