Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
Nirvana. Wow, what is wrong with me? I think their fans ruin it for me. They are so overrated, which makes me just hate them. VH1 had a special of the Greatest 100 artists of all time, and Nirvana was ahead of Bruce Springsteen. No, they weren't better than Bruce Springsteen. Yes, they ushered in one of the most depressing eras of music that gave us, what, three bands that people still listen to? They are not better than Bruce Springsteen. It isn't close. In fact, the Foo Fighters are better than Nirvana.
C'mon man... Foo Fighters? Once you hear one Foo Fighters song you've heard them all. You can listen to The Colour and the Shape
and never have to listen to another Foo Fighers album again to know what they'll all sound like. And I *like* the Foo Fighters.
I just don't see how you can compare Nirvana to Bruce Springsteen either. They're such apples and oranges.
"Three bands that people still listen to?" I can't stand "post-grunge" (or is it post-post-post-grunge at this point?) but bands are still following the Nirvana template in 2012. If it wasn't for bands like Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers that caught my attention while I was in high school I would have never discovered bands like Dinosaur Jr. and the Minutemen that I love today...