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I'm sure that the band called 30 Seconds to Mars is worse than Nirvana. I think.. Kurt Cobain was the real rocker. Not like Jared Leto. Jared Leto wants to be like Kurt Cobain. But Cobain was only one and always will be.. And I think that the band 30 STM doesn't play rock, plays maybe pop-rock. I don't like this style of music. It hasn't nothing together with rock.
I'm sure, that Kurt Cobain was the last real rock star. And Nirvana the real rock band. Yeah.. I know that Nirvana doesn't mean only Kurt Cobain. Dave was really great drummer! Without him wouldn't be songs like Smells like teen spirit (this song I don't like, but only because everyone know only this song.. I know - It's really great song, but.. If Kurt Cobain known what will be after the MTV played the song "Teen spirit" he never wanted it.. He didn't want to play this song on concerts because there were going mainly people who wanted hear this song. Just:"Ohh.. Nirvana! I know the song Smells like teen spirit and I love it! It's the best song from them! " This were saying the people ale didn't know some other song. Maybe Lithium. It's so sad.. And everyone wanted to heard "Teen spirit" only because it was just "cool")

My favourite songs from Nirvana are School, Something in the way and Rape me. The song "School" has really awesome guitar riff in intro! I love it.

Many people think that Rape me is really "vulgar song". But isn't.. It's about MTV. Kurt hated MTV..

And I can't forget on Krist Novoselic! Yeah! He's great bassist! I love Love Buzz, like he plays intro on bass.. It's awesome!

