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Seattle rock band that put a lot of guys wearing spandex and playing Charvel guitars out of employment until Kurt Cobain blew his brains out, thus making it safe again for bands like Poison and Motley Crue to start putting together reunion tours upon realizing that kicking cocaine and alcoholism isn't good enough to make people like you again.
There are numerous allusions to bodily fluids, excrement, and urine on many of the Nirvana albums. The fact that people would rather listen to that than "Cherry Pie" says something.
by Squid Wrangler March 24, 2005
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A band that originated in the early 90's. Claimed to be overrated bt many but I think that it's the people who own simply 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and 'Nevermind' that make the band overrated. 75% of the Nirvana's so-called fans have never even heard of 'Outcesticide' (one 'fan' simply saying "Oh! You mean "Incesticide") or even sometimes 'Bleach.' It's these people that make this talented band overrated, as do the critics who base their opinions on 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' alone. Nirvana were a talented and amazing band and, wether love them or hate them, it's quite hard to deny that fact.
R.I.P. Nirvana
Grunge will live again....
by krazymotherfucker January 16, 2005
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3-member band from Seattle, and Grunge innovators. Probably the most influential band over the last 10 years. Nirvana was Kurt Cobain:Vocals/guitar, Dave Grohl:Drums and backing vocals, Krist Novoselic:Bass and backing vocals. Nirvana ended when Kurt allegedly commited suicide, although evidence suggests that Courtney Love (Kurt's wife) murdered him.
Nirvana: The defining Grunge band.
by Ben December 05, 2004
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Good band of the early 90's that is often mistaken as the creator of grunge. There are 2 things wrong with that statement:
1. Mother Love Bone originated the sound, although nobody knows about them because after their first record the lead singer O.D.'d on heroin or something(Temple of the Dog is a tribute project for him with Chris Cornell and MLB's surviving members, with help from Eddie Vedder). IMO, they were also a better band.
2. Nirvana aren't pure grunge. Their first cd Bleach was probably the closest to grunge they got, the rest were more alt-rock'ish
So to say they're the best grunge band ever is a false statement as they aren't really all grunge. Although they were good at what they did, it mainly wasn't grunge. Just because a band comes from Seattle, doesn't mean they're grunge.(there are other good bands from the "grunge" era that just never hit it big that had talent as well but they were overshadowed by Nirvana and, later, Pearl Jam(who are more grunge than Nirvana))
R.I.P. Kurt Cobain

"It's better to burn out than to fade away"
by OpenYourEyes December 31, 2004
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The Seattle "Grunge" band that brought the genre into the mainstream. Lead singer Kurt Cobain took his life( or was mrdered some say), you know the drill. The greatest band in the world? Well that's subjective. What I might love you might hate. But we should all aree to hate the whiny posers who think they're so edgy and such music experts because they depise watever becomes popular and mainstream. Any band and song ("smells like team spirit" kicks ass)that can launch a formerly underground genre (that you claim to be fans of)into the mainstream cant be as lame as you try o make it sound, so lay off with harsh insults. And to the douchebags who say things like "Thank God Kurt Cobain blew his head off!", fuck you and you're going to hell.
Nirvana was a pretty cool band.
by h8theh8rs August 29, 2006
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A grunge band that was alright, but not the greatest band ever. Kurt Cobain himself hated how Nirvana became mainstream.

A good portion of their fan base is composed of faggot posers who think they're music gods just because they're Nirvana fans. Never mention anything negative about Nirvana around them because they take is as if they were fucked in the ass and hurl shit at you.
Nirvana is a good band, but not the greatest of all time.
by Liberty Valance August 07, 2008
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1. Freedom from pain and suffering in the external world. Blown out, as in a candle. It is composed of three phones:
Ni : out, away from, without
Va: blowing, as in blowing in the wind or smelling
Na: never, do not, should not
Nirvāṇa is a term used in Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. It refers to the profound peace of mind that is acquired with moksha, liberation from samsara, or release from a state of suffering, after an often lengthy period of bhāvanā or sādhanā.
2. The best rock band ever fronted by Kurt Cobain.
The nirvana of the Buddhists is shunyata, emptiness, but the nirvana of the Gita means peace and that is why it is described as brahma-nirvana oneness with Brahman.
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