Frontman of the vastly overhyped Grunge Band Nirvana. His songwriting style was nonsensical and incoherent. He was -not- a good guitarist. He used 3 or 4 four guitar chords for every song, buried under half a dozen guitar effects. Having witnessed and heard enough truly talented musicians play, one can plainly see that Kurt Cobain's skills were minimal at best. As it is, the only reason Kurt Cobain and Nirvana are so highly regarded is because Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. This will automatically inflate ANY singer/musician/songwriter's popularity, and cause their actual talent to be greatly exaggerated, as is the case with Kurt Cobain.

Nirvana was a -decent- band, with their ability exaggerated after the suicide of its frontman. That's all.
"Nirvana's songs don't make any sense!"

"Kurt Cobain wan't THAT good of a guitarist..."
by Justin May 18, 2005
All bands are overrated by their most passionate fans. Beautiful AND talented people in the music industry are overrated all the time considering that ugly and talented people aren't as popular. Dead artists' creations are also easily overrated due to the limited production possibilities among other things.
But just because KURT COBAIN may be an artist who is so easy to overrate doesn't mean that he wasn't an EXTREMELY good songwriter, musician and artist. The fact that he died under such tragic circumstances (whatever the reason was) naturally lead to publicity which meant that even more people got to know of Nirvana's existence but publicity alone creates no new fans. The music actually has to be good for people to listen to it. People who have NOT listened to Kurt's music have no right or possibility to know exactly WHY others do listen to Nirvana but to assume it's because of the "coolness-factor", which many seem to do, is really naive. Nirvana has not been "cool" for a very long time because according to mainstream-belief mainstream-music cannot possibly be neither cool nor good. And I'd say that Nirvana, despite its non-mainstream genre and image, can be classified as quite a mainstream-band (thinking of numbers, hits, sold albums etc). Only insecure, unopinionated, dumb people listen to music to achieve some certain kind of status.
The reasons for loving or hating Kurt himself (or even worse: Courtney Love) on the other hand, seem much more superficial and badly argued than those for loving the music and are often based only on the image of him/her created by the media.
Hey! Wait!
I've got a new complaint:
Let those who have heard only "Smells like teen spirit" and "Come as you are" love them if they want to. Why should it bother people, it's that person who is missing out on the best music that the 90's had to offer, and that's punishment enough.
2 Kurt Cobain: Your music will live forever. I love it. I love it.
by AnemicRoyalty June 25, 2006
Someone whose head explodes due to a shotgun blast fired from the hands of Courtney Love(See deranged.).
Man, I saw Courtney Love in a crackhouse and feared she'd turn me into a Kurt Cobain.
by Emitremmus April 18, 2005
The greatest music writer ever who hated fame and the rock style life but without him we would be listening to some crap music, people buy nirvanas CD's listen and they will connect with you somehow, On April 5 94 he was MURDERED, the stupid cops close the investigation after three days so we couldnt acctually find out but next april 5 there is please pay ur respects
If people say theres only one wise man he was it.
Smells like teen spirit is the single handily the greatest song in the world listen to it urself and buy the box set i did
by cam March 29, 2005
one of the greatest musicians of all time, whos life was cut WAY too short because of his wife Courtney Love, who was mad because he was divorcing her and taking her out of his will. She should have been the one to die, shes worthless anyways.
Kurt cobain- rock god
by Erin February 07, 2004
1. A talented Rock Artist, R.I.P. (1967-1994)

2. A song made by very talented D12 rapper proof, R.I.P. (1973-2006)
1. Its a shame Kurt Cobain died, he was a good rock musician.

2. Its a shame Proof died, he was one of the best rappers ever, with songs like "Kurt Kobain".
by A hip hop head September 06, 2009
The great frontman for a great band, Nirvana. Was made a legend, whether he liked it or not. Excellent songwriter, nice guy, ok singer, ok guitarist. He in the end was driven to suicide by the strains on his shy, reserved personality that the rock-god life had.
Seriously, stop worshipping the man. He just wanted people to leave him to live a happy life, to not be stalked by fans and paparazzi 24/7. He wasn't "perfect." He had severe drug problems, which probably contributed to his suicide. There was his dumb feud with Axl Rose. And he wasn't a "prophet." He didn't view himself as one.
RIP Kurt Cobain. You will be missed.
by king of canada September 20, 2006
Kurt Donald Cobain, was the singer for one of the biggest bands in the world of its time. Kurt Cobain was Lead Guitar in "Niravan". Kurt cobain played music for the love of playing music. He dident dress, act, or do anything that would make it seem like he played music for Money or Fame. Kurt Dident let his fame go to his head. He wore what he wore and said what he said. People who call kurts msuic "Grunge" is not cool. Kurt hated the term "Grunge" to be applied to his music. "I hate that term, Grunge, Its just making us no better then say, Guns N' Roses. I made my music to be different, even though my insperations were punk related.The Melvens. Made we want to play music. I want my music to be punk rock thats not all about how much i could drink at a party" Kurt Said in an interview. So Kurt Cobaine, was a good man. so what if he did drugs. If you think that hes bad because he did drugs, Get all your fucking CDS and RECORDS and Burn the fuckers! because if you think that all those musicians who have changed your lives are all clean. your fuckign rong!
Kurt Donald Cobain. Lead guitar of Nirvana. Father of a baby girl names "Frances Bean Cobain", married to that bitch Courtney Love.
by Scott The Robot July 04, 2005

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