So.. I just think that Nirvana was really great rock band (it's my favourite band! I don't know better baand.. ). It's sad like Nirvana ended, but.. Kurt wouldn't be such a big rock legend. It's sad but I think it has to be like it ended.
So.. Listen Nirvana and not only song Smells like teen spirit, it isn't only song what the have!
It's not often that a band such as Nirvana comes around and changes a genre to a complete new style of play. Kurt Cobain, a young man coming out of Aberdeen Washington, had one goal on his mind. That goal was to make an impact of the music industry that would last forever. After years of building popularity and turning heads of label companies he finally achieved his goal. He created a whole new genre. Many people may have, and probably still do, see him as just a bad influence to kids. Yes, he did do drugs, drink and unfortunately wind up committing suicide. However, he still is a musical genius. No matter if you like grunge or not, you still need to show Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic the respect they deserve. There has been to many times when I hear people talking about how much they hate Nirvana and Kurt Cobain especially. You don't have to like them but at least show some respect. I don't think I can name another time that when a man killed himself that it impacted the world as much as Kurt Cobain's death did. It truly something amazing. The music Nirvana created was one of a kind. Every song and album had an unique style to it. That's why Nirvana is known to be the band we know them to be today. To simply put it, they are musical pioneers who have inspired several other bands on this very list to be what they were as well. Now in my mind, I believe that Nirvana should be number 1 but I'm still pleased with the rank the were voted into.Thank you for whom ever took the time to read this. Long live Nirvana'a musical passion.
Ok, ok, ok. Nirvana may not be the BEST band. But they are definitely fighting with The Fab Four, The Sex Pistols, Led Zepplin, and The Rolling Stones for that position! The Beatles made rock music an enjoyable everyday part of people's lives, the Rolling Stones kept that going for the longest time, Led Zepplin reinvented the music everyone knew in the 60's, the Sex Pistols turned music into an everyday lifestyle applicable to every single aspect of life and attitude. But Nirvana, Nirvana. To prove they were truly great, they didn't seek or even respond kindly to all of the publicity that they acquired. Because they ARE the greats. All of their fabulous compositions (Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come As You Are, In Bloom, etc. ) were so could that Kurt-and even David and Krist-rejected those songs because of how popular they were. Nirvana made it not about fame, performing, and the audience, but as a conduct of the writer and the joy of the musician. John Lennon was good, but had construed ideas. Johnny Rotten was revolutionary, but not musically varied. Jimmy Page was ingenious, but short-lived. Krist is THE bassist, David is THE drummer, and Kurt was THE musician. 26 is an insult to music and Nirvana.
I wouldn't say Nirvana should be number 1 because they shouldn't be. However, they should certainly be up there. Nirvana is often overlooked on lists like this because they are from a different generation than most bands on the list. Some people view them as too recent to deserve recognition. Personally, I believe it shows how they actually in a way saved the genre. When pop and hip hop began to take over, rock was a fading genre, but Nirvana brought it back into prominence. Some say Cobain was the last great rock star, and that certainly is a true statement. Raw music and angst made him the voice of a generation. Someone like him nowadays would be almost unheard of. Nirvana put alternative rock in the spotlight and inspired a lot of bands to keep making music with rock elements. Nirvana speaks to a younger generation and helps the legacy of rock and roll live on. This makes them one of the greatest acts of all time in my opinion because even though they weren't a part of rock at its start and can't necessarily be considered "classic," they worked hard to make sure real music could take over for one (hopefully not) last time. Let's just hope someone like Kurt comes around again and delivers this message to yet another generation. Only this time, let's hope this person sticks around for a bit longer.
Is this a joke? I clicked on this list expecting to see Nirvana in the top three. I was extremely surprised when I saw that it was twenty! A-ha?! Tokio Hotel?! The GazettE?! There's bands ahead of Nirvana that 99.99% of America has never even heard of! Everyone has heard of Kurt Kobain and Nirvana! Smells Like Teen Spirit was the battle cry for an entire generation. They made grunge! The only band that had more of an impact than them on this list is The Beatles (and I am even more surprised they are not number one). But really? Thirty Seconds to Mars at 3? Really?
Nirvana is the best band ever. For an alternative band to come completely out of nowhere and then to crossover onto billboards pop charts is completely unheard of. Not only did the crossover but the pulled ahead of Micheal Jackson on the pop charts in 1991. I highly doubt that will happen again. Kurt Cobain was one of the best lyricist in music history, Krist Noveselic is the most underrated bass player, and Dave Grohl is not only a great drummer but also a great musician and the Foo Fighters should be higher up on this list too
Nirvana was Kurt Cobain. Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl were only along for the ride when they hit the mainstream in 1991. I find it hard to believe just how much they accomplished and how many great songs Kurt was able to write in such a short amount of time. Even the songs that Kurt had scrapped should have been classics. It makes me wonder how great the band would be considered today if they, rather if Kurt Cobain, had lasted 5 or 10 years longer.
Nirvana, at the 10 place of this list? , I can't believe it! This band was awesome, guys. Did you have ever listen to? The most of the lyrics of this band were like Wow! They are just perfectly weird and the music? We couldn't say nothing, it was just perfect. As I ever say, Nirvana was the best band I have ever listen, and it wont change never. When I came into this page, I thought Nirvana would be at the second or third place. How can you compare linkin park, guns and roses with Nirvana!? Ok, lets be fair, linkin park and guns and roses were good, but as good as nirvana? Are you crazy? They werent!. Nirvana changed the common rock to another type of rock, Grunge, It changed the world!. But relax guys, this is just a top ten where we can vote to the band that we want, but, if this page will be posted by a professional musician, we could see Nirvana at the first, second or third places.
