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Nirvana’s 11 Loudest Tracks

on February 20, 2017, 12:00pm
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01. “You Know You’re Right”


The posthumous release of “You Know You’re Right” from the band’s last studio session was contentious with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Courtney Love, but the fans were frothing at the mouth to hear it. Everyone knows the story behind it as one of the last songs Cobain recorded, but its beauty, even though it wasn’t totally finished, dwells in its vitriol. Cobain’s mastery of brain-numbing feedback is in full effect, and his vocals are as angry as anything previously released. The doubled screams hint at a future in post-hardcore that never was.

How Loud? It’ll rattle a casket six feet down in the cold earth.

–Nick Freed


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