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YMMV: Kurt Cobain
  • Ear Worm: Pretty much all of Nirvana's hits.
  • Face of the Band
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Many songs of his have become uncomfortable since his death, particularly "Come As You Are", which has the line "And I swear that I don't have a gun / No, I don't have a gun..."
  • Hype Backlash: He's so often described as one of the most important musicians of the last twenty years that this reaction often comes about.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Interesting example - Kurt loved Nevermind, until its more mainstream feel won him fans whom he felt didn't understand his message.
  • Nausea Fuel: Cobain had a fascination with human anatomy. Many of his lyrics and album artwork feature disturbing Body Horror imagery of this kind.
  • Too Cool to Live
  • True Art Is Angsty
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Cobain himself admitted that even he wasn't entirely sure what some of his lyrics were about.
  • Wangst: Kurt complained an awful lot even for someone with his problems (drug addiction, medical ailments, marriage difficulties etc.) and made his childhood out to be much worse than it actually was.
  • The Woobie: His life frankly sucked.
  • Yoko Oh No: As stated before, much of the fandom thinks that Courtney Love killed him, directly or indirectly.

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