The Vaselines, EMA, Titus Andronicus and Amanda Palmer star on Nirvana covers album

The 20th anniversary of the grunge rockers' album "Nevermind" is marked by covers from the likes of The Vaselines, EMA and Amanda Palmer.

21.07.11

Words by: Charlie Jones

The staff over at SPIN Magazine have marked the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Nevermind by asking several of their favourite contemporary bands to cover Nirvana classics.

With several intriguing covers, including two from artists who Nirvana once famously covered themselves, a highlight of the album comes in the form of this eerie, banjo-laden cover of Polly by Amanda Palmer. And eerie banjos are not something we recommend often.

The album comes as many are preparing to pay their tributes to the 24th September anniversary of the 1991 release of Nevermind – for some, this means discussing the finer details of Kurt Cobain’s, ahem, anatomical make-up (read about it via Vulture ). For the more traditional among us, this album is a real gem.

Tracklist:

MEAT PUPPETSSmells Like Teen Spirit
BUTCH WALKER & THE BLACK WIDOWSIn Bloom
MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTSCome As You Are
TITUS ANDRONICUSBreed
THE VASELINESLithium
AMANDA PALMERPolly
SURFER BLOODTerritorial Pissings
FOXY SHAZAMDrain You
JESSICA LEA MAYFIELDLounge Act
CHARLES BRADLEY & THE MENAHAN STREET BANDStay Away
TELEKINESISOn a Plain
JEFF THE BROTHERHOODSomething in the Way
EMAEndless Nameless

SPIN Presents Nevermind’ is available as a free download until 25th July via their facebook page .