Smells Like Teen Spirit
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Here it is, the album that turned Nirvana into superstars and changed the course of pop music in the 1990s. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is the iconic lead track. The album has sold more than 10 million copies and sits on almost everyone's "greatest ever" lists.