Nevermind is the second studio album by American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24, 1991. The album was produced by Butch Vig, as well as being the first to feature drummer Dave Grohl. The album cover, which shows a naked baby swimming with a U.S. dollar bill on a fishhook just out of his reach, is often recognized as one of the most famous album covers in popular music.
For the preparation of Nevermind, Cobain wrote a number of songs that were influenced by bands like The Melvins, R.E.M., The Smithereens, and the Pixies. He fashioned chord sequences using primarily power chords and wrote songs that combined pop hooks with dissonant guitar riffs. His aim for the album material was to sound like "The Knack and the Bay City Rollers getting molested by Black Flag and Black Sabbath". Nirvana recorded Nevermind at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California in May and June 1991 and was mastered on the afternoon of August 2 at The Mastering Lab in Hollywood, California.
Despite the initial low commercial expectations, Nevermind became an unexpected critical and commercial success. In January 1992, it reached number one on the US Billboard 200. The lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100, and its video was heavily rotated on MTV. Three other successful singles were produced: "Come as You Are", "Lithium", and "In Bloom". At its height, the album was selling approximately 300,000 copies a week. It was voted as the best album of the year in Pazz & Jop critics' poll, while "Smells Like Teen Spirit" also topped the single of the year and video of the year polls.
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