Top 10 Reasons Why is Nirvana is Overratedchristangrant Nirvana is a good band but they are extremely overrated and that's what this list is about reasons why they are overrated
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His guitar playing skills were very basic. I didn't even need his confession to make this conclusion. The solo to Smells like Teen Spirit is one of the easiest solos of all time. - Metal_Treasure
Even Chad Kroeger from Nickelback is a better guitarist the he was - christangrant
Cobain's voice always seemed like nosy to me. - zxm
His guitar riffs are simple and pretty repetitive.He himself even said that he is not a great guitaristV 1 Comment
Layne Staley and Chris Cornell are so much better that I would say they are from a different league - whole another level of vocal skills. - Metal_Treasure
Example Layne Staley and Chris Cornell were better vocalist than he was - christangrant
True. Cornell was miles better, and Staley and Vedder were both better. Even Weiland probably had a better voice than Cobain did.
True but at least he sounded somewhat better than Scott Weiland in my opinion. - CaptainMowzkerV 3 Comments
That's true and so illogical to regard a band as the best for one song - Ananya
And That song is Smells Like a Overrated Song - christangrant
And that song is REALLY annoying!
Smells Like Teen Spirit is overrated and not their best song at all. Rape Me is much better - venomouskillingmachineV 1 Comment
Example Soundgarden Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains are better than Nirvana - christangrant
In terms of musicianship, all 3 bands from the Big-4 of grunge were actually better. Strange, eh? - Metal_Treasure
Pearl Jam does more complex arrangements on most songs than Nirvana could have attempted.
Alice In Chains' songs are better. - zxm
Yes, and namely this is the reason they became the most popular grunge band. The majority of people like simple songs. - Metal_Treasure
Because Kurt isn't a great guitarist the songs are really simple - christangrant
And boring. - Ananya
Nevermind is a good album, but why do people treat it like it's the best grunge album? It's not the best grunge album, or even the best Nirvana album. In Utero makes Nevermind look like garbage. - Metarock
I love the cleanness of Nevermind but In Utero is much more interesting and better. - cjWriter1997
Dirt by Alice in Chains was a Better Album than Nevermind was - christangrant
I agree Bleach is a lot better for its rawness. - CaptainMowzker
Lets see if they are the greatest band ever then why don't they have more albums oh wait we all know why - christangrant
Its because Kurt Cobain died. - zxm
Just because Kurt died doesn't change the fact that they only made 3 albums, 1 that was ok, 1 bad one and 1 that is overrated as all hell - kempokid
The riff sounds similar to Eighties - Killing Joke - christangrant
Still a damn good song
And it’s also literally their only good song.
Alice in Chains Soundgarden and Pearl Jam are better than Nirvana - christangrant
Agreed here. there are better - zxm
Still a good band but plenty better ones excluding Pearl Jam. I don’t like Pearl Jam for some reason. I can’t get into them
Just like Hendrix. While Hendrix was really good at guitar he wasnt the best but just think of it if cobain was still alive nobody would say he's the best
Kurts death has a lot to do with their popularity
Mainly the songs on Nevermind - christangrant
Cough cough, rape me, moist vagina, territorial pissings, cough cough.
Depends on the song but songs like Rape Me aren't what I'd call radio friendly... - CaptainMowzker
That’s because kurt died...
Nirvana is the worst band ever.
Sadly this judgmental trope repeats itself throughout history
I mean, have you heard Chris Cornell sing? Now THAT’S a voice!
Because of how overrated they were Metal Bands weren't getting the attention they deserved the only metal bands that got attention were Metallica and Pantera - christangrant
I don't think this was a good reason on this list but everything else was a good reason - christangrant
Here I don't agree. It's their credit they could made grunge popular. - zxm
I don't agree with this reason. - CaptainMowzker
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2. People Claim Kurt Cobain is the Greatest Vocalist of All Time When There are Better
3. They are Considered the Best Band Ever Just Because of One Song They Made