Sound — 10
This is probably Nirvana's best album because it helped show off their grungier, raw side. I enjoyed the sound because of the noisier, feedback driven guitar and pounding drum beats. There is still the catchy melodic songs like off of "Nevermind" but it also has a harder, edgy side.
Lyrics — 10
Well, I hate to be cliche, but it's Kurt Cobain, so the lyrics are good. There is a noticible difference between lyrics on this record and lyrics on their previous records for various reasons. For example, in "Scentless Apprentice," two new things happened: it is about a specific subject or theme (the book "Perfume") and it was written by all 3 members. There are more themed songs on this record unlike the last few with random lines made up a couple minutes before recording. The lyrics go unbelievably well with the music, as Kurt was a master at matching melody with rhythm. The vocals on this record were great, with the perfect pitch and tone for the music. He really was a talented singer.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, I think this is Nirvana's record. There isn't a song I skip over, and I can't really say I have a favorite, because they're all really good. Everything seems to go together on this record, and there isn't much I don't like. I would definitely buy this record again if this one got lost/stolen.