TITLE: IN UTERO
THE BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle trio takes a great leap forward with an aggressive, abrasive rock album.
Nirvana: a place or state of oblivion to care, pain or external reality. This is not heaven, surely, but a state in which suffering is transcended and desire extinguished. In any case, ever since the members of the post-punk rock band Nirvana became the surprise darlings of MTV and pop radio, they've gone through a media barrage that seemed the very opposite of nirvana. Now their powerful new album takes all the band's media-glare anguish and alchemizes...