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The All-Time Coolest American Rock Bands
Quite simply, Nirvana changed music as we know it. They were the ultimate grunge band to break out of the independent scene and hit the mainstream - hard. And it was all done in the space of three studio albums: Bleach (1989), Nevermind (1991) and In Utero (1993). Rock would never be the same again.