Nevermind (1991) Lyrics – Nirvana

English 373 September 24, 1991

"Nevermind" is the second studio album by the influential American rock band Nirvana, marked a pivotal moment in the band's career. Released on September 24, 1991, under the DGC Records label, it represented Nirvana's debut on a major label and introduced drummer Dave Grohl to the lineup. Produced by Butch Vig, the album departed from the rawness of the band's earlier work, embracing a more polished and radio-friendly sound.

Recorded at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California, and Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin, during May and June 1991, Nevermind underwent mastering at the Mastering Lab in Hollywood, California, in August of the same year. The album's unexpected critical and commercial success saw it climb the charts worldwide, achieving top 10 positions. By January 1992, Nevermind secured the number one spot on the US Billboard 200, with weekly sales reaching an impressive 300,000 copies.

The lead single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," not only reached the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 but also earned a place in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Its accompanying music video enjoyed extensive rotation on MTV, further catapulting Nirvana into mainstream consciousness. The album spawned three more successful singles: "Come as You Are," "Lithium," and "In Bloom."

In addition to its commercial triumphs, Nevermind was hailed as the best album of the year in the Pazz & Jop critics' poll. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" dominated the single-of-the-year and video-of-the-year polls. The album's impact extended to the Grammy Awards, where Nirvana received three nominations across the 34th and 35th ceremonies, including a nod for Best Alternative Music Album. Nevermind not only solidified Nirvana's place in music history but also reshaped the landscape of alternative rock, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to resonate with fans and musicians alike. Below you can find a to z all track details, with lyrics and videos.

Nevermind album Cover

Nevermind album cover

Cast & Crew

  • Artist/Band
  • Release Date
  • September 24, 1991
  • Producer(s)
  • Butch Vig
  • Writer(s)
  • Chet Powers, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Kurt Cobain