Kids reacting to Nirvana is cute, depressing, uplifting

Posted by on March 28, 2017

If you’re an eight year-old, not only is Nirvana almost an abstract thought, rock music in general is something you might not be so up on. If you think about that going into the latest “Kids React To” series from Fine Bros. Entertainment, that’s somewhat of a chilling thought. It seems like a given to get the opinion of kids on one of the gold standards of grunge, and that’s because they’ve done it before. However, a new group of kids and three years later, some things haven’t changed. Some of the kids have heard of them, others haven’t, and a kid saying that his dad listens to it means that Nirvana is dad rock. 

The music, of course, wins them over, and as “Come as You Are” and “In Bloom” play, the kids like the melody. “I never thought I would like rock music,” one kid says. The kids really seem to dig “Lithium,” of course they save “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for last, and wisely ignore “Rape Me.” It’s pretty cool to see kids that don’t really know what’s going on initially start to realize just how much they like Nirvana.  It’s pretty much the same thing that happened to countless teens in 1991. Will this make the kids turn their back on whatever the hell they’re listening to these days? It just might start to make them realize that rock music isn’t all bad, and that’s as good a start as any.

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