Even as a young lad I never really cared for Nirvana, don't get me wrong I respect this album because it influenced a lot bands that I used to listen to but I just don't get the hype. Why does this album get a pass?
I agree, and I'm a huge Nirvana fan. I think it's all about the time during which the album was released. They helped redefine the standard. There wasn't much music like it, and nothing like it in the mainstream. Not only was it musically fresh and challenging but socially as well.
It's like looking back at early punk rock -- If you were born after them, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones don't seem so original. But that the time they were arguably revolutionary.