An Autopsy of Nirvana’s Posthumous Career

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By Daniel Margolis

Kurt Cobain has been pretty busy since he injected himself with a lethal dose of heroin and then blew his head off with a shotgun—effectively killing himself twice—on April 5, 1994. Like Jimi Hendrix—that other left-handed guitarist from Seattle who led a power-trio and died at age 27—posthumously, Nirvana has served up quite a glut of DVDs, live albums, box sets, reissues and greatest hits packages. At this point, sitting down and listening to everything released since the man pulled the trigger amounts to reviewing the band’s entire discography and everything in between. So we did just that; what follows is a full run through Nirvana’s life after death.

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