Evan Serpick
January 26, 2001 AT 05:00 AM EST

Smells Like Bleach: A Tribute to Nirvana

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Various Artists
genre
Rock

We gave it a B-

Everyone from Charlie Hunter to Tori Amos has interpreted Nirvana’s iconoclastic anthems, but none has captured their anarchic power. Here, punk forefathers like Agent Orange and descendents like I.C.U. again fail to do them justice. Most omit the soulful wailing and off-key squawks, accelerating the songs into power-punk retreads and losing the passion and chaos that changed the face of music. B-

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