Nirvana came to a sudden end 19 years ago this month when Kurt Cobain committed suicide. The group released only three studio albums, but they left behind tons of other material and a huge fan base that only seems to grow as the years go by. Next year they are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and it's extremely likely they will get in on their first ballot. We asked our readers to vote on their favorite Nirvana songs. It got a huge response, and the top 10 goes way beyond the obvious hits. Click through to see the results. The ninth song on Nevermind hardly sounds like the work of any traditional lounge act, but the group felt that Krist Novoselic's opening bass seemed like the kickoff to a lounge song. Instead, it leads into a Pixies -inspired song about a guy who feels torn between his girlfriend and his band. It was a dilemma that Cobain felt himself when the band's growing success caused tension with girlfriend Tracy Marander. The group couldn't come up with any way to end the song, so they merely slowed down the tape machine.
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Nirvana is a " best-of " compilation album by the American rock band Nirvana , released in October, It was the third Nirvana album to be released following the death of vocalist and guitarist Kurt Cobain in April , and the first to feature studio material. It is also the band's first best-of compilation. The compilation features the previously-unreleased " You Know You're Right ", a song recorded in January during Nirvana's final studio session. Nirvana opened at number three on the Billboard with , copies sold. It has sold one million copies in the United States,  and has sold two million copies in Europe as of Nirvana was released following the settlement of a long-standing legal dispute between Cobain's widow, Courtney Love , and surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl.
But they also left behind a wealth of other material from the shaggy to sublime, from combustible to calm, from coulda-been hits to unfinished sketches. Here it is, from Aero to Zeppelin, and everything in between. Listen to the full playlist on YouTube here. A mustache might be a cool facial accessory in this day and age — but in , when Nirvana recorded this hard-pounding track for Bleach , a moustache was considered at least in the alt-rock crowd to be an emblem of hopelessly regressive masculinity.
Though their brief run ended following the death of Kurt Cobain in , Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important rock bands of the modern era. The band recorded three studio albums ; Bleach , Nevermind and In Utero , with other songs available on live albums , compilations , extended plays EPs , singles and reissues. Other songs have surfaced or are known to exist but have not been released officially. The following table includes songs that have surfaced or are known to exist but have not been released officially as audio tracks. Three songs appear as video performances on the official release, With the Lights Out Several songs were included on the Outcesticide series; a five disc Nirvana bootleg collection whose releases originally surfaced between and All track times are approximate.