Top 10 Reasons Why is Nirvana is OverratedNirvana is a good band but they are extremely overrated and that's what this list is about reasons why they are overrated
The Top Ten
Even Chad Kroeger from Nickelback is a better guitarist the he was
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.
Cobain's voice always seemed like nosy to me.
He is so overrated...just for one song
That's true and so illogical to regard a band as the best for one song
And That song is Smells Like a Overrated Song
And that song sucks and isn't even their best
And that song is REALLY annoying!
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.
Very good list. I also think they are overrated. (No offense to their fans) - zxm
Pearl Jam does more complex arrangements on most songs than Nirvana could have attempted.
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
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
Boring? Did you ever listen to any songs beside Teen Spirit or Come as You Are? (Though they're not boring...) Songs like Territorial Pissings, Aneurysm, Scentless Apprentice, Negative Creep or Oh the Guilt? Nirvana put their heart and soul in their music. Some of their stuff is really sick, some other is really weird. Their songs are quite different, some really special music. Nirvana was everything but boring! - Mesel
Sure it's their best with the other 2 sucking even more. Bleach being a dull Melvins cover album and In Utero with it's lame attempts at grit and throwaway "experimental" songs. Alice in Chains were the far better band with the far better albums, hands down.
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 agree Bleach is a lot better for its rawness.
I love the cleanness of Nevermind but In Utero is much more interesting and better. - cjWriter1997
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
Still a damn good song
And it’s also literally their only good song.
Kurts death has a lot to do with their popularity
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
Alice in Chains Soundgarden and Pearl Jam are better than Nirvana
Agreed here. there are better
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
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...
Exactly and that's why they shouldn't be on the top ten of the greatest bands of all time. - Soulstealer
That’s because kurt died...
Sadly this judgmental trope repeats itself throughout history
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.