Overwhelmed by sudden success, Nirvana promised to take a harsher, more abrasive route on their second major-label release. Enlisting Chicago-based noise maven Steve Albini (of Big Black fame), Kurt Cobain and company succeeded in producing a record that was violent, disillusioned, and deeply moving. Every song reads like a commentary on the cost of fame (“Serve the Servants”) and the unhealthy relationship between performer and fan (“Milk It”). Of course, they might all simply be about Courtney Love. Gossip aside, there is no denying the sheer power of Cobain’s song-writing, his singing, and the band’s amazing, visceral power. Cobain even manages a John Lennon-like mantra at the end of the heart-wrenching “All Apologies”. “All in all is all we are,” he intones repeatedly, only for Cobain that’s no consolation. –Percy Keegan
Digitally remastered 20th Anniversary three CD + DVD Super Deluxe Edition includes more than 70 remastered, remixed, rare and unreleased recordings, including B-sides, compilation tracks, never-before-heard demos and live material featuring the final touring lineup of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl, and Pat Smear. This box set also includes a DVD of the complete Live And Loud show from Seattle’s Pier 48 on December 13, 1993 plus never-before-released bonus material. 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. In Utero was the sound of the most incredible yet conflicted Rock `n’ Roll band of the era at the peak of its 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. As Rolling Stone’s David Fricke said in his review at the time, “In Utero is a lot of things – brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once. But more than anything, it’s a triumph of the will.”
Deluxe edition includes two bonus tracks. 2013 release, the sixth album from the Grammy-winning Rock quartet. Mechanical Bull was produced by Angelo Petraglia and recorded at the band’s studio in Nashville, TN. Features the singles ‘Supersoaker’ and ‘Wait For Me’. All songs on the album were written by band members Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill and Matthew Followill.
Deluxe Edition includes two bonus tracks. 2013 release, the third album from the Canadian actor, rapper and R&B star. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” coasts along on his hypnotic R&B crooning, bringing together an immediately unforgettable hook with silky and seductive soundscapes. Hearing both the delivery and magnetic production, it’s clear that Drake’s home is at the very top. The track also follows up the smash hit “Started From The Bottom”, which peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is now nearing double-platinum status. Cash Money Records co-founder and CEO Bryan “Baby” Williams aka Birdman enthusiastically states, “an artist like Drake comes along only once in a lifetime. His talent as a lyricist, performer, and creative is unparalleled.”