No Apologies: All 102 Nirvana Songs Ranked

RS tackles the complete catalog of the band that defined the Nineties and made the world a lot noisier

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20. "Dumb"

"I've met a lot of dumb people," Cobain told Melody Maker in 1993. "They have a shitty job, they may be totally lonely, they don't have a girlfriend, they don't have much of a social life, and yet, for some reason, they're happy." Coming from a guy who seemed to have everything and yet wasn't happy himself, you can understand his fascination. Though not officially recorded until In Utero, "Dumb" was performed as early as 1990 – evidence that Cobain was ruminative long before it seemed like he had much to ruminate on. MIKE POWELL

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