I wasn't around for the entire grunge/alt explosion. But I've heard my father talk about it enough to feel like I was, haha. I tried to give Nirvana an honest listen. I think the Bleach record is interesting, definitely has that heavier, Melvins vibe (duh, Dale Crover some of the drumming on there, plus Buzzo and Dale were friends of Kurt's). After that they completely lost me. Just didn't inspire my ear at all. Not hating them, won't hate on them. I don't think they were bad, just not for me for whatever reason. I'll take Alice in Chains or Soundgarden over them any day. Hell, even Smashing Pumpkins or Dinosaur Jr.