Live fast, Die young, burn brightly, and burn forever. Nirvana was the defining band of the 90s. Kurt Cobain was one of the last true artists. From Bleach to MtV live: they created not one bad song. Defining songs: Smells like Teen Spirit, About a Girl, Come as you are, Lounge Act, Rape me, Heart shaped box, Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle, All Apologies, Where did you sleep last night...
Nirvana CANNOT be 20! It MUST be higher! At least in the top ten some where! "Minimum comment quality not yet reached" but I have no more words. It is as simple as that Nirvana CANNOT be 20! It must be higher! So please HELP me! It must be better! Especially with Metallica and Led Zeppelin all the way up at the top! Thank you for having patience with me
BEST BAND EVER! Kurt Cobain was coolest guy to live, his lyrics, passion and general aura would blow away any band lead singer you could dream of. To think that the drummer could go away and form a band as big as the Foo Fighter says it all. Anyone who puts the likes of 30 seconds to Mars in higher regard than Nirvana are idiots.
The best group ever! Thanks Kurt for this wonderful experience.
NIRVANA is so awesome. Krist Novoselic is a really cool person with a lot of humour and Dave Grohl is the best drummer I've ever seen! And of course, the frontman Kurt Cobain is one of the best songwriters ever! Even though he doesn't have the best voice, or 'super rad' guitar skills, he writes awesome songs, and puts LOTS of emotion in them. And if you want to know what NIRVANA is REALLY about, you MUST check out all the least known songs. They are the absolute best.
I think they were the best band of the 90's. I don't listen to tons of rock, but there is no way that they could only be 22. For the few years that Kurt and the band were kicking, they put out many classic hits that revolutionized rock and roll. They should be higher for sure!
I see many good bands in the Top 10 but don't you think Nirvana is better than them? I've listened to songs by all of those bands and I do think Nirvana should be somewhere there. Tokio Hotel? They're good but Nirvana is better than them in any day of the year. 30 Seconds to Mars are pretty good, but compare them to Nirvana and please, they're nothing. Nirvana should be in Top 5 and we all know that.
Nirvana pretty much changed the whole landscape of music, after Smells like teen spirit was released, several Grunge bands came out of nowhere, like: Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Creed, Silverchair, Foo Fighters, Nickelback and more: what does that say?
It's horrible that they are this low without them there wouldn't be alternative rock and the amazing lyrics if Kurt cobain need to be heard
It never was about rock n roll with nirvana. The big picture we all are missing is that, they had a message for the current generation (then) on how to overlook life. They did something that was the MO for Beatles and queen. Its never all about glitter lifestyle and the variety of girls or the reckless drug infused lifestyle, it was about looking into ourselves, and confronting the demon in a pretty humorous way. They are the ones who never needed any lists, MISFITS in a totally new way. Guns and Roses are pretty, but nirvana is life man.
Nothing compares like the most powerful trio band in rock history, compares to the other groups that makes commercialize their songs.. Nirvana opens up the new generations of rock, which most new rock bands inspired creating with their new concept of music! Their is NO ONe like Kurt Coban!
This list is so close to being almost perfect. Nirvana is a great band, and should be way ahead of Linkin Park and AC/DC. Maybe even Guns 'n' Roses. But still, Nirvana changed rock and roll completely, my friend. Kurt Cobain added an entirely different sound to vocals, that increased the intensity of their music by a crap ton. Dave Grohl's drumming was also some of the best ever seen by man, and he still rocks on. And then of course, there's Krist, the guy that doesn't really get credit for anything, even though he was the one that made the band who they are, just flat out amazing. It's sad to see these guys at #10.
?!?! Nirvana NOT IN TOP 10?
I just can't believe it! NIRVANA is the band which changed rock forever! NIRVANA is the band which invented GRUNGE! They were, are, an will always be one of the best rock bands EVER! How dare they are not in top 10?
Linkin park is not the 6th best band ever, people need to realize that just because a certain band is your favorite, it doesn't make it the best in the world. There I a difference between your subjective opinions an the objective truth. Linkin park haven't inspired and pushed music's envelope, in fact most metal fans will say that they hate them for making metal more commercial. So no, linkin park should not be 6th
TO BODDAH, Nirvana will live on FOREVER. They have changed my entire perspective on music and I'm 23 years old. I wasn't even old enough to experience Nirvana during their musical takeover era and it often drives me crazy that I was born in '91 because it makes me feel like I was SO close but justt missed it! However, the impact and influence Kurt, Krist, & Dave have had on my life as it is... I could only imagine the passion and angst that filled the room when they lit up a live set! Ahh, I'm eternally envious of every soul who had the chance to experience such an encounter!
Even I am quite suprised by seeing he list which contains the ICON BAND like NIRVANA at this number. This band actually deserves to be on top and if the band would have survived, the whole world would have known the actual music..
Kurt cobain was one of the best singers this world has ever seen nirvana was one of the most best bands since the Beatles all his songs mean so much and are so complex I can't say anything about them that no one else said already and how can linkin park be better than nirvana they shouldn't even be called a rock band the other bands are still cool but nirvana is of the best full stop

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