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one of the best rock bands of all time. kurt cobain, krist novoselic and dave grohl had tried and suceeded in what so many other bands had failed to do...make music that appealed to a large variety of people. even the vast majority of hip-hop and rap fans can't deny that "smells like teen spirit" was in a league of its own.

it just wasnt smells like teen spirit, it was the other, more "unknown" songs that kurt wrote that appealed to the disenfranchised youth in particular. look at the lyrics in something in the way...i bet you any money 99% of teenagers have thought about being in a place like what kurt is describing...a cold, wet, unrelenting homeless existence. by the way, it is untrue that kurt himself had been homeless, sleeping on the banks of the wishkah river.

truly one of the best and most influential bands of all time
if you listen to a nirvana album, you will find a state of nirvana
by nirvana.kanks April 09, 2005
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"Cooled" or "quenched," the unconditioned state of liberation, release from the cycle of rebirth-redeath; Pali: Nibbana.
When someone reaches nirvana, it means that he or she has broken free of samsara, the cycle of reincarnation and suffering which characterizes all life on Earth. In addition to being free from suffering, the individual is also beyond obsessions and earthly concerns. He or she has a high level of wisdom and compassion, and has reached a state of perfect peace with all life. For Buddhists, nirvana is the highest state one can attain, and it can take a very long time to reach this state. The term “nirvana” literally means “to extinguish,” although the term refers to the extinction of life as one knows it, not to a final end. Buddhists strive to attain nirvana by following the Eightfold Path and other precepts of their faith, and many believe that they have no way of knowing how long they have been on Earth, working towards eventual nirvana. It is also believed that people must achieve enlightenment in order to reach nirvana, but that enlightenment is not necessarily an automatic ticket to nirvana.
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one of the best bands ever. People can say they're over rated, and they may well be. But no one can say they hate them because if Nirvana hadnt excisted then at least half of the good music today wouldnt, they revolusionised music and delayed the attack of hip hop shit.
What i love about Nirvana is the meaning to the lyris, you can relate to his words.
So all i can say is, if its your thing then get the album but if not, whatever you do, think before you diss!!
Nirvana, the best band ever!
Nirvana a state of peace and well being.
by Superelf October 13, 2006
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Nirvana, the seattle grunge band that defined a decade, the band that set the standard of punk and grunge all at once. A small time band from Aberdeen, WA, Nirvana consisted of Kurt Cobain, a man that was perhaps the greatest and most demented who ever lived,on guitar and vocals, Krist Novoselic on bass, and David Grohl on drums. Nirvana made its debut with the Bleach album. It was originally printed with merely 6,000 copies, which sold out almost instantaniously. The Nevermind album was the huge catapult to stardom and included the song Smells Like Teen Spirit. In a tragic, but fitting ending to this band of anti-conformists, Kurt Cobain committed suicide in April of 1994.
Kurt Cobain was the vocalist and lyricist of the band, Nirvana.
by Renyad KDC May 21, 2005
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One of the greatest bands ever formed. The Gods of Grunge. They have given inspiration and strength to a whole generation of kids, even though they are no longer together, their music will stay in our hearts and minds forever.
Even though I was only nine when Nirvana played in 1993 I was still the only third grader singing "Rape Me".

Kurt - RIP I miss and love you

Krist - Volim Te

David - I Love You
by *Dee* December 06, 2006
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I can relate to nirvana. I started to listen them a few years ago. They saved my fucking life. I love that kind of music. It needs to be revived,
Nirvana is my savior
by Bearded Abe February 27, 2005
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A state of complete and total understanding. Used primarily in Buddhism. A person undergoes a series of reincarnations, gaining knowledge and learning lessons for each. With each reincarnation, one gains or loses an amount of karma, or magical force. Once one has received a specific amount of karma, he is able to break away from the cycle of reincarnations, and enter the state of being known as nirvana. Those who have reached such a state are considered buddhas, in honor of the religion's founder, Siddhartha, or the Buddha.
Nirvana, comming to a divine plane of existance near you!
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