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What's left to say about Nevermind? As Nirvana's major label debut faces its 25th anniversary Saturday we're faced with a bit of a puzzle: We know it changed the face of music -- there's no doubt of that -- with how it dethroned hair metal, pushed punk to the surface and pushed Baby Boomers' grip on the industry towards Generation X. Even Jay Z admitted it was great enough to delay hip-hop's eventual cultural dominance. But glance at today's Hot 100, Spotify charts or (televised) VMAs and there's virtually nothing that sounds a lick like it.

Still, Nevermind outlasts the grunge movement it created. Today's kids have kept the aesthetic going: the flannel, the Nirvana shirts, shouting them out in a very deliberate millennial anthem. "It defined that particular time," says Butch Vig, who produced the album in 1991. "[Kurt Cobian] was singing about things that we don't even understand, but somehow you can hear him trying to fight through that frustration and rage, his fragility... all those complex feelings he expressed at the time still resonate today." 

The public obviously has a lot of nostalgia for Nevermind. But how often do you go back and listen?

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