These Five Artists Came as They Were, And Left us With These 5 Amazing Nirvana Covers

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The art of the cover song is a very delicate one. When covering a band with as much clout as, say, The Beatles, one must tread carefully. The same amount of tact is necessary when covering the short lived yet indubitably remarkable band Nirvana. These five songs are the best at successfully covering Nirvana – whether through reinvention, or simply through imitation flattery, each of these covers shows something exciting and new about Nirvana’s inherent genius, while also showing their own respective artistic prowess.
These Five Artists Came as They Were, And Left us With These 5 Amazing Nirvana Covers
Image Credit: Loudwire.com
The art of the cover song is a very delicate one. When covering a band with as much clout as, say, The Beatles, one must tread carefully. The same amount of tact is necessary when covering the short lived yet indubitably remarkable band Nirvana. These five songs are the best at successfully covering Nirvana – whether through reinvention, or simply through imitation flattery, each of these covers shows something exciting and new about Nirvana’s inherent genius, while also showing their own respective artistic prowess.
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Honorable mentions go to Tori Amos’ innovative cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit – while it is inventive in its take on the song, I feel it tries too hard to be different. These five songs don’t try too hard to be anything other than what they are. These artists came as they were to the music, sat with it, and produced something that they felt both honored Nirvana as well as showcased their own talent. It is that balance that they struck so brilliantly that makes these five songs the best Nirvana covers.


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