1,000 Millennials Tell Us What Album is Today’s Nevermind
Nirvana’s Nevermind just turned 25 years old, which led us to wonder if millennials feel the same way about a recently released album as many young people felt about Nevermind in 1991.
So Fuse surveyed 1,000 18-24 year olds to see what recently released album they think they will still be talking about in 2040.
Before the data, just a quick reminder about 1991. Music fans, tired of the dance-pop and hair metal, embraced Nevermind for its sound and message. Fellow musicians were equally moved. Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia said upon hearing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for the first time, “You could tell the weather had changed. I drove to school with a huge lump in my throat” (SPIN, Nirvana’s Nevermind Turns 25, September 24, 2016). And Nevermind changed the record industry. Initially expected to sell 50,000 copies, Nevermind has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide and over 10 million in the United States. (Forbes, Nirvana’s Nevermind Turns 25: How It Changed the Record Business, September 24, 2016).