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Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

If the style-obsessed synthesizer-heavy glamour bands of the 80’s and early 90’s were the decorative radical chic of fin de siecle pop, grunge was its dark, anarchic counterpoint. Kurt Cobain’s wails are not protest or anger so much as keening laments without hope. A soul bleeding to death slowly right in front of our eyes.

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