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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15. "Negative Creep"

"Negative Creep" is one of Cobain's earliest, clearest statements of alienated purpose. "I'm a negative creep and I'm stoned," he sings. "The early songs were really angry," he said later. Indeed, here his vocal is a howl, his sense of abjection and self-hate all-encompassing. The song was unique in early Nirvana songs in that it contained a studio fade-out, rather than just ending when the band stopped playing. A highlight of Bleach, it's also the album's best example of textbook grunge – right down to its reference to the Mudhoney song "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More." JON DOLAN

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