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Another thing to touch on - what Nevermind did was blow people away. Not so much for the songwriting but for the production of the album. The guitar tones are AMAZING. The bass and drums have a whole new sound that wasn't heard at the time. It's been the framework for a lot of heavy albums since. This was the first time that really heavy music sounded GREAT from an engineering standpoint.