Magazine article Modern Trader

Various Artists: Whatever Nevermind

Magazine article Modern Trader

Various Artists: Whatever Nevermind

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VARIOUS ARTISTS: WHATEVER NEVERMIND

ALBUM RATING: 60

STANDARD DEV: 22.4

Two broad types of tribute albums exist: single artist or various artists. The former sees one artist paying homage to another by covering a selection of songs (full album or assortment of songs). The latter assembles a group of artists who presumably share an affinity for the original artist. Whatever Nevermind is the latter with a slate of metal artists who followed Nirvana temporally if not also aesthetically. While most of these artists skew toward harder-edge metal than Nirvana did, they all certainly all share Nirvana's love and value of a good melody, albeit often buried beneath the fuzz and wail of sound. Standout tracks include Kylesa covering Come As You Are, and Nothing's version of Something In the Way. …

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