I'm a big fan of music and I listen to all kinds...but I agree with you cellophane, I never understood the excitement over Nirvana. I think it's because I myself was boycotting Top 40 in the late 80s early 90s and I went out of my way to find "different music." Because of that, I discovered there were many other interesting and talented bands to listen to, some still making music after peaking in popularity in the 80s, and others who never made it to the mainstream...Aztec Camera, Crowded House, Matthew Sweet, Robyn Hitchcock, The Go-Betweens, Paul Westerberg/The Replacements, to name a few, and my absolute favorite never-has-been, The Pleasure Thieves. I didn't have to latch on to Nirvana just because they didn't sound like C&C, Paula Abdul and the like.
Anyway, whatever your taste is, there's tons of better stuff than what's being forced down our ears on the radio these days. That stuff is just some big company with lots of investment capital trying to promote what they think they can make into the next big thing, with image being everything. These days you can't just sell music (since no one's buying) but you gotta sell Pepsi and Candies shoes too!!! (Sorry Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson fans)