Spotify Celebrates Niravan’s Legendry Band, 23 Years After Kurt Cobain
On April 5, 1994 Kurt Cobain, vocalist of the legendary band Nirvana passed away. So today, 23 years after his death, Spotify wants to pay homage to him and to grunge, a subgenre of alternative rock influenced by punk, hardcore punk, noise rock and hard rock.Grunge emerged in the late 1980s, with groups mainly from Washington state, specifically Seattle.
However, it was in the mid-1990s that grunge expanded worldwide due to the commercial success of Nirvana’s ‘Never mind‘ and Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’ albums. In addition to these two bands, groups like The Pixies and Sound garden developed all their music covered by this musical style.
In addition to notably influencing the work of Cobain and other artists. Although Nirvana’s latest studio album is more than 20 years old, its music is still alive and present in the minds of music lovers.
According to Spotify , this is evidenced by their listening data on the platform, which put the Washington group in the 176th place worldwide, with more than 7.6 million monthly listeners.
Remembering Cobain and his boys,While the popularity of Nirvana grew around the world during the 1990s, several teenagers adopted their music and became a source of inspiration, giving rise to – even a movement – the grunge movement.
For Spotify, years later we can see the result of this legacy in the work of bands like Foo Fighters, Weezer and 30 Seconds to Mars, whose members have been strongly influenced by the albums ‘Never mind‘, ‘In Utero’ and ‘Bleach‘ by Nirvana.
If nostalgia for the grunge era floods you today, the playlist ‘This is: Nirvana’ on Spotify is the cure for that melancholy moment.