“The reason why I would pick this album over Bleach or Nevermind is because, as hard as it was for Nirvana to break through with their first releases, it was probably just as difficult to do what they did after they had achieved success. To sell millions and millions and then make a Steve Albini record? Wow! [laughs] That is the epitome of punk rock.
“Even today, there’s nothing that sounds like this album. It’s bold, harsh, uncompromising. I mean, the poppiest song on the whole record is called Rape Me. My God, the people at the label must have been going crazy! What do you do with something like this?
“I hold this record right up there with Sgt. Pepper. I dream of making something so overwhelming. It’s one of my favorite albums of all time. You can’t listen to In Utero and feel uncertain about it.”