I was 16 when it was released and I loved it then and I love it now. For me this is something I can listen to the whole way through without skipping songs. I think the 12 songs on this CD have aged quite well and fit well in any rock fans collection.
I have read the last 300 reviews and many people don’t know what they are talking about. I didn’t realize how polarizing this album was.
Music shouldn’t be about technical guitar prowess or a 5 octave vocal range or hair spray. People shouldn’t be caught up with genre labels like grunge, punk, emo, hair metal, nu-metal, alternative. Reviews of music shouldn’t comment on the personal lives of the artist’s drug use, death, or bizarre choice of mate. You shouldn’t even care about how tastes in fashion and music changed after this (and other “grunge” acts) came onto the scene.
It should be about the songs and how you relate to them personally. If you don’t like this that is fine, but the other superfluous [...]shouldn’t be relevant in the discussion of the album, please feel free to get a MySpace account and [...]about it there.