Nirvana - In Utero (CD)
To say that Nirvana's third and ultimately final studio album IN UTERO was 1993's most polarizing record would be the understatement of a decade. The unadorned sonic rawness of Steve Albini's recording laid bare every primal nuance of the most confrontational yet vulnerable material Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl would ever record. And with it's 1991 predecessor NEVERMIND having sold some 30 million copies, singlehandedly returning honest rock n roll to the top of the pop charts, IN UTERO was essentially the first record Nirvana would make with any expectations from the public. So from the opening quasi-shamble melodics of "Serve the Servants" through the bittersweet closing strains of "All Apologies," IN UTERO was the sound of the most incredible yet conflicted rock n roll band of the era at the peak of it's powers coming to terms with a generational spokes-band mantle they'd never seen coming and ultimately surmounting these struggles to make the record they needed to make. This 20th anniversary reissue features the original album re-mastered at Abbey Road studios in 2013.