I mention Nirvana because this band was the one that made Grunge a popular genre in the early 90s. In my opinion this genre should be underground always and forever. Of course this doesn't mean other Grunge bands are good. They were rubbish as well, but I'm glad they remained underground as they deserve at least. Except Alice In Chains though, but they didn't became a phenomenon unlike Nirvana. Anyway I believe both they didn't deserve the popularity they gained, and they should remain underground.
1) "Edgy" teens still wear Nirvana t-shirts
They think they're being edgy because they happen to know Nirvana's existence, and they wear this humiliated T-shirt with the infamous Nirvana logo. That's not edgy, but very pretentious. And if they knew some things more about music, then they'd be aware that Nirvana is the most overrated band ever, and they'd be smart enough to avoid wearing it.
2) Grunge killed Rock
Grunge isn't Rock. Not Pop as well of course. But many consider it as Evolution Of The Rock Movement. No it's not evolution, but a murder. Look how Rock was a decade ago, and look what Grudge has done to it (see #3 for some more details). They took away any melodic element Rock had just a few years before Grunge movement made it big.
3) Grunge overshadowed the good Rock bands of the late 80s and early 90s
There were bands like Danger Danger, Bad English, Giant or Alias during the late 80s, and the early 90s. Those were the GOOD Rock bands. The bands that followed the footsteps of mid 80s Melodic Rock bands, and didn't throw them on the trash unlike Grunge musicians did. Grudge went backwards and brought back Rock music to the Stone Age with their retarded song structures.
4) Kurt Cobain's death is still being discussed
Even after two decades and some years. Why people care so much about someone who committed suicide two decades ago? Thousands and thousands of people have committed suicide all over those years, but they get forgotten after some point. Kurt Cobain was just one of them. Yeah just one of them, he wasn't as special as some people think. So why people still care about some guy who committed suicide two decades ago?
5) Most overrated band ever
Even more than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. At least despite the fact they were ridiculously overrated, they had some talent as musicians at least, unlike Nirvana. They were just a bunch of useless musicians, who happened to be at the right place, in the right time, and now they have a legendary status because their signer committed suicide at a young age. I believe if he was still alive, now they'd be forgotten and nobody would care about them anymore.
6) Their riffs are stolen
The link speaks by itself. See here . They became popular by stealing other musicians' riffs. What do you have to say, Nirvana's fanboys and fangirls?
7) They have no memorable songs
Does anybody else remember any other song from them apart from Smells Like Teen Spirit?
Personally not. Even if it was ridiculously overrated, it was the only decent song coming from them. Just decent though, not anything special or impressive as many people WANT to believe. The rest of their whole discography is just rubbish, and I don't remember any other song from them. I have listened their whole discography once, so I'm talking from experience. And this song is not even theirs in fact. As the link I posted above mentions, the riff is stolen by Boston's More Than A Feeling. If it weren't for Boston then Nirvana would never write this song that made them popular.